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1. Introduction of design.

  • What is design?
  • Types of design.
  • Importance of design.

2. Introduction of the structure.

  • What is structure?
  • Types of  structure.
  • Structural member.

3. Structural design process.

4. Structural connection.

5. Truss members and bracing.

6. Structural loads.

  • Dead load.
  • Live load.
  • Wind load.
  • Snow load.
  • Seismic load.

7. Structural analysis.

8. Steel design.

  • What is steel?
  • Properties.
  • Effect of carbon in steel.
  • Disadvantage.

9.Concrete design.

  • What is concrete?
  • Properties.
  • Concrete grade.

10. Introduction of staad pro.

  • Advantages.
  • The difference in auto cad and staad pro.
  • Introduction to Geometry
  • Creation of Geometry
  • Modifying Geometry of Members.
  • Use of Bracings in Structure.
  • Placement of Bracings in Structure.
  • The geometry of Bracings in Structure.
  • Miscellaneous Geometry in the Structure – Curved Beams, Solids.
  • Revision of Geometry of Structure as in Architectural Drawing.
  • Meaning of Property of Members – Steel and Concrete.
  • Releases in members.
  • Meaning of Connections in Steel members.
  • Concrete Joints and Connections.
  • Use of Master/Slave Joints.
  • Truss, Tension, and Compression members.
  • Introduction to various types of Supports- Fixed, Pinned, Fixed But and Enforced but Supports.
  • Various Types of Loading.  Basics of Dead Load, Live Load, and Snow Load.  Various Types of Loading- Continued.

11. Introduction of the bridge.

  • What is a bridge?
  • Importance of Bridge.
  • Allowable Stress Design
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design

12. Principles of Limit States Design.

  • Design Procedures
  • Allowable Stress Design (ASD)
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)

13. Loads

  • Permanent Loads, Dead Loads, Transient Loads, Vehicular Live Load LL, Pedestrian Live Load PL, Water Load and Stream Pressure Force WA, Wind Load WS and WL  Earth Loads

14. Geotechnical Site Characterization

  • Planning Exploration and Testing Programs
  • Soil and Rock Variability
  • Field Test Methods  G
  • round Water Location

15. Geotechnical Design Parameter Selection

  • Test Method Selection
  • Field Test Methods
  • Parameter Evaluation  Reliability of Tests for Estimating
  • Design Parameters

16. Spread Footing Design

  • Design Methods
  • Comparison of Spread Footing Design Using LRFD and ASD
  • Footing Embedment
  • Buoyancy and Uplift

17. Driven Pile Design

  • Introduction
  • Design Methods
  • Comparison of Driven Pile Design Using LRFD and ASD  Geotechnical Design
  • Fixity of Pile Cap Connection

18. Conventional Retaining Wall and Abutment Design

  • Design Methods
  • Comparison of Wall Design Using LRFD and ASD
  • Loss of Passive Resistance
  • Drainage

19. Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Design

  • Introduction
  • Design Methods
  • General Design Considerations
  • Pull out of Reinforcing Elements
  • Rupture of Reinforcing Elements
  • Design Life

20. Bridge Substructure Rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitation strategies – techniques to strengthen the bridge substructure without replacing it
  • Bridge substructure assessment
  • Material deterioration: concrete, steel, timber, fatigue assessment and seismic retrofit 
  • Foundation rehabilitation
  • Substructure

21. Aerodynamics of bridge.

22. Types of bridges.

  • Arch bridge.
  • Cantilever bridge.
  • Beam bridge.
  • Cable stayed bridge.

23. Live projects on software.

  • Design and analysis of Arch bridge.
  • Design and analysis of Cantilever bridge.
  • Design and analysis of Cable stayed bridge.


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