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CIVL5276: Bridge Engineering

This unit will provide students a wide knowledge and understanding of Bridge Engineering enabling them to be future practical bridge engineers. The unit consists of 4 parts, as detailed: Part 1 covers Introduction to Bridge Assets, Sustainability and Bridge Design Investigation. Part 2 covers Bridge Design to AS5100-2017. Part 3 covers Bridge Asset Management - Materials of construction, Asset Managers' challenges, Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Bridge Information System. Part 4 covers Types of Non-Destructive Bridge Load Testing and Structural Health Monitoring, and Benefits of Application of these Procedures.

Code CIVL5276
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
(CIVL2201 and CIVL3205 and CIVL3206) or (CIVL9201 and CIVL9205 and CIVL9206). Students who have not completed Concrete Structures (CIVL3205 or CIVL9205) will be very disadvantaged and should not attempt this unit

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. 1. Understand principles of bridge design, asset management and maintenance practices
  • LO2. 2. Skills to develop a bridge concept design
  • LO3. 3. Design concrete bridge deck for serviceability and limit states
  • LO4. 4. Understand the principles of bridge inspection, structural assessment, and non-destructive load testing
  • LO5. 5. Skills to develop a management plan for an existing bridge
  • LO6. 6. Understand the principles of structural assessment, and non-destructive bridge load testing
  • LO7. 7. Skills to develop a management plan for an existing bridge

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.