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Bridge Design Project

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Bridge Design Project
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2015
Module code: BIMA160
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4PA (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project work

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BIMA160 (P110-0097) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2012 , semester 1, optional course
BIMA160 (P110-0097) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2015 , semester 1, optional course,
BIMA160 (P110-0097) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 1, optional course,
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Markus Enders-Comberg
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingrid Düsing
Dipl.-Ing. Heino Hasmann

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_ will be able to design and construct bridges in steel, concrete or composite construction. One of the main focuses here is the development of the load-bearing system and the cross-section, while taking into account the determining factors and the geometry of the terrain. The students´ scientific knowledge will be developed, adapted and applied to practical tasks.
_ During the design process, students will acquire the ability to use design and structural frame analysis programs for bridge construction.
_ They will learn how to deal with standards, as well as their scientific interpretation and application to new questions and tasks.

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Module content:
_ Load assumptions for bridges
_ Load-bearing systems and cross-sections
_ Construction and assembly methods
_ Abutments, piers and bridge equipment
_ Bridge design based on selected examples

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Recommended or required reading:
_ Lecture notes (passed out at the beginning of the semester)
_ EUROCODES for bridge building: DIN EN 1991-2, DIN EN 1992-2, DIN EN 1993-2 und DIN EN 1994-2  with the respective national appendices

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