Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: V4at. Course coordinator: Sven Thelandersson,, Konstruktionsteknik. Prerequisites: Alt 1: VBK020 Concrete Structures, Advanced Course, VBK035 Design of Steel Structure, VBM031 Concrete in a Life-cycle Perspectice and one of the courses VSM040 The Finite Element Method or VGT021 Foundation Engineering. Alt 2: VBK020 Concrete Structures, VVB071 Pavement Design and Construction. Recommended prerequisits: VSM150 Engineering Modelling: Analysis of Structures and for Alt 2VBK035 Design of Steel Structures. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Written examination and design projects. Home page:

The course gives applicable knowledge of the design of bridges.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course includes lectures, design projects, visiting lectures by professional bridge designers and a study visit.

The course is based on two major projects. The first project is a conventional two span road bridge in pre-stressed concrete. The design is made on a relatively detailed level. The second project is a long span bridge where the structural system, construction methods, economy and aesthetics are chosen in the form of preliminary design level.

Sundquist, H. Infrastrukturkonstruktioner. Compendium from KTH (Swedish)
Petersson, T., Sundquist, H. Spännbetongkonstruktioner. Compendium from KTH (Swedish)