Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: V5at, V5ko. Course coordinator: Professor Roberto Crocetti,, Structural Engineering. Prerequisites: VBKN05 Concrete Structures and VSMF05 Engineering Modelling: Analysis of Structures. Recommended prerequisits: VBKN01 Steel and Timber Structures. The course might be cancelled if the number 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. 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)
Parke, G and Hewson N: ICE Manual of Bridge Engineering, 2nd edition. Thomas Telford Ltd, 2008.