Course syllabus

Konstruktion av broar och avancerade konstruktioner
Design of Bridges and Advanced Structures

VBKN15, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2019/20
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2019-04-01

General Information

Elective for: V5-ko
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course gives applicable knowledge of the design of bridges and other advanced structures  that are suitable for larger spans, for example, cable supported structures, stress ribbon structures and arches.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course includes lectures, exercises, guest lectures by practitioning engineers and / or architects, and possible study visits. A great part of the course is devoted to two project tasks, the first consisting of the design of a road bridge. The first task is performed with planning and design calculations on a relatively detailed level. The second project involves the conceptual design of a long span structures. The second task is eventually presented at a seminar at the end of the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Design Projects (written report and presentation at a seminar) and individual exam. The date for the individual exam is decided during the course.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0118. Name: Project Assignments.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written report and oral presentation at seminar Contents: All course content
Code: 0218. Name: Short Written Exam.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written exam Contents: All course content


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: VSMF15 Beam theory, VSMF05 Engineering Modelling: Analysis of Structures
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBK041

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ivar Björnsson,
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