# Concrete Bridges Design – Fundamentals

Learn The Different Systems of Bridges and How to Design Each Type Properly

Students will learn the fundamentals of bridges Engineering. We will start by illustrating the different types of bridges and how to select the proper system for your bridge based on the understanding the pros and cons for each system. Then we will go in depth in clarifying the dead and live loads acting on any bridge and we will focus on the live loads calculations and the different cases of loading which are the most important part in the design. In order to make you understand better the concept and theories, we will have solved examples on each part of the course to show you step by step each part of the design process.

What you’ll learn

• Bridge Main Elements.
• The Different Bridges Classifications.
• ASD Vs LFD Design Method.
• LRFD – Design Method.
• Bridge Diaphragms.
• Loads Definitions and Combinations.
• Truck, Tandem & Lane Load.
• Influence Lines.
• Lever Rule.

Course Content

• Introduction –> 3 lectures • 15min.
• Bridges Classification –> 4 lectures • 20min.
• Bridge Structural Forms –> 3 lectures • 10min.
• Commonly Used Bridges Standard Sections –> 5 lectures • 21min.
• Design Philosophies for Highway Bridges –> 3 lectures • 25min.
• Diaphragms in Bridges –> 2 lectures • 8min.
• Bridge Loads Definitions and Combinations –> 6 lectures • 37min.
• Dead Loads on Bridges –> 2 lectures • 10min.
• Live Loads on Bridges –> 5 lectures • 25min.
• Position of Live Load on Bridge –> 6 lectures • 31min.
• Example 2 – Detailed Calculations of Live Loads –> 5 lectures • 39min.
• Conclusion –> 1 lecture • 1min.

Requirements

• No previous Bridge Engineering is Required.

Students will learn the fundamentals of bridges Engineering. We will start by illustrating the different types of bridges and how to select the proper system for your bridge based on the understanding the pros and cons for each system. Then we will go in depth in clarifying the dead and live loads acting on any bridge and we will focus on the live loads calculations and the different cases of loading which are the most important part in the design. In order to make you understand better the concept and theories, we will have solved examples on each part of the course to show you step by step each part of the design process.