B.E. Civil Engineering:Bridge Engineering

Thapar University
In Patiala

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Important information

Typology Bachelor
Location Patiala
Duration 4 Years
  • Bachelor
  • Patiala
  • Duration:
    4 Years


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Starts On request
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First Year: Semester-I

Mathematics I
Engineering graphics
Computer Programming
Solid Mechanics
Communication Skills

First Year: Semester-II

Mathematics II
Manufacturing Process
Electrical and Electronic Science
Organizational Behavior

Second Year- Semester - I

Numerical and Statistical Methods
Fluid Mechanics
Measurement Science and Techniques
Building Materials and Construction
Structural Analysis
Engineering Economics
Environmental Studies

Second Year- Semester – II

Optimisation Techniques
Material Science and Engineering
Power Generation and Economics
Architecture and Building Drawings
Reinforced Concrete Design
Human Values, Ethics and IPR

Third Year- Semester – I

Hydrology and Ground Water
Soil Mechanics
Water Supply Engineering
Advanced Structural Analysis
Steel Structural Design
Transportation Engineering-I
Survey Camp (4 weeks- after second year during summer vacations

Third Year- Semester – II

Foundation Engineering
Hydraulic Engineering
Project Planning and Estimation
Sewerage and Sewage Treatment
Transportation Engineering-II
Advanced Structural Design

Fourth Year- Semester – I

Project Semester
Computer Application in Civil Engineering
Industrial Training

Fourth Year- Semester – II

Total Quality Management
Elements of Earthquake Engineering

Bridge Engineering

Introduction: Definition, components of a bridge, classifications, importance of bridges.

Investigation of Bridges: Need for investigations, selection of bridge site, preliminary data to be collected, design discharge and its determination, linear waterway, economical span, vertical clearance above HFL, scour depth, choice of bridge type

Standard Specifications: Road bridges, I.R.C. loadings, code provisions on width of carriageway, clearances, loads considered etc. Standard specifications for railway bridges, Railway bridge code.

R.C.C. Culvert, Sken Culvert Reinforced Concrete Bridges: T-beam bridge, Courbon�s theory for load distribution. Balanced cantilever bridges, pre-stressed concrete bridges, (General discussions).

Steel Bridges: Introduction to suspension bridges, cantilever bridges, cable-stayed bridges. General arrangement of single-track broad-gauge railway bridge with open floor, design of stringers, cross girders, main trusses, top and bottom lateral bracing, complete design of through type truss bridge.

Sub Structure: Types of piers and abutments, design forces, design of piers and abutments.

Bearing and Joints: Various types of expansion bearing and fixed bearings, elastomeric bearings, joints and their types, design of bearings

Construction, inspection and maintenance of bridges.

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