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Course unit
IN02120274, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0517, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track STRUTTURE [003PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination DESIGN OF BRIDGES
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge CARLO PELLEGRINO ICAR/09
Other lecturers PAOLO ZAMPIERI 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/09 Construction Techniques 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 PELLEGRINO CARLO (Presidente)
ORGANTE MARIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Structural Analysis and Design
Target skills and knowledge: Acquisition of basic knowledge for the design of bridges and viaducts in relation to both technological and constructive aspects, design and calculation, taking into account also seismic actions. Evaluation of the degree of safety of existing bridge structures in relation to current operating conditions and design of strengthening and retrofit.
Examination methods: Design of a bridge and oral exam
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the preparation of the student will be based on an understanding of the arguments, on the acquisition of concepts and methodologies proposed and the ability to apply them in an autonomous and conscious way.
Course unit contents: RC and PRC bridges and viaducts, steel and composite bridges: typologies, static schemes, constructive methods, criteria of design. Standards; Schematization of static and dynamic actions.
Bridge deck: RC slabs, orthotropic slabs; longitudinal and transverse beams, models for calculation, distribution of loads. Bridges with closed cross-section: models for calculation. Supporting devices and joints. Piers and abutments, foundations: typologies, calculation criteria. Arch, cable-stayed and suspended bridges.
Bridges in the seismic areas: specific aspects of seismic design for bridge design, linear and nonlinear analyses, isolation and dissipation systems.
Design of a composite bridge and elements for the design of a PRC bridge.
Existing bridges and viaducts: typologies and in service maintenance problems. Durability of bridges. Assessments of maintenance conditions, vulnerability (with particular reference to the seismic situation), repair and strengthening of existing bridges. Masonry arch bridges.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes from lectures
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)