CVET-434 Design of Highway Bridges

CVET-434 Design of Highway Bridges
Design concrete and steel bridges. Topics include types of bridges, design loads on bridges, live load distribution, design of prestressed concrete girders, design of I-plate steel girders, design of reinforced concrete deck, design of bridge foundations, and introduction to multi-span bridges. Emphasis is on the use of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and bridge design software, and a comprehensive group design project is assigned. Some computer work is involved. (Pre-Requisite: CVET-332; Co-Requisites: CVET-431, CVET-432)
Class 3, Lab 0, Credit 3. (Spring)


  • Design of Highway Bridges: An LRFD Approach, by Richard M. Barker and Jay Alan Puckett, John Wiley & Sons


  • AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications

Computer Packages

Bentley Software:LEAP Bridge Concrete; STAAD.Pro; MDX Software



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