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I-Bridges and Tunnel Construction

Course Code :2103FTIBTB
Study domain:Construction
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:24
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Johan Blom

3. Course contents *

This course content consists of two parts: Bridges and Tunnels

We will start with the conceptual design and power operation of a bridge, in order to discuss the different types of bridges with the structure of the groundwork (abutments , wing walls, pillars and supporting equipment) and the superstructure ( slab , beam grids , chutes, vault , arch, tui ) and their respective materials (concrete , steel) and effect (movable bridges).
Different operating principles of bridges have a particular focus on concrete: pured in situ, precast ,scaffoldfree extension and the slide method.

In the second part of the course, the most common (and recent) tunnelmethods will be discussed: execution, dimensioning and safety features.

During the course there will be guest lectures and also a presentation of the group projects.