Course Details

Concrete Bridges 2 (KON)

Academic Year 2024/25

NLB032 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIK Summer Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



5 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Type of bridges and technology of construction. Effect of prestressing. 2. Modelling and analysis of bridges. 3. Analysis of slab and girder bridge. 4. Analysis of box girder bridges. 5. Method of substitute girder grillage. 6. Typical structures: flyovers, urban bridges, highway viaducts, bridges across rivers and deep valleys. 7. Special problems of design and construction of bridges built on the stationary and launch scaffolding, cantilever bridges. 8. Special problems of design and construction of incrementally launched bridges, precast girder bridges. 9. Special problems of design and construction of precast segmental bridges. 10. Analysis and special problems of design and construction of arch bridges. 11. Suspension and cable-stayed bridges. 12. Pedestrian bridges. 13. Bridges designed for effects of the mining subsidence. Bridges designed in seismic areas.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Effect of prestressing on bridge structures. Continuous box girder bridge – design, scheme of longitudinal and transversal section, load, structural model, structural solution in longitudinal direction – dead load. 2. Design of prestressing reinforcement, effects of prestressing. 3. Structural solution in longitudinal direction – varying load, combination of internal forces. 4. Serviceability limit state – stress and cracks limitation. Correction. 5. Ultimate limit state – bending moment. Drawing of prestressing cables. 6. Ultimate limit state – shear force and torsion. 7. Design of shearing reinforcement. 8. Design of reinforcement in transverse direction. 9. Correction. 10. Design and review of cross beam. 11. Drawing of passive reinforcement, technical report, completion. 12. Final correction. 13. Design submission. Credit.