Bridge Design


"An excellent course that enables the participant to ground the theory in practice and safely test both!"

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Bridge Design is one of the oldest topics of Civil Engineering. This course discusses bridge substructure systems, highlights the more technical aspects of bridge substructure design and rehabilitation. Focusing on components comprising and affecting bridge substructures, this course addresses the various types of each component and discusses specific selection or design criteria, with emphasis on both traditional and innovative practical solutions in professional applications. The main objective is to present practical and economical methods for evaluating, inspecting, strengthening and rehabilitating bridges.

Students will be introduced to various types of bridges and moving loads.Participants will design and fabricate their own bridge and test for the maximum load. The bridge model made by them can take up to 1000 times the self weight. You don't believe that is possible? Participating in our workshops will make you believe that it is possible!

Workshop Level : Intermediate Level
Best Suited for : All B.Tech/B.E./BCA/BSc. Students
Workshop Certification : Robosapiens Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
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Day 1

  • Allowable Stress Design
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design
Principles of Limit States Design
  • Design Procedures
  • Allowable Stress Design (ASD)
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)
  • Permanent Loads
  • Dead Loads
  • Transient Loads
  • Vehicular Live Load LL
  • Pedestrian Live Load PL
  • Water Load and Stream Pressure Force WA
  • Wind Load WS and WL
  • Earth Loads
Geotechnical Site Characterization
  • Planning Exploration and Testing Programs
  • Soil and Rock Variability
  • Field Test Methods
  • Ground Water Location
Geotechnical Design Parameter Selection
  • Test Method Selection
  • Field Test Methods
  • Parameter Evaluation
  • Reliability of Tests for Estimating Design Parameters

Day 2

Spread Footing Design
  • Design Methods
  • Comparison of Spread Footing Design Using LRFD and ASD
  • Footing Embedment
  • Buoyancy and Uplift
Driven Pile Design
  • Introduction
  • Design Methods
  • Comparison of Driven Pile Design Using LRFD and ASD
  • Geotechnical Design
  • Fixity of PileCap Connection
Conventional Retaining Wall and Abutment Design
  • Design Methods
  • Comparison of Wall Design Using LRFD and ASD
  • Loss of Passive Resistance
  • Drainage
Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Design
  • Introduction
  • Design Methods
  • General Design Considerations
  • Pullout of Reinforcing Elements
  • Rupture of Reinforcing Elements
  • Design Life
Bridge Substructure Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation strategies - techniques to strengthen the bridge substructure without replacing it
  • Bridge substructure assessment
  • Material deterioration: concrete, steel, timber, fatigue assessment and seismic retrofit
  • Foundation rehabilitation
  • Substructure

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Workshop Highlights

  • To Realize Every Civil Engineer's Dream of becoming a Bridge Designer
  • Introduction to Bridge Design through interactive lecture sessions with good multimedia content.
  • Interactive practical session on CAD based Bridge Design, Fabrication and Testing.
  • Exposure to current industry methods used in bridge design.
  • The program is designed to take the participants through the technical concepts involved in Civil Engineering.
  • Can use this experience to develop good B.Tech/M.Tech Project.


  • Bridge Design is one of the oldest & hottest topics of Civil Engineering.
  • This workshop gives an unique opportunity to experience a hands-on feel of a Civil Engineering project.
  • Participants will design and fabricate their own bridge and test for the maximum load.
  • Design of bridge that can support the load up to 1000 times its own weight.