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Foundation Systems, Monitoring and Erection Methods
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Foundation Systems, Monitoring and Erection Methods

This course is part of Bridge Infrastructure Design Specialization

Taught in English

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Advanced level

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18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Advanced level

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18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

This module dives deep into the foundation of bridges! We'll explore various substructure systems, from the cantilever piers that support the bridge deck to abutments. You'll learn the intricacies of designing cantilever piers, understanding their load-bearing capacity and ensuring their stability. We'll delve into different pier types like portal piers, and explore various bearing systems that transfer the bridge's weight to the ground. The module covers pedestals and seismic restrainers, crucial components for keeping the bridge stable during earthquakes. By the end, you'll gain ability to design piers and other substructure systems.

What's included

18 videos1 assignment

This module tackles the critical underground support system for bridges. We'll explore various foundation types, from open foundations to pile foundations for deeper support needs. You'll delve into geotechnical considerations, understanding how soil properties influence foundation design. We'll cover the design process for pile foundations, including pile types, capacity analysis, and ensuring their stability under different load scenarios. Well foundations, suitable for deep water or weak soil, will also be explored. By the end, you'll gain the knowledge to design safe and secure foundations, the cornerstone of any enduring bridge structure.

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13 videos1 assignment

In this module we'll explore how bridges are monitored during construction to identify potential issues early on. You'll learn about installing sensors to track the bridge's behavior after construction, allowing for data-driven maintenance decisions. The module covers periodic inspections using visual and specialized techniques to detect problems. We'll delve into routine maintenance tasks like replacing bearings and expansion joints, crucial for bridge longevity. Even bridge widening to accommodate changing traffic needs will be explored. By understanding these practices, you'll be able to practice measures for bridge monitoring that keep our bridges reliable and safe.

What's included

6 videos1 assignment

In this module, we'll explore some bridge projects, from concept to completion. You'll learn about different bridge types in action, including pre-stressed and post-tensioned I-girder bridges, majestic steel truss bridges, and modern marvels like balanced cantilever and cable-stayed bridges. We'll delve into the specific construction methods used for each type, like segmental construction for pre-stressed I-girder bridges and the impressive balanced cantilever method for achieving large spans. You'll even explore the intricacies of cable-stayed bridge construction. Through real-world case studies, you'll gain a holistic understanding of how these bridges are brought to life, showcasing the engineering ingenuity.

What's included

10 videos1 assignment

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