2023-2024 Catalog

CE 411 Advanced Design: Steel Bridge

This is a course in advanced engineering decision-making, as students design and fabricate a steel bridge according to the rules of the National Students Steel Bridge Competition. Conceptual design: computer-based parametric optimization studies and prototype connection testing. Preliminary design: the selection of bridge members and geometry to safely support loads. Detail design: 3-D solid modeling, drafting, and dimensioning of shop drawings. Bridge fabrication will require fine attention to detail and troubleshooting skills.


CE 311; Senior standing or permission of instructor