Reinforced Concrete Road Bridges

By Prof. Nirjhar Dhang   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 4726
In this course, reinforced concrete road bridges are taken up as these bridges are mainly used  in road transportation system. This course will mainly focus on reinforced concrete slab bridges spanning in the range of 8-12m. Reinforced concrete T beam bridges will also be covered spanning in the range of 15-25m. The course will be introduced with general design considerations, design limit states. Different loading conditions will be discussed introducing IRC codes. Behaviour of concrete will also be discussed. Design of slab bridges and RC T beam bridges will be carried out in a systematic manner. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students of Civil Engineering
PRE-REQUISITES :         Nil
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:   Design consultancy firms and construction industries.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 1
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 23 Aug 2021
End Date : 17 Sep 2021
Enrollment Ends : 30 Aug 2021
Exam Date : 23 Oct 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction, design considerations, loads and IRC codes
Week 2: Flexural and shear strength of reinforced concrete members
Week 3: Solid slab bridge design
Week 4: T-beam bridge design

Books and references

1. Essentials of Bridge Engineering, D. Johnson Victor, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 1991 2. Design of Highway Bridges, Richard M. Barker & Jay A. Puckett, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007

Instructor bio

Prof. Nirjhar Dhang

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Nirjhar Dhang (born 1962) is currently Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, where he teaches Bridge Engineering, Structural Health Monitoring & Control, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures.He works in the field of structural engineering particularly in the area of concrete, structural health monitoring & control and railway bridges applicable for high speed rail.He has done many consultancy and research project work.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 23 October 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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