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Cableways
This discipline is a profiling one. After finishing the course and passing the examination students will be able to solve alone the problems related to the design, dimensioning and construction of passenger and cargo cableways as well as of rope lines. The knowledge obtained through lectures, visual aids, visits to projects, and coursework allows the future civil engineers in transportation engineering to start their career as designers and contractors of this specific type of transportation ...
Cableways - Project Assignment
This course project supplements students’ knowledge in design and construction of this specific type of transport and gain certain practical experience. The project emphasizes on the structural part – dimensioning of bearing components (cables, piers, stations) of the cable railways. Special attention is paid to the dimensioning of an individual pier, loaded in most unfavourable way under dead and live weights. The design of the longitudinal profile of the facility is reduced to correct ...
Composite Bridges
Successfully finished the examine on the subject will be able to design composite members like: plates and slabs with profiled steel sheeting, compressed members, filler beam decks, plate girders and lattice members with precast or ordinary concreted slabs. They will know methods for realizing the connection between the steel and concrete parts of the composite girders for the cases of precast or ordinary concreted slabs. They will know the influence of the concrete long term effects on ...
Composite Bridges - Project Assignment
Students, successfully developed the project should have designed a superstructure of a real bridge. The project includes the design of the main girder including the different construction and service conditions, and the joint between the steel girder and the concrete plate. The structure will be presented by the drawings: general arrangement, cross section of the deck, assembly scheme and working drawing of an assembly unit of the main bearer.
Computer Aided Analysis of Transport Structure
Students acquire knowledge related to the disciplines Statics of Structures, Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity, Stability and Dynamics of Structures. Algorithms for nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of structures are developed. Reinforced concrete- and steel structures taken from the design practice (buildings and bridges) are modelled. Computer-aided seismic analysis of structures is carried out in compliance with the Bulgarian codes.
Harbour Construction
After finishing this course and after graduation engineers may begin their career as designers in teams working out general plans for new sea and river harbours, or extension and reconstruction of existing harbours. They will be able to design gravity and notch-type quay walls, mound-type (sloped) breakwaters, vertical-wall (caisson-type) breakwaters, warehouses, roads and railways in the harbour yard. They can work in harbour construction sites as foremen.
Harbour Construction
After finishing this course and after graduation engineers may begin their career as designers in teams working out general plans for new sea and river harbours, or extension and reconstruction of existing harbours. They will be able to design gravity and notch-type quay walls, mound-type (sloped) breakwaters, vertical-wall (caisson-type) breakwaters, warehouses, roads and railways in the harbour yard. They can work in harbour construction sites as foremen.
Harbour Construction - Project Assignment
Students design a new sea harbour. The project includes analytical calculation of wave parameters in shallow water and deep water zone, design of layout, barrier structures with sloped profile, dimensioning of main components of the adjacent harbour territory (buffer stores, roads and railroads), dimensioning of gravity quay wall. Drawings include graphic image of the wave refraction, general layout of the harbour, drawings and design components of the harbour, gravity quay wall and cross ...
Harbour Construction - Project Assignment
Students design a new sea harbour. The project includes analytical calculation of wave parameters in shallow water and deep water zone, design of layout, barrier structures with sloped profile, dimensioning of main components of the adjacent harbour territory (buffer stores, roads and railroads), dimensioning of gravity quay wall. Drawings include graphic image of the wave refraction, general layout of the harbour, drawings and design components of the harbour, gravity quay wall and cross ...
Investigation and Testing of Transport Structures
This discipline offers a sufficient minimum knowledge and skills for the future structural engineers in transport construction how to carry out stress and strain analysis of bridges and other structures and how to assess the quality of their components and joints through non-destructive tests. Students learn how to draw correct conclusions on the basis of observations and processing of results from in-situ and model tests, with respect to structure’s operational suitability or the necessity ...
Maintenance and reconstruction of bridges
Students passing successfully the exam in this subject will have knowledge on the maintenance, condition and the specificities related to the road and railroad reinforced concrete (RC) and steel bridges in Bulgaria. They should have required skills in reconstruction and strengthening of existing steel and RC bridges.
Reinforced Concrete Bridges
The graduates gain experience about design of frequently used concrete bridges, incl. analysis and design of components of desks, bearings, abutments, piers, as well seismic design. They are prepared for participation in work of maintenance of concrete bridges.
Reinforced Concrete Bridges
The graduates gain experience about design of frequently used concrete bridges, incl. analysis and design of components of desks, bearings, abutments, piers, as well seismic design. They are prepared for participation in work of maintenance of concrete bridges.
Reinforced Concrete Bridges
Students passing successfully the exam in the discipline will have knowledge on the functional components, shaping, the specific requirements for computational checks, detailing and the technology of construction of different types of girder reinforced concrete (RC) road and railroad bridges. They will be acquainted with the basics of the design and construction of RC arched and stayed-rope bridges as well as with some specific features of the theory of RC, and the application of the ...
Reinforced Concrete Bridges - Project Assignment
The project helps students in learning how to construct a bridge over certain hindrance. Skills in analysing dead and live weights are acquired. The project includes checks for taking up bending and buckling moments, as well as transversal forces. Students learn to detail the reinforcement of specific reinforced concrete bridge components.
Reinforced Concrete Bridges - Project Assignment
The project helps students in learning how to construct a bridge over certain hindrance. Skills in analysing dead and live weights are acquired. The project includes checks for taking up bending and buckling moments, as well as transversal forces. Students learn to detail the reinforcement of specific reinforced concrete bridge components.
Reinforced Concrete Bridges - Project Assignment
The project envisages the following: - following a given road solution (longitudinal profile and ground plan), a reinforced concrete bridge should be designed. The type of structure and the technology are suggested by the student, according to the terms of reference. - After the definition of the structure (development of layout), calculations for the superstructure are carried out with the help of a contemporary software product. - Shuttering and reinforcement layouts are carried out for the ...
Seismic Design of Transportation Engineering Structures
Students passing the exam in this discipline will know the basic requirements for the seismic design of building structures. They learn also the basic specific requirements for the seismic design of bridges as well as the problems with the existing bridges in Bulgaria and the possible ways for their strengthening as to resist earthquakes.
Steel Bridges
Successfully finished the education course will be able to design main structural systems like: Plate girders: simply supported, continuous, composite, box girders; Latice girders: simply supported, continuous. They will be acquainted with the main structural features, methods of erection and behaviour of the following bridges: Arch systems; Frame systems; Cable stayed systems; Suspension systems. They will be able to design the desk members bracing structures, expansion joints and bearings ...
Steel Bridges
Successfully finished the education course will be able to design main structural systems like: Plate girders: simply supported, continuous, composite, box girders; Latice girders: simply supported, continuous. They will be acquainted with the main structural features, methods of erection and behaviour of the following bridges: Arch systems; Frame systems; Cable stayed systems; Suspension systems. They will be able to design the desk members bracing structures, expansion joints and bearings ...
Steel Bridges - Project Assignment
Students, successfully developed the project should have designed a road (railroad) bridge with steel or composite superstructure. The project includes parts of the deck structure, bracings and main structure - all of them with specific joints. A choice and arrangement of supporting devices (bearings) is made. The structure will be presented by the following drawings: general arrangement, cross section of the deck, assembly scheme and working drawing of an assembly unit of the main bearer
Steel Bridges - Project Assignment
Students, successfully developed the project should have designed a road (railroad) bridge with steel or composite superstructure. The project includes parts of the deck structure, bracings and main structure - all of them with specific joints. A choice and arrangement of supporting devices (bearings) is made. The structure will be presented by the following drawings: general arrangement, cross section of the deck, assembly scheme and working drawing of an assembly unit of the main bearer
Steel Bridges I
Successfully finished the examine on the subject will know the functions of the main parts of the bridge superstructure. They will know the deck structures , their calculations and structural detailing. They will have idea for the surfacing of road bridges and methods for laying out of tracks of railroad bridges. They will know the function an the design of the bracings at the road level, as well as of all other bracings, necessary for structural stability. They will know the function, the ...
Steel Bridges II
Successfully finished the examine on the subject will know the structures, calculations and detailing of different main bearers, namely: plate girders - simply supported and continuous, composite girders, box girders - simply, supported and continuous, arch structures, cable - stayed structures, suspended structures. The will know the features of curved in plan and skew structures.
Steel Bridges II - Project Assignment
Students, successfully developed the project should have designed a road (railroad) bridge with steel superstructure. The project includes parts of the deck structure, bracings and main structure - all of them with specific joints. A choice and arrangement of supporting devices (bearings) is made. The structure will be presented by the following drawings: general arrangement, cross section of the deck, assembly scheme and working drawing of an assembly unit of the main bearer.
Transport Tunnels
This subject is a profiling one. The knowledge acquired during the period of study through lectures, slides and photos, site visits, coursework and diploma project allow the future engineers in Transportation Engineering to work as designers and contractors of various types of tunnels.
Transport Tunnels - Project Assignment
The project in Transport Tunnels is an irrevocable part of the subject of the same name. With the project, students complement their knowledge in the field of tunnel construction and gain certain practical experience. The project includes contemporary methods for installation of tunnel cladding (with the help of metal frames, anchors, sprinkled concrete and combinations of them), preceded by design of the respective tunnel section. The preparation of the respective drilling/blasting works is ...
Underground Transport Structures
The graduates gain experience about design and construction of underground cut and cover transport construction works: tunnels for roads and railways, subways, pedestrian subways, underground parking etc.
Underground Transport Structures -Project Assignment
Through this project students learn how to choose a suitable structure for a tunnel built through the open method. Skills are acquired for calculation and detailing of underground transport structures.