Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8909040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 橋梁と耐震
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Bridge and Earthquake-resistance
アリオ イチロウ,カジ ナセル
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds1-4:ENG 106
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture and exercise 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Civil Engineering
Eligible Students 3rd degree in civil and environmental engineering
Keywords Bridge design, vibration theory, seismic analysis, pre-stressed concrete 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
The objectives are:
1. to understand the design concept based on structural mechanics
2. to be able to analyze vibration behavior of simple structures
3. to understand seismic design considered earthquake response 
Criterion referenced
Program of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Ability to structuralize problems
・Ability to analyze  problems 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Basic design concept, vibration theory, several kinds of bridge and its feature, seismic design method are lectured. 
Class Schedule lesson 1 Guidance, Structure design concept (Ario)
lesson 2 Free vibration of single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems (Khaji)
lesson 3 Forced vibration due to external force in SDOF systems (forced vibration due to ground motion excitations) (Khaji)
lesson 4 Response spectrum and seismic design (Khaji)
lesson 5 Beam equation of motion and natural frequency estimation (Khaji)
lesson 6 Vibration of multi-degree-of-freedom (MDOF) systems (Khaji)
lesson 7 modal analysis of MDOF systems (Khaji)
lesson 8 Midterm exam (Khaji)
lesson 9 Various bridges (Ario)
lesson 10 Classification of Bridges, Structure, Load, Joint, Floor deck (Ario)
lesson 11 Steel Bridge Structure Type and Features (1) (Visitor: Hara)
lesson 12 Steel Bridge Structure Type and Features (2) (Visitor: Hara)
lesson 13 Concrete Bridge Structure Type and Features (1) (Visitor: Valley)
lesson 14 Concrete Bridge Structure Type and Features (2) (Visitor: Valley)
lesson 15 History of bridge technology (Ario)

Examination will be done at lessons 8 and 16. 
新編 橋梁工学  中井博・北田俊行著,共立出版
道路橋示方書 日本道路協会 
PC or AV used in
Distributed text, Video etc. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Preparation and review for each class should be studied. 
Requirements Student knows/understands the knowledge of Strength material, structural mechanics.
Grading Method The grade will be rated by total of midterm (50%) and  final (50%) examination. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it It also includes the contents of lectures given by a practical designer who is an external lecturer of bridge engineering. 
Message A good understanding of the lectures on "strength of materials" and "structural mechanics" is necessary. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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