Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8909040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 橋梁と耐震
Subject Name
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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
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Lecture and exercise 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of 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 Structure Design Foundation (Drawing, CAD, FEM) (Ario)
lesson 3 Bridges of various structures (Ario)
lesson 4 Computer Structural Analysis (CAE, FEM) (Ario)
lesson 5 Bridge classification, structure, load, joints, floor assembly (Ario)
lesson 6 Computer Structural Analysis (CAE, FEM) (Ario)
lesson 7 Bridge Technology and Earthquake Resistance (Ario)
lesson 8 Computer Structural Analysis (CAE, FEM) (Ario)
lesson 9 Interim Test of Bridge Engineering (Ario)
lesson 10 Computer Structural Analysis (CAE, FEM, Natural Frequency) (Ario)
lesson 11 Introduction, Characteristics of a dynamic problem, SDOF systems, Free-vibration of the undamped SDOF system (Khaji)
lesson 12 Free-vibration of the damped SDOF system, Decay of motion (Khaji)
lesson 13 Forced-vibration of the damped SDOF system, Resonant response, Vibration generators (Khaji)
lesson 14 Vibration isolation, Response to periodic loading (Khaji)
lesson 15 Response to irregular loading, Approximate analysis of impulsive load response (Khaji)

Examination will be done at lessons 9 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
(More Details) Distributed text, Video etc. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
1st Guidance, Structure Design Concept
2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th Computer-aided bridge design method (CAE, FEM)
3rd, 5th, 7th Design foundation of bridge engineering
As a preparation, review the ordinary differential equations
The eleventh equation of motion of a beam and estimation of natural frequency
12th 1 Free vibration and forced vibration of 1 degree of freedom system
13th Vibration problem with more than 2 degrees of freedom
14th modal analysis
15th response spectrum analysis
16th Periodic Examination of Vibration Engineering

Understand the contents of lectures on strength of materials and structural mechanics. 
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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