S. B.

Joshi Memorial Activity National Workshop on Innovations in Bridge Engineering
October 15-16, 2011 Jointly organized by Alumni Association of College of Engineering Pune and Structural Engineering Division of Civil Engineering Department College of Engineering Pune

Bridges are lifeline structures. These are the most expensive structures of railways and highways. Bridge engineering is a fascinating subject for civil engineers. Bridge design and construction technology has been growing continuously. Bridge building involves considerable amount of forethought, planning conceptualization and in-depth study, as it calls for utmost economy. No risk can be taken in design and construction of bridges. It is therefore necessary that an engineer entrusted with a bridge work should have a good knowledge of various aspects of bridge engineering. Economy in construction and its long life can be ensured by the use of proper materials, effective supervision and use of an economic method of construction. College of Engineering Pune, jointly with Alumni Association of COEP plans a national workshop to highlight the innovative developments and current trends in design and construction of bridges. The focus is on the design of bridges including structural health monitoring.

Course Objectives
Bridges and flyovers are now being provided across rivers, oceans, habitats etc for traffic. The Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai has set an important landmark in India. In addition to the aesthetics, profile and advanced construction techniques, it is necessary to focus on the seismic and wind vibration control of bridges. The primary objective of the workshop is to appraise the innovative techniques, focusing on the future trends. It also aims at discussing the working and applications of vibration control techniques.

Themes to be covered
Lectures on the following themes will be arranged in the workshop: Vibration control of bridges, Cable stayed bridges, Bridge foundations, Segmental Bridges, Formwork design for bridges, Dynamic analysis of bridges, Structural heath monitoring, Case studies, Soil-pile interaction / soil-abutment interaction, Flyovers and Skew bridges

The course is designed for structural engineers engaged in the design of bridges. The course will be also useful to the faculty teaching Bridge Engineering, as well as to the students working on projects of bridges. The registration will be on the basis of first come, first served. Participants have to make their own arrangement for stay.

The workshop will be conducted at the Applied Mechanics seminar hall. Lectures in the form of power-point slides or word documents will be presented. The participants will be given some assignments that will encourage them to study the new developments in depth. A few example problems will also be provided. After every lecture, the participants will be encouraged to ask questions and discuss the issues amongst themselves and with the resource faculty. All sessions will be of interactive nature.

Course Faculty
The course will be conducted by Dr. S. N. Madhekar with assistance from other resource faculty. Faculty from IIT Bombay and leading bridge design and construction companies like STUP consultants, AFCONS, Gharpuray consultants, and other experts in the field will be the speakers. It is planned to conduct four sessions every day. The faculty will be from academics and industry. Some of them are Dr. V. K. Raina, Dr. S. N. Madhekar, Dr. A. G. Deshpande, Prof. V. A. Gore and Mr. Y. G. Patwardhan

The course fee has been fixed at Rs. 500/- for students of COEP, Rs.750/-for students of other colleges, Rs.1500/- for faculty of engineering colleges and Rs 2000/- for practicing engineers. The registration fee includes workshop proceedings, working lunch and tea /coffee on the three days. The fee is payable in advance by a crossed draft in favour of Alumni Association of COEP. Interested persons should send the enclosed Registration Form (on or before 1st October 2011) to: Ms. Seema Ankaikar, Alumni Association of COEP, College of Engineering Pune Phone: (020) 25507021/ (020)65003381 Email: alumni.coep@gmail.com Web : www.sbjoshimemorial.coepalumni.net.in

Prof. Suhasini N. Madhekar
Structural Engineering Division of Department of Civil Engineering College of Engineering Pune Wellesley Road, Shivajinagar, Pune 411 005 Phone: (020)25507044, 9822325683 Email: snm.civil@coep.ac.in

S. B. Joshi Memorial Activity
College of Engineering Pune National workshop on

Innovations in Bridge Engineering
To be conducted during October 15-16, 2011

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