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Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using LUSAS

A comprehensive course on Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using LUSAS. This course is highly suited for beginners

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Jayesh Suryawanshi

Volkswagen (I) Pvt. Ltd.,

RMD Sinhgad

Mithin SanthaKumar

Timetooth Technology

Cochin University of Science and Technology University in Kochi, Kerala

Manthan Waghaye

Altigreen Propulsion Labs Pvt Ltd

Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College Of Engineering

Hemant Sagar

KN Associates

PM polytechnic, Delhi ncr , sonipat

Jangaiah Chikonda



sai dinesh


usharama college of engineering and technology

Vadapalli A S Krishna Maruthi Srinivas

advance technologies

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada

Manas Metar

Sphinix World Biz Limited

University of Wolverhampton


This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • This is a specialist course on reinforced and prestressed concrete bridge structures.
  • The course exclusively focuses on bridge superstructures.
  • Most modern concrete bridge forms such as solid and voided slabs, ribbed decks, prestressed girders and box girders are covered.
  • The course also touches on the steel-concrete composite design.
  • Various analysis techniques are explained using hand calculations, struct and tie models and computer-based FEA models with both grillage and shell elements.
  • Advanced topics such as long-term effects, integral bridges and construction stage analyses are included in the course.

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 01 - Concrete design and bridge form selection

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Use of concrete as a construction material
    • Theory behind the design principles for concrete
    • How concrete is used in bridges showcasing different forms?
    • Real-life examples
    • How to choose the appropriate form for a given site?

Week 02 - Design of RCC solid slabs

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Basic form of concrete bridges
    • Distribution of moments and forces
    • Principle of effective width
    • Using hand calculations, design tools and computer-based analysis to analyse slabs
    • Calculating bending and shear resistance 
    • Cantilever slabs and continuous multi-span slabs 
    • Design of skew slabs

Week 03 - Design of RCC voided slabs and introduction to grillage modelling

  • In this session, you will learn about
    • Introducing voided slabs to the solid slab design
    • The analysis of complexities introduced by the inclusion of voids in the body of concrete
    • How grillage modelling can be used to tackle them
    • Transverse distortional effects experienced by these types of cross-section
    • How to design and detail voided slabs to tackle longitudinal bending and shear as well as transverse effects arising from distortion

Week 04 - Design of RCC ribbed slabs

  • In this session, you will learn about
    • Cast-in-situ bridges
    • Ribbed slabs
    • Examples of grillage modelling
    • How can it be used to evaluate these kinds of bridges?
    • Models of the shell and beam types will be displayed.
    • How do you design concrete T-sections with the right effective width?
    • Shear at the rib-slab interface
    • When is a cross beam required, and how are ribbed slabs built?

Week 05 - Design of PSC I Girders

  • In this session, you will learn
    • The benefits of prestressing compared to mild reinforcement
    • Types of prestressing
    • Differences between pre-tensioning and post-tensioning
    • The distinction between bonded and non-bonded tendons
    • How can you utilise a stress-based computation to see if a structure is safe?
    • An overview of the brittle fracture principle
    • Using a variety of real-life instances
    • How can you tell if a structure is prone to brittle failure and what you can do to avoid it?
    • Long-term effects (creep, shrinkage and PT losses)

Week 06 - Design of PSC Box Girders

  • In this session, you will learn about
    • Design and detail concrete box girders
    • From U-beam bridges to straight and tapering multi-span bridges, there are many different types of structures.
    • Box girders are used in cable-supported bridges.
    • Effects of torsion and curvature
    • How to analyse these types of structures and consider the aforementioned effects?
    • Construction stage analysis

Week 07 - Introduction to strut and tie analysis and local effects

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Why beam theory is not always applicable in concrete bridge design?
    • How to identify D (discontinuity) regions and draw appropriate strut and tie arrangements to capture their behaviour?
    • How to resolve a strut and tie model by hand and using a truss type computer analysis?
    • How can there be different strut and tie arrangements for the same problem and why some are better than others?
    • Examples of typical real-life problems and their most efficient solutions
    • Local effects such as bottlenecking, splitting, and multiaxial compression

Week 08- Design of bridge details using S&T analysis

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Struct and tie modelling
    • The application in bridge design
    • Classic bridge details, namely monolithic connections, half-joints, bearing regions, PT anchorages, and stay-cable anchorages
    • The advanced uses of strut and tie modelling and how it can be applied in 3D

Week 09 - Portal frame bridges and integral bridges

  • In this session, you will learn about
    • Integral bridges, their advantages and limitations
    • The typical problems concerning integral bridges such as ratcheting behind abutment
    • Soil-structure interaction
    • How to design a basic portal frame bridge and how to detail the abutments of a longer span concrete bridge?


Week 10 - Composite plate girders and trusses

  • In this session, you will learn about
    • The application of concrete in composite bridges
    • Grillage analysis and slab design on composite structures
    • How to calculate elastic and plastic section properties using effective Young's modulus method?
    • How to perform basic structural checks of composite plate girder and truss bridges including design of shear studs? 

Week 11 - Long terms effects

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Long-term impacts, including creep, shrinkage, and prestress loss
    • How to calculate the attributes of a long-term segment
    • Moments in continuous prestressed bridges and composite girders are examples of creep and shrinkage creating parasitic effects.
    • Ranges of movement and calculations for the expansion joint specification
    • Movement and friction at bearings will be discussed as well.

Week 12 - Construction Stage Analysis

  • In this session, you will learn about
    • Various ways in which concrete structures can be constructed, e.g. cast-in-situ, launching and balanced cantilever construction
    • The design can often be governed by the construction schedule, and structures should always be verified in their temporary state

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Analysis of Concrete Bridge proposed across a river based on given site details

In this project, students will visualize the real-time issues in bridge construction based on site constraints. They will try to find the best bridge form and work with Lusas bridge plus tool for the modelling & analysis of bridge superstructure.

Detailed Analysis and Design of Bridge proposed across a industrial site

In this project, students have to follow the recommended bridge form for a proposed elevated roadway which is obstructed by a railway depot. They will have to involve multiple construction stage analysis, Prestress analysis, Composite analysis & Joint analysis in their final project. The students will be checking the design feasibility of the bridge member for the provided sizes for both serviceability and ultimate limit state.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures Using LUSAS

The Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using the LUSAS is a two-month short term online certification course designed and developed by Skill-Lync. This RCC building design course is perfect for students who wish to explore the structure and analytical approaches involved in building strengthened prestressed cement and concrete cement establishments. 

This online certification course by Skill-Lync is perfect for students and engineering graduates interested in learning about precast structures. In addition, upon learning this educational course, you can learn the limited element research software tool LUSAS which allows you to analyze the design plans along with learning MS Excel software. 

Who should take this online course?

LUSAS software is used for all kinds of bridge models beginning from the most uncomplicated beams to 3D shell models and 2D grillage models. This Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using the LUSAS online learning course at Skill-Lync is designed for beginner-level civil engineers and structural engineers

LUSAS is a finite component analysis software, which is an extensively employed approach to analyze building structures throughout numerous engineering fields. In addition, LUSAS is likewise prevalent among bridge design companies for its adaptability, comfort of use, and some distinctive bridge attributes. 

This RCC building design course benefits graduates, freshers, and postgraduates of structural engineering and civil engineering. Apart from this, structural engineers who want to gain better expertise in this field and aspire to improve their understanding of precast designs and other aspects of this domain can apply for this online certification course on the Skill-Lync platform.

What will you learn?

Using the LUSAS online certification course at Skill-Lync, the Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the structural design process. It further helps students learn how to evaluate and detail the concrete bridge superstructures, including prestressed concrete and reinforced concrete.

Upon completing this course online, you will understand the concepts of superstructures of concrete and voided slabs, prestressed girders, ribbed decks, and box beams bridge structures. This online certification program equips you with an understanding of steel-concrete hybrid design. Also, after completing this online course, you will get acquainted with the concepts of long-term outcomes, construction stage analyses, and integral bridges. 

In addition, the Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using the LUSAS certification course enables you to acquire specialized aptitudes and a course completion certificate to be identified by employers for better career development and skill acquisition. Furthermore, this learning program can help you learn the following concepts. 

  • Bridge form selection and concrete design refresher.
  • Introduction to grillage modelling and design of RCC voided slabs.
  • Introduction to local effects and strut and tie analysis.
  • Integral bridges and portal frame bridges.
  • Design of bridge details with the help of S&T analysis.

Skills You Will Gain

With these new courses RCC building design at the Skill-Lync, you learn the following skills:

  • Integral bridges, their benefits, and limitations.
  • Long-term effects, construction stage analyses, and integral bridges.
  • What is RCC building design, and how to examine slabs using hand calculations?
  • Learn how to design U-beam-style bridges to linear and tapering multi-span bridges. 

Key Highlights of The Programme

  • You obtain a certificate to earn better job prospects by completing this online course. 
  • The duration of this advanced RCC building design course is two months. 
  • You can learn from expert instructors either via group or one-to-one sessions.
  • Students get personalized teacher attention for sharpening their functional skills. 

Career Opportunities after taking the course

After completing this Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using the LUSAS course at Skill-Lync, you can build your career in the following fields: 

  • Design Engineer: Design engineers explore possibilities for new products and design prototypes. They develop manufacturing techniques and products with different standards, including user experience, cost-effectiveness, and environmental criteria. The function of a design engineer is also to research data from trials on prototypes and create progress reports.
  • Building control surveyors: Building control surveyors, also known as building inspectors, building control officers (BCOs), or authorized inspectors, confirm new structures, changes, installations, and attachments meet the regulatory benchmarks of sustainability, safety, accessibility, and innovation. They also remain involved in anything from developing a conservatory on a personal home to constructing an entire shopping mall in the centre of a city. Using their experienced judgement and knowledge of current building legislation, they suggest building surveyors and construction employees. 

FAQs on Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using LUSAS

  1. Which institute offers this Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using the LUS course?
    This course is offered by Skill-Lync.
  2. What is the total duration of this  RCC building design course?
    The duration of this course is two months. 
  3. How can I get a merit certificate for this course?
    You get a merit certificate when you stand in the top 5% of your batch.
  4. Are there any projects or assignments in this online certification course?
    Yes, there are two projects. 
  5. Can I make the fee payment in Instalments for this learning program?
    Yes, the fees structure at Skill-Lync is pretty flexible. 
  6. Do I get career assistance at Skill-Lync?
    Skill-Lync provides comprehensive career assistance to students. 
  7. Will I get a free demo session of this RCC building design course?
    Yes, you will get a demo session for this course. 

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INR 40,000

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Become job ready with our comprehensive industry focused curriculum for freshers & early career professionals

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  • Live Individual & Group Sessionsto resolve queries, Discuss Progress and Study Plans.

  • Personalized & Hands-OnSupport over Mail, Telephone for Query Resolution & Overall Learner Progress.

  • Job-Oriented Industry Relevant Curriculumavailable at your fingertips curated by Global Industry Experts along with Live Sessions.

Instructors profiles

Our courses are designed by leading academicians and experienced industry professionals.


1 industry expert

Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.


7 years in the experience range

Instructors with 7 years extensive industry experience.


Areas of expertise

  • Bridges RCC and superstructures and substructures

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