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Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using LUSAS in Mumbai

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

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Bhavesh Kumbhare

Dar Al-Handasah Engineering company

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Akash Bhadkumbe


Brahmdevdada Mane Polytechnic

Madhura Joshi


Government Polytechnic Ratnagiri

Surbhi Kadayalwar

Aarvee Consultants

Priyadarshini College of Engineering

Dhananjay Shinde

Hyundai Motor India Ltd

Government Engineering college and reseacrch

Karan Dilip Pawar

Oktal Sydac

father agnel polytechnic vashi

Sumedh Lokhande

Mazameer Design & Engineering Studio

Shri Datta Meghe Polytechnic

Rajashree Kadam

Hinduja Tech

Gokhale Education Society's R. H. Sapat College of Engineering, Management Studies and Research


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 in Mumbai

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 in Mumbai

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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Get Future Ready with the Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using LUSAS Course in Mumbai

This RCC building design course is curated for students interested in learning about the structure and analytical methods used to construct reinforced, prestressed cement and concrete cement facilities. The course will teach you LUSAS software, which allows you to examine design blueprints.

From the simplest beams through 3D shell models and 2D grillage models, LUSAS is used to model all types of bridges. It is very popular among bridge design businesses because of its adaptability, ease of use, and unique characteristics.

This online course will teach you about concrete and voided slab superstructures, prestressed girders, ribbed decks, and box beam bridge structures. The reinforced concrete design course in Mumbai will also guide you on how to design steel-concrete hybrid structures. It includes two industry projects that will help you gain practical experience. 

FAQs on the Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using LUSAS Course in Mumbai

Why should I choose the Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using LUSAS course in Mumbai?

If you are searching for new courses in RCC building design, then this Skill-Lync online certification course is the right choice for you. It will help you learn more about precast buildings. In this course, industry experts will teach you skills that will help you advance your career.

What are the prerequisites for taking the Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using LUSAS course in Mumbai?

The course is specially curated for students, graduates and working professionals in civil, structural and related engineering domains.

What are the benefits of doing the Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using LUSAS course in Mumbai?

Pursuing a course at Skill-Lync would offer many benefits to you.

  • Industry-oriented curriculum.
  • Hands-on experience in solving industry projects.
  • Email and forum support from the technical support team to clear your doubts.
  • A certificate of completion for all participants and a merit certificate for the top 5% of the scorers.

What is the expected salary range after completing the Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using LUSAS course in Mumbai?

The average annual salary of bridge design engineers is close to INR 7 LPA. However, it can vary based on the experience and skills of the candidate. 

What is the program fee for Skill-Lync's Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using LUSAS course in Mumbai?

This course has three fee plans: Basic, Pro, and Premium. The Basic plan offers 2 months' access at Rs 7000 per month for 3 months. The Pro plan provides 4 months' access at Rs 10,000 per month for 3 months, and the Premium plan offers lifetime access at Rs 15,000 per month for 3 months. 

What are the career prospects after completing the Design of RCC and PSC Superstructures using LUSAS course in Mumbai?

You can apply for the following roles after completing this advanced reinforced concrete design course:

Can you tell me more about Skill-Lync?

Skill-Lync is among India's leading EdTech platforms dedicated to transforming engineering education. We equip young engineers with the latest skill sets and cutting-edge tools in new-age technologies.

The brainchild of two engineers from Chennai, Skill-Lync, is on a mission to bridge the skill gap between aspiring professionals and the industry's demands through job-oriented courses.

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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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