Honors Students' Abstracts
Senior Design: Project Steel Bridge
The design of bridges plays a vital role in the transportation of goods and people. The purpose of this project is to design the bridge from top to bottom, which is an exercise in following coding restrictions as well as adaptive thought to satisfy the requirements. The given parameters limit the bridge design to a designated area and span and general design. As such it is up to the engineers to determine the appropriate concrete design and supporting super-structure. The superstructure includes the design of the steel reinforcing, the abutments on the hillsides, the columns, and others.