BEB200 FINAL REPORT QUT

BEB200 FINAL REPORT QUT - 08 Fall Matthew Bot Matthew...

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Unformatted text preview: 08 Fall Matthew Bot Matthew Calcutt Robert Muggleton Janet Outhwaite Belinda Tam UQ Engineering 08 Low Cost Bridge Designs for Kandal Province P3 Orange P3 – ORANGE School of Engineering Faculty of Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture University of Queensland Dear Engineers Without Borders, Thank you for allowing P3 – ORANGE to develop a solution for the 2008 EWB challenge regarding the development in Kandal Province, Cambodia. Attached is the report entitled Low Cost Bridge Designs for Kandal Province, in which P3 – ORANGE details their design solution to the challenge, along with documentation and justification. The main focus of P3 – ORANGE was to design a flexible method of bridge construction for a range of span lengths and usages. Important considerations for the design included the cost, availability of local materials for construction, utilisation of local skills and labour, and safety. To account for the required flexibility of the bridge design, P3 – ORANGE developed two adjustable solutions, able to adapt to varying river spans and/or load capacity. This report defines the scope and selection criteria used to reach the solution(s), along with in-depth analysis of the social, economic and environmental impacts of the process. We hope that this report may be included in future considerations regarding the development of a bridge design in Kandal Province. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding the report. Yours sincerely, P3 – ORANGE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The aim of this project was to provide a low cost bridge solution for the region of Kandal Province, Cambodia. Key criteria required for the solution encompassed a flexible design that was cost-effective and sustainable. Team Orange endeavoured to find the best solution to this problem by basing our decisions on a number of relevant criteria. These included, the current situation in Kandal Province in terms of social, economic and environmental issues and the impacts that the bridge design might incur on these sectors. Throughout the report this has been referred to as the triple bottom line. No exact figures could be obtained in terms of a budget as the construction of bridges across the world, involve too many variables to be adequately assessed in the scope of this report. However, based on research and relative cost of materials it was possible to develop cost- effective bridge designs for the situation. Numerous assumptions were also made based on research, pertaining to the loads required for the bridges and the span lengths. Two bridge designs were chosen for the dynamic situations and future development of Kandal Province. The light traffic or pedestrian bridge utilises a simplistic beam bridge design that is very cost-effective and easy to construct and maintain. For heavier loads, such as vehicles an arch bridge design was chosen for its strength and durability. such as vehicles an arch bridge design was chosen for its strength and durability....
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2010 for the course EN 40 taught by Professor Mcgregor during the Two '10 term at Queensland Tech.

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