Courses

Course ID 16
Number TBI-108-I
Name Inspection of Steel Superstructures
Category Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering
Forensic Engineering
Length (Day) 365
PDH 5
Price (USD) 75.00
Description

Description

This course is based on Section 8.1 of the Federal Highway Administration’s Bridge Inspector’s Reference Manual (BIRM) and provides training on the visual, physical and advanced bridge inspection techniques of steel superstructure primary and secondary members and other steel elements. The course discusses; fatigue and fracture in steel bridges, failure mechanics, fracture critical members and fracture critical bridge types, fatigue cracks and factors affecting fatigue crack propagation and failure process.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will gain the following knowledge and skills:

  • Define common defects that occur on steel bridges
  • Visual, physical and advanced bridge inspection techniques
  • Load path and redundancy
  • Fatigue crack initiation and propagation
  • Fracture criticality of steel connection details
  • Evaluate and document the deficiencies that can exist on steel bridges
  • Fracture critical bridges and members
  • Assessment and NBI rating procedures for inspected elements

Course Outline

  • Fracture Critical Member
  • Fatigue
  • Redundancy
  • Failure Mechanics
  • Factors Affecting Fatigue Crack Initiation
  • Factors Affecting Fatigue Crack Propagation
  • AASHTO Detail Categories for Load-Induced Fatigue
  • Fracture Critical Bridge Types
  • Fracture Criticality
  • Inspection Procedures and Locations
  • NBI Rating Guidelines and Element Level Condition State

Course Content

The course is based primarily on Section 8.1 of the Federal Highway Administration’s Bridge Inspector’s Reference Manual (BIRM2002, revised 2006).

Course Quiz

A minimum of 25 multiple-choice quiz questions will be offered and 70% minimum passing grades are required to successfully complete the course.