Evaluation and Rating of Bridges

Location: Distance Learning Course

2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 160.00
2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 180.00

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The need for bridge evaluation and rating is discussed. AASHTO legal load types are presented. The definition of a rating factor is introduced. Three methods included in the AASHTO Manual for Condition Evaluation of Bridges are presented. They include rating based on allowable stress method, Load Factor Design (LFD) method and Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) method. The rating procedure is demonstrated for a steel girder bridge, a prestressed concrete girder bridge. In addition, the rating procedure is demonstrated for a partially damaged prestressed concrete girder bridge. "Evaluation and Rating of Bridges" is the last of the four courses in the Bridge Design and Evaluation series. The series objective is to present the approach to design and evaluation of highway bridges. The design is based on the AASHTO LRFD Code and evaluation on the AASHTO Manual for Condition Evaluation of Bridges. The presentation includes the design philosophy, procedures and practical examples.

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Fee: $160.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 160.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 180.00

Distance Learning Course

Distance Learning Course

Andrzej Nowak

Dr. Nowak is Professor and Department Chair of Civil Engineering at Auburn University, after 25 years at the University of Michigan and 8 years at the University of Nebraska. He received his MS and Ph.D. from the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. His area of expertise is structural reliability and bridge engineering, and major research accomplishments include the development of a reliability-based calibration procedure for calculate ion of load and resistance factors. The procedure was successfully applied on calibration of AASHTO LRFD design code for bridges, ACI 318 Code for Concrete Buildings, Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code, and British Standard BS-5400. He made important contributions in the area of bridge diagnostics and evaluation, including analytical load models used for prediction of extreme load events for bridges and buildings and the development of efficient experimental procedures for weigh-in-motion measurement of truck loads, dynamic loads on bridges and fatigue load spectra. In the area of materials, Dr. Nowak has developed a design guide for self-consolidating concrete (SCC), including field applications. Dr. Nowak has authored over 450 technical publications, and chaired a number of committees associated with professional organizations such as: ASCE, ACI, TRB IABSE and IABMAS. He is a Fellow of ASCE, ACI and IABSE, he received the ASCE Moisseiff Award, IFIP WG 7.5 Award, Bene Merentibus Medal, Kasimir Gzowski Medal from the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers.


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