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Course Description

Fundamentals of LRFR and Applications of LRFR for Bridge Superstructures

PROGRAM AREA: Structures
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-130092B
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Host Price
2014
2 Days
1.2 Units
$850 Per Participant
2015
2 Days
1.2 Units
$875 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Basic

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 40

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides novice and experienced bridge engineers with the fundamental knowledge necessary to apply the most recent AASHTO LRFR Specifications to bridge ratings. This course introduces participants to applications of LRFR specifications that can be used to enhance bridge safety and to identify and discuss the steps to ensure successful transition to this new state-of-the art methodology.

This 2-day course (130092B) is the second half of the 4-day 130092 course.

OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the application of LRFR requirements by completing load rating exercises
  • Identify material deteriorations that affect load capacity of bridge components
  • Calculate the flexural resistances of a prestressed concrete girder for load rating
  • Calculate the shear resistance of a prestressed concrete girder for load rating
  • Apply the load rating procedures for concrete slab bridges
  • Calculate the flexural and shear resistance of a steel I-girder bridge for load rating
  • Evaluate fatigue for load rating a steel girder bridge
  • Apply LRFR requirements by completing load rating exercises

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Bridge engineers with 0-20 years of experience.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.


130092B SESSION INFORMATION:

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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

 

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