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Course Description

Fundamentals of LRFR and Applications of LRFR for Bridge Superstructures

PROGRAM AREA: Structures
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-130092
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Host Price
2014
4 Days
2.4 Units
$1250 Per Participant
2015
4 Days
2.4 Units
$1250 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.

Load Rating of Concrete and Steel Superstructure Bridges will provide participants with in-depth training in evaluating reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges and steel bridges using LRFR methodology. This course will illustrate the use of the current AASHTO evaluation specifications and state-of-the art evaluation methods with step-by-step examples.

OUTCOMES:

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

  • Describe the purpose of performing a load rating
  • Identify the benefits of the LRFR methodology
  • Demonstrate the LRFR process and the general load rating equations
  • Explain legal loads and their use in load rating
  • Determine distribution factors for load rating
  • State the LRFR limit states
  • Select evaluation factors for rating
  • Describe the process for load posting and importance of load posting
  • Describe the procedure for checking overload permits
  • 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.


130092 SESSION INFORMATION:

Start Date: 4/07/2015
End Date: 4/10/2015
Location: TOPEKA, KS
Local Coordinator: Becky Welsh (785) 291-3463
Availability:
8 Public Seats
$1250 Per Participant
 
3 FHWA Seats
 

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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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