Continuing Education

Fracture Critical Determination: Existing and Future Policy - Part 1 [B16]

The current criteria that bridge designers and owners use for determining the fracture critical status of a steel bridge design are fundamentally based on assessing redundancy of the structure and its resistance to failure. However, there are no clear, concise, generally accepted, science-based methods of determining structural redundancy in a bridge structure and no consensus agreement of failure. Part 1 of this series will look at current federal policy and future practices regarding fracture critical determination.
  • Date: 4/13/2016 - 4/15/2016
  • PDH Credits: 0


Brian Kozy; Dennis Mertz

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