Continuing Education

Understanding and Reevaluating Fracture Critical: Existing and Future Policy - Part 1 [B2]

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 policy and future practices regarding fracture critical structures. This session all also feature one owner's perspective on two-girder bridge today and how they view the future.

  • Date: 3/22/2017 - 3/24/2017
  • PDH Credits: 0


Rob Connor; Jamie Farris

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