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