That's Not Fracture-Critical: Classifying System Redundant Members
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) began recognizing system-redundant members (SRMs) in a 2012 memorandum clarifying the requirements on fracture-critical members (FCMs). The FHWA memorandum defines an SRM as a member that receives fabrication according to the Fracture Control Plan but is not considered an FCM for in-service inspection, allowing owners to more efficiently manage resources for bridge inspections.
This webinar is a great way for owners and consulting engineers to learn the ins and outs of the FHWA process for classifying SRMs and how the Texas DOT and Wisconsin DOT have implemented this practice.
The presenters in this webinar will reference three AASHTO publications that owners and designers will find useful for steel bridge design and evaluating System Redundant Members. Obtain these important AASHTO publications at the links provided below:
- AASHTO Guide Specifications for Internal Redundancy of Mechanically-fastened Built-up Steel Members (AASHTO Pub Code: GSFCM-1)
- AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications (AASHTO Pub Code: LRFDBDS-9)
- AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation, 3rd Edition (AASHTO Pub Code: MBE-3)
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- Date: 8/11/2020
- Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
- Duration: 1.5 hours
- Location: Live Webinar
- PDH Credits: 1.5
- Registration Deadline: 8/11/2020 10:00 a.m.
- Substitutions and Cancellations: Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations received 1-3 days prior to the webinar will be charged a $50 service charge. Cancellations and no shows the day of the webinar session will not receive a refund.
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Jamie F. Farris, PE, is the Deputy Director of the Bridge Division at Texas Department of Transportation.
Andrew Smith, PE, is a bridge load rating engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Bureau of Structures.
Dayi Wang, PE, PhD, is a Senior Bridge Engineer -- Steel Specialist for the FHWA HQ Office of Bridges and Structures.