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Towards an Integrated Fracture-Control Plan for Steel Bridges

Towards an Integrated Fracture-Control Plan for Steel Bridges

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Towards an Integrated Fracture-Control Plan for Steel Bridges

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There has been considerable research and interest in the topic of fracture-critical members (FCMs) during the past decade. As a result, the entire concept of what constitutes an FCM is being revisited and many long-standing ideas and opinions related to this classification of members are being shown to be overly conservative. Significant advances in the understanding of fracture mechanics, material and structural behavior, fatigue crack initiation, fatigue crack growth, fabrication technology, and inspection technology have allowed other industries to address fracture in a more integrated manner. An integrated fracture-control plan encompassing material, design, fabrication, and inspection can make fracture no more likely than any other limit state; ultimately, allowing for a better allocation of owner resources and increased steel bridge safety. This webinar presents background to the current views of FCMs and suggestions about how to move forward.

Publication Date: April 23, 2019

Author(s)

Robert J. Connor, PhD