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Manual for Repair of Fatigue Cracks in Steel Bridges

Credit: 20 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $299.00
134 pages

Course Summary:

This course is a synthesis of published literature as well as the collective experience gathered from participants of a workshop held at Lehigh University August 14-15, 2002 [herein referred to as the Fatigue Workshop]. It presents what are the consensus best practices for repair and retrofit of fatigue cracks in steel bridges as of 2010.

Learning Objective:

This course is also a guide for owners and consulting engineers to use for design and detailing of repairs and retrofits for fatigue cracks. It should be used in conjunction with existing specifications, codes, and engineering judgment.(1-4) In addition to designing and executing the repairs and/or retrofits, there are numerous other steps involved in the inspection and assessment of a cracked bridge member. Detailed discussion of inspection and fatigue and fracture assessment are beyond the scope of this manual and, therefore, are only briefly discussed below with reference to other documents.

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Course Content

Course Author: Federal Highway Administration

Course 1

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Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH or CE course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.


PE Civil Engineers

PE Structural Engineers

PE Mechanical Engineers

PE Environmental Engineers

Safety and Failure Analysis

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