IDM-23 Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Methodology for Bridges

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CEUs:  CEUs: 1.60

This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program. Reduced rates are available to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies only.

Description

California agencies are required to adopt the AASHTO load-and-resistance factor design (LRFD) specifications plus the California Amendments for design of all new bridges. This 2-day course provides practical training to bridge design engineers and technicians on the application of the AASHTO LRFD specifications plus the California Amendments to the design of concrete bridges that are common in California (cast-in-place box girder, slab, precast, and box culvert bridges).

All structural components of bridges are covered; but retaining walls and the geotechnical design of deep foundations are not. This course emphasizes various technical design aspects of the LRFD bridge design specifications plus the California Amendments, which demonstrate how a uniform level of safety for bridges can be achieved.

This course is a hands-on training that combines lectures, class exercises on real-world bridge design problems, class discussions, and Q&A. Various bridge design examples utilizing the new LRFD specifications plus California Amendments are highlighted throughout the training.

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Topics Include

  • LRFD design approach
  • limit states (serviceability, strength, extreme condition, and fatigue & fracture limit states)
  • permanent and live loading
  • live load distribution
  • structure analysis
  • concrete design (flexure, shear, strut and tie models)
  • prestressed concrete
  • design problems and examples

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, students will have a broad understanding of the design methodology for bridges commonly constructed in California. They will gain practical knowledge of the application of the LRFD specifications with California Amendments to the design of bridges.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for bridge engineers and technicians from California agencies and the private sector, who wish to understand how the LRFD specifications achieve a uniform and accepted level of bridge safety, and how to appropriately use the LRFD specifications with California Amendments for bridge design.

Requirements

Students should bring a calculator and pencil for in class problems.

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