Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Methodology for Bridges

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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 girdle, slab, pre-cast, 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 that are affected by the newly adopted LRFD bridge design specifications plus the California Amendments, so that a more 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

  • Changes in bridge design specifications relative to existing specifications
  • 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)
  • pre-stressed concrete
  • design problems and examples

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 plus the California Amendments for bridge design.

Requirements

Students should bring a calculator and pencil for in class problems.
Hours:16.00
CEUs:1.60

Jay Holombo

PhD,PE, Associate VP, PBS&J

Mr. Holombo has nearly 20 years of experience at consulting companies and Caltrans that includes bridge structural design, construction support, and research. He has also taught bridge design courses to bridge design engineers in California.


Sami Megally

PhD, PE, SE, Principal Engineer, Kleinfelder

Dr. Megally has over 29 years of research and analysis/design experience in reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. He is an expert in the field of seismic performance and serviceability of bridges and other structures, and served as a voting member of the ACI Committee 421 (Reinforced Concrete Slabs) and the ASBI (American Segmental Bridge Institute) Construction Practices Committee. Dr. Megally has also been the researcher/project manager for several research projects including monitoring of long-term deformations of the Confederation Bridge in Canada and seismic research projects for Caltrans. He has published more than 40 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Megally has been project engineer on many bridge design and analysis projects, including segmental bridges, cable-stayed bridges, and a suspension bridge. Dr. Megally is currently a Principal Engineer at Kleinfelder. He also teaches reinforced and prestressed concrete classes at the UCSD Department of Structural Engineering.

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