SE-041 Fatigue Cracks in Steel Bridges: 8 PDH
Description of the Fatigue Cracks in Steel Bridges course
The Fatigue Cracks in Steel Bridges 8 hour PDH online course is a part of the Structural category courses. When cracks are discovered in bridge elements (members or connections) in service, fatigue is usually the cause. Fatigue is the formation of a crack due to cyclic service loads.
This course provides guidelines for repair and retrofit of fatigue cracks in steel bridges and is a guide for engineers to use for design and detailing of repairs and retrofits for fatigue cracks. 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. Inspection, fatigue and fracture assessment are briefly discussed.
This course is based on US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration document No. FHWA-IF-13-020 “ Manual for Repair and Retrofit of Fatigue Cracks in Steel Bridges”.
This course is intended for use by civil and structural engineers, design and construction professionals, students and others interested in learning about repair and retrofit of fatigue cracks in steel bridges.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain causes of fatigue and fracture in steel bridges
- Select a repair and retrofit strategy
- Compile a set of actions for fatigue retrofits
- Conduct fatigue assessment based on nominal stress, local stress and fracture mechanics approach
- Given the set of data, select a repair and retrofit method to arrest a propagation of a fatigue crack or upgrade the fatigue resistance to prevent fatigue cracking
- Describe types of and determine if fatigue occurs due to secondary stresses
- Determine causes of and select appropriate repair method for load-induced fatigue cracks
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Structural Engineering please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 8 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 8 PDH online course, you will need to take a 40 question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion
This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 8 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self