SE-057 Introduction to Bridge Post-Tensioning: 3 PDH
Introduction to Bridge Post-Tensioning
One of the major advancements in bridge construction in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century was the development and use of prestressed concrete. Prestressed concrete bridges offer a broad range of engineering solutions and a variety of aesthetic opportunities. The objective of this course is to give an introduction to posttensioning of concrete bridges.
After an introduction to the theory of post-tensioned concrete bridges, the course covers application of post-tensioning, various types of post-tensioned bridge concepts, erection and construction methodologies, and typical segment sections. The course is based on the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration publication “Post-Tensioning Tendon Installation and Grouting Manual“.
This course is intended for use by civil and structural engineers, and construction professionals and others interested in learning about post-tensioned concrete bridges.
Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Understand the basic principles behind post-tensioned concrete design
- Be able to describe the benefits of post-tensioned concrete design
- Be able to describe different types of post-tensioned bridges
- Understand how different bridge types can be constructed
- Be able to discuss different types and locations of post-tensioning in a bridge section
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 3 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self