Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Friday, October 19, 2018
Mott MacDonald, 101 Station Drive, Suite 130, Westwood, MA
Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The course curriculum for this training reflects current practices, while addressing new and emerging technologies available to bridge inspectors. In addition, the course features exemplary training; hands-on workshops for popular types of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) equipment; and a case study of an inspection plan for a fracture critical bridge.
The first day of the training focuses on the concept of fracture critical members (FCMs), FCM identification, failure mechanics, fatigue in metal, and an overview of NDE methods. Day two includes demonstration sessions and hands-on applications of NDE techniques for dye penetrant, magnetic particle testing, Eddy current testing, and ultrasonic testing. Days three and four emphasize inspection procedures and reporting for common FCMs, including problematic details, I-girders, floor beams, trusses, box girders, pin and hanger assemblies, arch ties, eyebars, and cross girders/pier caps. The course will conclude with a case study detailing the preparation of an inspection plan of a fracture critical bridge.
Please note: Prior to taking this course, participants should have completed NHI course 130055, Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, or possess equivalent field experience relative to bridges. Participants also should have a thorough understanding of bridge mechanics and bridge safety inspection procedures as required by the National Bridge Inspection Standards. Please visit the NHI website at www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov or contact them at 703/235-0500 for additional information on the prerequisite course requirements.
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Registration Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018
$1,325 BSCES Members and $1,525 Non-Members;
Registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch.
Attendance for this program is limited to 30 participants. Individuals who attempt to register after the course is closed will be added to a waiting list. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come first-served paid reservation basis. Register to attend this course and pay by credit card online by clicking on the Register button above. To register online for an event at the BSCES member rate you must login using your BSCES assigned username and password. If you do not know your login information call 617/227-5551. You can also register for this event by mail or email. To do so, download and complete a BSCES Event Registration Form and follow the submission instructions. No shows or cancellations after September 14, 2018 will be billed.
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Supported by the staff of The Engineering Center Education Trust