Design of Steel Bridges Using AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification

Fully Online Class
Design of Steel Bridges Using AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification (CES 5325)

with
Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E.

Vasant H. Surti Professor of Civil Engineering
2015 White House Champion of Change: Transportation Innovator
Director, Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center
Chairperson, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at
Florida International University

Course Title: Design of Steel Bridges Using AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification

Date and time: Classes start on August 23, 2017. The class meets once a week on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Course Content
This course is designed to provide a detail background, design criteria and application of design provisions stated in the AASHTO Bridge Design Specification, related to design of bridges in general with emphasis on steel bridges. The course will also provide the latest development in the bridge engineering field, including topics in Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC).

The tentative topics to be covered in the Bridge Engineering class are as follows:

1- Introduction to Bridge Engineering Industry in U.S.
2- Loads and load combinations
a. Background to development of HL93 design load
b. Design loads used for various limit states
c. Load combinations and objectives for various load combinations used
d. Design examples
3- Distribution factors and analysis
a. Simplified distribution factors and background to their development
b. Refined methods of determining distribution factors
c. Design examples
4- Design for flexure
a. Background to design equations for design of steel girders for flexure
b. Defining various terminologies- Compact, Non-Compact and Slender, expected behavior and comparison to test results
c. Design of positive and negative sections for flexure
d. Design examples
5- Design for shear
a. Background for design for shear- From research to AASHTO design provisions
b. Tension field action
c. Design examples
6- Fatigue and Fracture
a. Background to general philosophy used for design of steel bridge details for fatigue and fracture
b. Finite and infinite fatigue load combination
c. Design examples
7- Constructability
a. General discussion on why constructability is most important step in design of steel bridges with case studies involving court cases and related to constructability
b. Stability of steel bridges during construction and design tips
c. AASHTO specific and implied design provisions for constructability
d. Design examples
8- Cross frames and skew effects
a. Role of cross frame during construction and service life of steel bridges
b. Behavior of cross frames as understood from field performance and research
c. Selecting optimum combination and configuration of cross frame for economy and performance
d. Detailing cross frame for bridges with skew- No load, steel dead load and total load design and detailing approach
e. Recommendations for determining fit up forces for total load fit detailing approach for skewed bridges
f. Design examples
9- Accelerated Bridge Construction
a. Defining Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)
b. Various construction methods used in ABC
c. Economical ABC steel bridge systems- Their design and construction
10- Latest trends in bridge engineering

About FIU and Instructor – Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Florida International University in Miami, FL is pleased to announce the offering of a very unique and fully online class on Design of Steel Bridges. The class will be taught by Dr. Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E., recipient of 2015 White House Champion of Change: Transportation Innovator, for many contributions to bridge engineering and development of unique steel bridge systems. Dr. Azizinamini has taught more than 40 short courses to practicing bridge engineers on design of highway bridges. He has conducted more than $40 Million on research as Principal Investigator, covering many aspects of bridge engineering.

Start and End Date – Classes start on the week of August 21, 2017 and end on the week of December 4, 2017

Method of Delivering the Class – Students can take the class on campus or take the class online, without having to travel to FIU. Recording of each class will be available for a week for students who are not able to attend the class on Thursdays.

Procedure to Enroll as a Non-Degree Seeking Student
Students who are not admitted in a degree program can take the class as a non-degree seeking student. The class is open to all engineers with at least a B.S. in Civil Engineering. The registration process for non-degree seeking students, can be obtained by visiting the link below:

http://onestop.fiu.edu/non-degree-students/non-degree-seeking/

Important Dates for Non-Degree Students:

Non-Degree seeking student application open now
August 17 – Non-Degree seeking student class registration begin for approved applicants
August 20 – Last day to register for a class without incurring $100 late registration fee
August 21 – Fall 2017 Semester starts
August 25 – Last day to submit Non-degree seeking application for Fall 2017 term
August 29 – Fall tuition payment due

Procedure to Enroll as a Degree Seeking Student
Students who wish to pursue a M.S. or Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at FIU with regular admission process, should follow, the procedure for which could be obtained by visiting the link below:

http://gradschool.fiu.edu/admissions

Continuing Education Credit for Non-Degree Seeking Students
Non-degree seeking students, who are only interested in the topic, could audit the course and receive 40 hours of continuing education credit that could be used toward renewal of professional registration. Florida International University is an approved provider for continuing education by New York and Florida Boards of Professional Engineers.

For more information, please contact Dr. Atorod Azizinamini,
Chairperson, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at
Florida international University at aazizina@fiu.edu.

 

Florida International University is an approved
provider for continuing education by New York and
Florida Boards of Professional Engineers.