Course NumberST-02-206
PDH Hours6
Bracing System Design

Bracing System Design

Bracing systems serve a number of important roles in both straight and horizontally curved bridges. The braces provide stability to the primary girders as well as improving the lateral or torsional stiffness and strength of the bridge system both during construction and in service. Depending on the geometry of the bridge, braces may be designated as either primary or secondary members. The engineer needs to recognize the importance of the bracing systems and bracing member design for appropriates construction and in-service stages.

This course provides an overview of the design requirements of bracing systems so that engineers can properly size the members to ensure adequate strength and stiffness. It outlines the design of braces for the superstructures of straight and curved girder systems and covers I-girder and box shaped members.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • An overview of bracing utilized for I-girders is covered
  • A discussion of the bracing systems for tub girders
  • Design requirements for the members and connections of bracing systems

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