Course NumberCE-02-407
PDH Hours9
Bridge Design - Steel Plate Girders

Bridge Design – Steel Plate Girders

Girder bridges are structurally the simplest and the most commonly used on short to medium span bridges. Steel I-section is the simplest and most effective solid section for resisting bending and shear. In this course straight composite steel-concrete plate girder bridges are discussed. Design considerations for span and framing arrangement, and section proportion are presented. A design example of the three span continuous composite plate girder bridge is given to illustrate the design procedure.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Structural materials
  • Span and framing arrangement
  • Section proportion
  • Structural modeling and analysis
  • Design limit states and procedures

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