Course NumberCE-02-402
PDH Hours5
Bridge Design - Structural Modeling and Analysis

Bridge Design – Structural Modeling and Analysis

Structural analysis is a process to analyze a structural system to predict its responses and behaviors by using physical laws and mathematical equations. The main objective of structural analysis is to determine internal forces, stresses and deformations of structures under various load effects.

This course summarizes the guidelines and principles for structural analysis and modeling used for bridge structures. It reviews structural modeling including (1) a structural model consisting of three basic components: structural members or components, joints (nodes, connecting edges or surfaces), and boundary conditions (supports and foundations); (2) a material model; and (3) a load model.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Structural modeling
  • Structural analysis
  • Bridge examples with live load analysis

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This course is guaranteed to be accepted in PA. Other state boards may accept this course because much of the content is broad in nature and applicable beyond the State of Pennsylvania. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that it will be accepted by your state Board.