Course NumberST-02-203
PDH Hours12
Structural Behavior of Steel

Structural Behavior of Steel

The behavior of steel structures is an intricate and fascinating topic. This course is intended to serve as a guide to the AASHTO Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Specifications and their representation of the behavior of steel bridge systems and members. It focuses on the structural form and function of bridge systems and members, with emphasis on strength limit states. Where relevant, recent advances in the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings as well as findings from research developments are discussed in addition to the AASHTO LRFD Specifications. There are numerous areas where a broad understanding of the fundamental behavior of structures is key to the proper interpretation, application, and where necessary, extension of the AASHTO LRFD Specifications. This course aims to aid the Engineer in reviewing and understanding the essential principles of steel system and member strength behavior and design.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of sixty (60) questions to earn 12 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Overview of behavior and structure types of bridges and their elements
  • Rolled I-Section Stringer Systems
  • Elastic system analysis and inelastic component resistances
  • Member behavior and design strength
  • Examples of design best practices

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