Setup Menus in Admin Panel

  • No products in the cart.

Profile Photo
  • Webinar No: WBNR 1185
  • PDH Units: 2

Webinar No: WBNR 1185
PDH Units: 2

Profile Photo
  • Webinar No: WBNR 1185
  • PDH Units: 2

Webinar No: WBNR 1185
PDH Units: 2

Intended Audience: Civil & Structure Engineers
Credits: 2 PDH Units
When: Wednesday 11/15. 3 - 5 pm ET

Advanced Dynamic analysis of the response of Bridges.

This webinar is presented by Alan Jeary.  It covers the following: CONTENT OUTLINE Types of Bridges
  • Types of Bridges
  • Reasons for Bridge failure
  • Bridge design considerations through the ages and its shortcomings.
  • Instabilities caused by wind action, traffic and ageing.
  • The history of bridge damage and failures.
  • Damage detection using advanced methods.
  • Bridge maintenance – including loose connections and suspension bridge checking.
  • Accurate measure of the natural frequencies and damping of bridges and the risk ratio to quantify damage for bi-annual inspections.
  • Practical information about bridge response.

Date:  Wednesday. November 15. 2023 . Starts: 3 - 5 pm ET Credits: 2 PDH Units

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student should understand:
  • On completion of this course the attendee will have a good knowledge of approaches to bridge design and the history of changes to bridge design through the ages, including the response to increased knowledge of bridge behavior and the use of modern design methods such as the use of mathematical models and wind tunnels to add understanding of the potential development of instabilities.
  • The course then considers what has caused failures in bridges of various types and of the techniques to identify the onset of indicators of damage that may develop to failure modes, and the use of preventive maintenance that will avoid the full development of failure modes caused by ageing, instabilities, overloading and impact from boats.
  • Additionally, the effects of scour on bridges over water are considered.
  • The use of the measurement of the dynamic characteristics is then considered in detail, and the evolution of the design to withstand wind forces over the last 70 years is considered.
  • Finally, the real response of bridges in the field is considered, with attention given to various activities that may adversely affect bridges (such as the siting of a new parallel bridge as a replacement).

Special Webinar Instructions

After payment, please visit this webinar page, click "Start Course" and fill out the Webinar Registration Form.  You'll receive email notification and details on how to join the webinar.  You will then be able to access the webinar slides, test your system and receive webinar reminders.  After completing the webinar requirements, your certificate of completion will be saved and available for download in your profile. We value your feedback! Please rate this webinar after completion.

Group Discounts Available

Course Reviews


5 ratings
  • 5 stars2
  • 4 stars3
  • 3 stars0
  • 2 stars0
  • 1 stars0
  1. Interesting review of bridge design types

    The presenter showed an interesting review of historic bridge design types and several historic failures. The presentation of new real-time testing and monitoring techniques was very informative. I would have liked to also see some discussion of methodology for developing repair approaches.

  2. Paul Besmertnik11/16/2023 at 8:13 pm
    Maintenance Design of bridge

    great classes very in depth

  3. Brian Lingle11/16/2023 at 3:35 pm
    Bridge failures

    Good course. The slides and discussion was a little too fast and not enough detail. Slow down on showing the slides. Show more information on the monitoring and equipment used to provide the data gathering and testing.

  4. Kathy Trujillo11/15/2023 at 5:16 pm
    Course review

    The course was very informative with many examples.

  5. Richard Newell Davee11/15/2023 at 5:13 pm
    Bridges - Failure and Maintenance

    Good – I learned about the low frequency measuring for perfomance of bridges which was interesting.

Join us this Thursday afternoon for a special Engineering Structure webinar:
Dos & Don’ts In Steel And Connection Design.
Starts 2pm ET

We have put together our favourite #Engineering themed #podcasts for you. You're welcome 😉 #fridayfeeling



PDH Source engineering courses & live webinars meet NCEES Guidelines for Professional Engineer licenses renewal in all 50 states.

PDH Source will refund your money if the PDH credits you earn are rejected by your state board for any reason.

Copyright 2019 · All Rights Reserved PDH Source, LLC 513 E- Main Street # 981 Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA