Fatigue Analysis of Bridges

14th November, 2017
London, United Kingdom

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About the COURSE

The course, Fatigue Analysis of Bridges aims to focus on fatigue and fracture from the point of view of individuals performing fatigue analysis for the design of new bridges and evaluation and retrofit of existing bridges.

This course will give an overview of physical nature of fatigue damage, factors affecting fatigue performance of metallic bridges, fatigue-critical details, welded details, riveted details, different methods of fatigue analysis, alternate methods of fatigue analysis, and would also discuss methods for inspecting for fatigue damage/fatigue cracks and fatigue damage repair methods and much more. Fatigue Analysis of Bridges course will essentially cover aspects related to the fatigue design and analysis of bridges.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstration of the principles of the design of steel structures for fatigue and
  • Obtaining in-depth knowledge on cyclic loading, constant vs variable amplitude loading.
  • Learning Fracture-Mechanics Method for fatigue analysis
  • Working knowledge of structural fatigue analysis
  • Exposure to current cutting edge research that is changing the way the industry perceives and designs for fatigue of bridges

Course Timing : 9:00am to 5:00pm

Introduction to Fatigue of Bridge Structures

  • Physical nature of fatigue damage
  • Crack initiation and crack propagation
  • Factors affecting fatigue performance of metallic bridges
  • Fatigue-critical details, welded details, riveted details
  • Cyclic loading, constant vs variable amplitude loading.
  • Need for managing fatigue of bridges (modern vs historic bridges)

S-N method for Fatigue Analysis

  • Concept of fatigue analysis in structural steel codes
  • Fatigue material properties
  • Detailed classification principles for bridge details
  • Miner’s rule
  • Fatigue loading

Alternative Methods for Fatigue Analysis

  • Disadvantages of S-N method
  • Use of finite element analysis for fatigue analysis
  • Hot-Spot method
  • Theory of Critical Distances

Fracture-Mechanics Method for Fatigue Analysis

  • Fatigue crack growth models
  • Bridge management using Fracture-Mechanics approach
  • Crack initiation and growth material properties
  • Links with inspection findings
  • Probabilistic fracture mechanics

Fatigue Inspection and Repair Methods

  • Brief overview–Methods for inspecting for fatigue damage/fatigue cracks and fatigue damage repair methods.


  Course Leader

Our Course Leader graduated with an Honours B.Sc. degree from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He obtained his M.Sc. in Structural Engineering with Distinction from the University of Surrey in 2002. His PhD work focused on the fatigue analysis of riveted railway bridges and was funded by EPSRC and Network Rail. He has numerous publications in high impact journals and he has also presented his work in important conferences in the area of bridges. He is currently teaching Steel Design and Bridge Engineering & Management at the University of Surrey. Specialties: Fatigue of steel bridges, bridge management, rail traffic models, climate change effects on built infrastructure, robustness of structures and transportation networks, scour of bridges, Eurocodes on steel design.


Register for Fatigue Analysis of Bridges
Regular: £599
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Regular: £1099
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Register 3 Send 4th One Free Any organization wishing to send multiple attendees to this course may send 1 FREE for every 3 delegates registered. Please note that all the 3 participants must register at the same time to avail this benefit.

Note: All payments are made in Pounds.
Registration fee only covers cost of all sessions, luncheon, coffee/tea & presentations. Fee does NOT include any travel or accommodation expenses. Fee is not inclusive of 5% Admin/Bank Charges.



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