Understanding Fatigue in Bridges

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Organisation profile

Engineered Training Solutions provides a variety of CPD courses to engineers. Our range of one day events are perfect for those looking to improve their understanding of crucial civil and structural engineering areas.     

Training aim

The aim is to educate all participants on understanding fatigue in bridges.

Learning objectives

This course will provide an introduction to the fatigue in metals, and the effects this can have on bridges. The course will begin with an introduction to the types fatigue factors encountered in metals to help the learner to confidently build up their knowledge, before turning towards bridge specific fatigue issues.

Inspection and repair methods will be covered, before finishing with examples and case studies looking at fatigue design and assessment for both new and existing bridges. 

Course outline

Introduction to fatigue in metals
Fatigue in bridges
Brief overview of fatigue inspection and repair methods

Fatigue damage calculation case study examples

Trainer's profile

Dr Boulent Imam is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering Structures at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the University of Surrey and Programme Director for the MSc Programme in Bridge Engineering. He has been extensively involved in the area of fatigue of bridges, carrying out research in this area collaborating with national and European infrastructure owners and managers, such as Network Rail, Highways England, TWI.

Course duration

10:00 to 17:00

Assessment & certification

Upon completion of the course delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Who should attend

This course is suited to anyone who would like to further understand the concept of fatigue in relation to bridges, at an introductory level.