Fatigue in Metallic Bridges
This one hour webinar will aim to provide an overall picture of fatigue in bridges and the problems it causes. Existing older riveted bridges & modern welded bridges will be discussed, and the importance of managing these efficiently.
The webinar will close with a brief overview of other events we will be running in the area of fatigue in bridges later in the year.
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. His research has contributed towards in-depth understanding of the fatigue behaviour of riveted railway bridges and developed methods for more reliable quantification of their remaining fatigue life taking into account historical rail traffic, novel fatigue assessment methods, loading, resistance and modelling uncertainties as well as system effects. Later on, Dr imam extended his work on fatigue towards developing fracture mechanics guidelines for the assessment of fatigue crack growth in steel bridge details towards the optimisation of inspection and maintenance planning in steel bridges. Recently, Dr Imam research has expanded towards understanding the potential impacts of climate change on bridge deterioration and quantifying the resilience of bridge infrastructure against extreme events.
Attendance certificates are available on request after the completion of the webinar.
The format of this event will be a webinar using "Zoom Webinars".
There will be opportunity to interact with the lecturer throughout the session, both though allocated Q&A sessions, or leaving text based questions throughout the presentation which the lecturer will be able to answer at convenient opportunities.
This webinar is free.