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Seismic Retrofit of Highway Bridges:
A Pilot Training Course / Workshop

December 5-7, 2005 | Portland State University, Portland, Oregon


Please note: the presentations below are available in Adobe PDF format.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

REU attendees in front of building

Course instructors Ian Buckle (L), Geoff Martin (C) and Richard Nutt (R).

More photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Bruce Johnson (418kb) Oregon DOT

Glenn Smith, FHWA

Jane Stoyle, MCEER

Phil Yen, FHWA

Day 1: For Engineers in Low to Moderate Seismic Regions

I: Overview

Seismic Retrofit of Bridges – Introduction and Overview (2.9 mb) (Chapter 1)

Ian G. Buckle

Seismic and Geotechnical Hazards (3.9 mb)(Chapters 2 & 3)

Geoffrey R. Martin

II: Screening, Evaluation & Retrofit Measures A & B

Screening and Evaluation Procedures for Bridges in Categories A and B (2 mb) (Parts of Chapters 4 & 5)

Ian G. Buckle

Evaluation of Geotechnical Hazards (1.7 mb) (Appendix B)

Geoffrey R. Martin

Retrofit Measures for Bridges in Categories A and B (Chapter 8)

Richard V. Nutt

Days 2 and 3: Additional Detail for Engineers in High Seismic Regions

III. Screening & Evaluation C & D

Day 1 Summary and Introduction to Day 2;Screening Methods for Bridges in Categories C & D (2.3 mb)
(Part of Chapters 1 & 4)

Ian G. Buckle

Evaluation Methods (Demand and Capacity Methods) for Bridges in Categories C and D and Structural Modeling
(962 kb) (Chapters 5 & 7)

Ian G. Buckle

Geotechnical Modeling and Capacity Assessment for Bridges in Categories C and D (6.3 mb) (Chapter 6)

Geoffrey R. Martin

IV: Retrofit Measures C & D

Retrofit Measures for Bridges in Categories C and D (Chapters 9 & 10)

Richard V. Nutt

Retrofit Measures for Bridges on Hazardous Sites (3.5 mb) (Chapter 11)

Geoffrey R. Martin

Course Summary (1.9 mb)

Ian G. Buckle

Biographies of Instructors and Key Sponsors


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Primary course reference: FHWA 2005 Seismic Retrofitting Manual for Highway Structures: Part 1 - Bridges

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