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Fourth National Workshop on Bridge Research in Progress
The Fourth National Workshop on Bridge Research in Progress will be held in Buffalo, New York, on June 17-19, 1996. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program is being organized by the Civil Engineering Department of the University at Buffalo and NCEER. The workshop will provide a forum for interaction and information exchange among bridge researchers, designers, and bridge-owning agencies about current bridge research, and research needs which are not currently being addressed.
The program will build on previous NSF-sponsored workshops in this series that took place at Iowa State University (1988), the University of Nevada, Reno (1990), and the University of California, San Diego (1992).
The 2 day workshop will include keynote and invited presentations selected from submitted abstracts. A variety of topics will be covered, including:
- Improved methods for design and analysis
- Improved methods for condition assessment and load-capacity evaluation
- Materials (high performance concrete and steel, composites)
- Loads (dead, live, temperature, impact)
- Construction (fabrication and erection, quality control, construction financing and management)
- Maintenance and operation (inspection, bridge management, fatigue, rating)
- Performance under extreme events (wind, scour, earthquake, ship collision, ice and debris)
- Repair and strengthening (emergency measures, extending useful life)
- Environmental issues (corrosion, deterioration, protective systems and coatings).
NCEER Bulletin, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 1996