To successfully maintain the existing bridge inventory, expertise is needed in the areas of deterioration, fatigue, fracture, corrosion, repair/retrofit, coatings, materials, non-destructive evaluation, riveting, welding, and fabrication. Using Purdue's existing strengths in education and research, the S-BRITE Center engages faculty within and beyond the College of Engineering to explore partnership opportunities in training and research and fills a growing need in the transportation industry. Additional information about the S-BRITE Center is available at https://engineering.purdue.edu/CAI/SBRITE.

The S-BRITE Center Reports series contains reports written by researchers from the S-BRITE Center.

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Submissions from 2018

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Fatigue Life Improvement of Welded Girders with Ultrasonic Impact Treatment, Jonathan F. Hui, Jason B. Lloyd, and Robert J. Connor

Submissions from 2017

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Load-Induced Fatigue Category of Hand Holes and Manholes, Francisco J. Bonachera Martín and Robert J. Connor

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Maintenance Actions to Address Fatigue Cracking in Steel Bridge Structures: Proposed Guidelines and Commentary, Robert J. Connor and Jason B. Lloyd

Submissions from 2015

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Fatigue and Fracture Library for the Inspection, Evaluation, and Repair of Vehicular Steel Bridges, Phil Fish, Curtis Schroeder, Robert J. Connor, and Phil Sauser