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

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


Submissions from 2015


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