METRIC SHORT COURSE FOR THE OFFICE OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES

This metric short course was developed in response to a request from the Office of Bridges and Structures to assist in the training of engineers in the use of metric units of measure which will be required in all highway designs and construction after September 30, 1996 (CFR Presidential Executive Order No. 12770). The course notes which are contained in this report, were developed for a half-day course. The course contains a brief review of metrication in the U.S., metric units, prefixes, symbols, basic conversions, etc. The unique part of the course is that it presents several typical bridge calculations (such as capacity of reinforced concrete compression members, strength of pile caps, etc.) worked two ways: inch-pound units throughout with end conversion to metric and initial hard conversion to metric with metric units throughout. Comparisons of partial results and final results (obtained by working the problems the two ways) are made for each of the example problems.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Engineering Experiment Station
    Ames, IA  United States  50011

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Authors:
    • Wipf, T J
    • Klaiber, F W
    • El-Arabaty, H
  • Publication Date: 1995-2

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 109 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Iowa DOT Project HR-378
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 16 1996 12:00AM