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Chillhaus

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About Chillhaus

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    Bridge
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    PE
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    Structural

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  1. Chillhaus

    SE Exam - Lateral Help/Questions

    A book I found useful was "Seismic and Wind Forces Structural Design Examples" by Alan Williams. it has an in depth chapter for each structural material for buildings.
  2. Chillhaus

    SE Bridge Lateral PM Studying

    Hi everyone, Now that people are getting their scores back/preparing to study for the October test I wanted to discuss with you all what are the best ways to study for the PM Lateral bridge section and what realistically they would ask on the exam. I haven't done a whole lot of seismic design for bridges so I am learning some of the formulas and the concepts for the first time. So far I've been reading AASHTO Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6, the NCEES practice test, and the Illinois seismic design guide. I am also going to take the EET course for lateral. I started looking at the CA seismic design guide but it looked a little too complicated for the SE and was very state specific so I put it back down. What examples or literature did you all use to study for the pm lateral bridge Qs that you found were helpful and not too intense for the SE? Thanks. If you have any questions about the Vertical exam let me know, I took and passed it last year so I can offer you studying advice.
  3. Chillhaus

    Good luck, everyone!

    Once you have been accepted to take the SE or PE you don't have to apply again and you just sign up for the test on NCEES's website which for the fall doesn't open until mid June.
  4. Chillhaus

    Good luck, everyone!

    Best of luck to everyone!
  5. Chillhaus

    Vertical Bridge PM Studying

    Woops messed that up, dont know how to edit this so ill restart here. Its almost the big day and as such its crunch time! I am studying for the PM vertical bridge exam questions and want to know what others are planning to study. Here's the list I have so far for what I think I might encounter on the afternoon portion: Steel composite and non composite beams Prestressed beams Decks General loads Abutments Retaining walls Culverts Piers Misc steel bridge stuff like diaphragms, plate girder welds, and splices Concrete beam bridge (T beam) Deep beam Any ideas for other major I am missing? I am using mostly the FHWA, WisDOT, and Simplified LRFD Bridge Design book to study.
  6. Chillhaus

    Vertical Bridge PM Studying

    Its almost the big day and as such its crunch time! I am studying for the PM vertical bridge exam questions and want to know what others are planning to study. Here's the list I have so far for what I think I might encounter on the afternoon portion: Steel composite and non composite beams
  7. Chillhaus

    Vertical Bridge PM Studying

    Its almost the big day and as such its crunch time! I am studying for the PM vertical bridge exam questions and want to know what others are planning to study. Here's the list I have so far for what I think I might encounter on the afternoon portion: Steel composite and non composite beams
  8. Chillhaus

    Best Watch for Exam

    I use a basic analog watch and I set the time to 12:00 at the beginning of each exam so you know exactly how far into the 4 hours you are without thinking. Every second counts!
  9. Chillhaus

    SE Bridge Exaam

    OHBridgeGuy, by loads question do you mean like the second question on the NCEES practice exam?
  10. Chillhaus

    SE Bridge Exaam

    Thanks guys!
  11. Chillhaus

    SE Bridge Exaam

    I am taking the SE bridge exam in a few weeks and I am a little worried about the afternoon portion. I feel confident for the Steel/Concrete superstructure questions but am worried about the "other bridge design topic" question. How other is "other"? I see on the NCEES practice exam, the other question was about loads. Has anyone been caught off guard by something random like a culvert design or something of that sort?
  12. Chillhaus

    Structural reference manual bridge example

    There is no minimum reinforcing requirement for flexure in AASHTO for non compression controlled members. See AASHTO 2014 5.7.3.3.2
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