1st Edition

Advances in Bridge Maintenance, Safety Management, and Life-Cycle Performance, Set of Book & CD-ROM Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 16-19 July 2006, Porto, Portugal - IABMAS '06

    1126 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Advances in bridge maintenance, safety, management and life-cycle performance contains the papers presented at IABMAS’06, the Third International Conference of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), held in Porto, Portugal from 16 to 19 July, 2006.

    All major aspects of bridge maintenance, management, safety, and cost are addressed including All major aspects of bridge maintenance, safety and management are addressed including advanced materials, ageing of bridges, assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, bridge management systems, composites, design for durability, deterioration modelling, emerging technologies, fatigue, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, high performance materials, innovations, inspection, load capacity assessment, loads, maintenance strategies, new technical and material concepts, non-destructive testing, optimization strategies, prediction of future traffic demands, rehabilitation, reliability and risk management, repair, replacement, residual service life, safety and serviceability, service life prediction, strengthening, sustainable materials for bridges, sustainable bridges, whole life costing, among others.

    This book is a major contribution to the state-of-the art in all aspects of bridge maintenance and safety, including contributions from leading experts in this area. It is a significant contribution to the process of decision making in bridge maintenance, safety, management and cost for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society.

    T.Y. Lin lecture

    Bridge forms and aesthetics ; M.-C. Tang

    Keynote lectures

    • Protection of our bridge infrastructure against manmade and natural hazards; F. Seible, G. Hegemier, J.Wolfson, R. Conway, K. Arnett & J.D. Baum
    • Bridge management: actual and future trends; J.R. Casas
    • Life time assessment of bridges; U. Peil, M. Mehdianpour, M. Frenz & K.Weilert
    • Cost-effectiveness of seismic bridge retrofit; M. Shinozuka, Y. Zhou, S. Banerjee &Y. Murachi
    • The important roles of bridge maintenance and management on transportationsafety and efficiency; M.M. Lwin
    • Application of the structural health monitoring system to the long span cable-supported bridges; S.-P. Chang
    • Innovative structural health monitoring of bridges in Portugal; J.A. Figueiras & C.M. Félix
    • Developing a probability based limit states bridge specification – U.S. experience; J.M. Kulicki
    • Stonecutters bridge – durability, maintenance and safety considerations; M.C.H. Hui & C.K.P.Wong

    Technical Contributions

    Bridge management systems
    The first regional level bridge management system application in Italy 
    Development of lifetime maintenance strategies for highway structures based on the experience of a Japanese Highway Agency 
    Life cycle cost optimization of a bridge superstructure considering maintenance history 
    The bridge management system in Osaka-City 
    A bridge management system applied to a set of Portuguese bridges 
    Optimal maintenance strategies for existing infrastructures under seismic risks 
    Small and medium size bridge maintenance sequence analysis by optimization technique 
    Internet-based management of major bridges and tunnels using the Danbro+ system 
    Use of genetic algorithms for optimal policies of M&R in a bridge network 
    Optimization of reinforced concrete bridges maintenance by Markov chains 
    Bridge management system – GOA 
    Current maintenance management practice for high way bridges in Vietnam 
    Proposal of maintenance management system for existing bridges 
    Toward maintenance of old stone bridges in Korea 
    An out line of the APT bridge management software 
    Development of are construction strategy for the Angolan bridge network 
    Dynamic programming for optimal bridge maintenance planning 
    Optimal long-term single stage intervention strategies for road bridges 
    Optimization of preventative maintenance strategies for bridges 
    Service life design in concrete bridges 
    A practical bridge management system using new multi-objective genetic algorithm 
    Novel management system for steel bridges in Korea 
    Egnatia Motorway bridge management systems for design, construction and maintenance 
    East river bridges preventive maintenance program 
    The potential applicability of the Life-Quality Index to maintenance optimization problems 
    Optimal cost allocation for improving the seismic performance of road networks 
    Development of bridge maintenance planning support system using multiple-objective genetic algorithm 

    Reliability analysis and optimal design of deteriorating structural systems
    Lifetime nonlinear analysis of concrete structures under uncertainty 
    Probabilistic lifetime assessment based on limited monitoring 
    Structural response evaluation of two-blade bridge piers subjected to a localized deterioration 
    Stiffness matrices and genetic algorithm identifiers toward damage detection 
    Influence of the corrosion damage scenarios on the residual life of bridge grillages 
    Optimal design of deteriorating structural systems 

    Design, operation and maintenance of high speed railway bridges
    Design issues for dynamics of high speed railway bridges 
    Fatigue verification for railway bridges including resonance effects due to high speed trains 
    Dynamic behaviour of high speed railway bridges in interoperable lines 
    Design and construction of structures for high-speed railway lines 

    Application of structural system identification methods
    Structural health monitoring using dynamic responses with regularized autoregressive model 
    Estimation of stiffness and mass properties from measured modal information 
    Assessment of the dynamic displacements using acceleration data measured on bridge superstructures 
    Evaluation of load carrying capacity of bridge based on ambient acceleration measurements 
    System identification scheme using genetic algorithm for damage classification in beam-type structures 
    Damage assessment of bridge superstructure using moving load tests 

    Long-term signal analysis for the existing bridge health monitoring systems
    Statistical time series analysis of long-term monitoring results of a cable-stayed bridge 
    Signal analysis from a long-term bridge monitoring system in a three dimensional self-anchored suspension bridge 
    Behavior monitoring of the Korea Highway Corporation test road 
    Bridge weigh-in-motion without axle-detector in a cable stayed bridge 
    Development of maintenance and monitoring system for Young-Heung Bridge using the latest technologies 
    Development of measuring data system of bridges by wireless transmission using fiber Bragg Grating sensor 

    Damage assessment – strength and durability
    Application of a new metal spraying system for steel bridge Part 3. A report
    on 9 or 13years experience with the spraying system 
    Relationship between bearings type and their most common anomalies 
    Residual structural performance of rolled H members submerged in seawater for a long time and their anti-corrosion strategy 
    Strength of corroded tapered plate girders under pure shear 
    Accelerated exposure test of uncoated and metal-coated steels and its application 
    Condition assessment of concrete bridges during demolition 
    A new method for two-stage structural damage identification 
    Hungerford River Bridge No. 7 – a case study of assessment from first principles 
    Modelling the response of the New Svinesund arch bridge: FE model verification and updating based on field measurements 
    Development of evaluation system for service life of concrete bridge deck structures 
    Applications of acoustical techniques for detection and assessment of damage in aging structures 
    Numerical modelling of damaged masonry arch bridges 
    Bond-slip behaviour of corroded reinforcing steel in concrete bridges 
    West Mill Bridge – comparison of initial and long-term structural behaviour 
    Road bridge expansion joints: Existing systems and most common defects 
    Experimental and analytical model analysis of Babolsar’s steel arch bridge 
    Study on safety alerting system of beam bridge 
    Comparison between damage detection methods applied to beam structures 
    Prediction of crack width for prestressed concrete deck slabs in box girder bridges 
    Structural damage analysis for SHM system design of PC girder bridge with losing of prestress 
    Masonry arch railway bridges in Austria: Sustainable historical structures for today’s traffic 
    Numerical modeling and assessment of the shear key problems of FC girder bridges 
    Degradation of structural performance – experiment introduction and expected results 

    Assessment, monitoring and control of bridge vibrations
    Evaluation of dynamic properties of the Infante Dom Henrique Bridge 
    Enhanced exploitation of bridge vibration measurements by Operational Modal Analysis 
    Comparative study of system identification techniques applied to New Carquinez Bridge 
    Analysis and control of vibrations of Guarda footbridge 
    Human-induced vibrations on foot bridges 
    Clarification of the effect of high-speed train induced vibration on a railway steel box girder by monitoring using Laser Doppler Vibrometer 
    Integrated monitoring of bridges by response measurements 
    Cable-deck dynamic interactions at the International Guadiana Bridge 
    Cost-effectiveness of bridge seismic retrofit using lead-rubber bearings 
    A wireless sensor network for force monitoring of cable stays 
    Dynamic testing of the Millau Viaduct 
    Bridge displacement measurement system using image processing 
    Output-only modal identification of lively footbridges 

    Seismic and dynamic analysis
    Comprehensive parametric study on the performance of seismic-isolated bridges 
    Proposed improvements to AASHTO effective damping equation for seismic-isolated bridges 
    Using opposing spirals to enhance seismic behavior of reinforced concrete bridge columns 
    Effects of strong winds on bridge-vehicle interaction for long span bridges 
    Seismic capacity assessment of cable supported bridge considering material nonlinearity 
    Seismic performance of hollow sectional columns with different portions of lap-spliced longitudinal bars 
    Cost-effectiveness evaluation of MR damper system for cable-stayed bridges under earthquake excitation 
    Performance evaluation tests of laminated rubber bearings for seismic isolation design of bridges 
    Effect of variability in response modification factors on seismic damage of R-C bridge columns 
    Influence of soundness degradation of railway viaducts on their dynamic response and site vibrations 
    Dynamic analysis of railway bridges with random vertical rail irregularities 
    Mitigation of buffeting response for a 800 m cable-stayed bridge during construction 
    Blast loading and earthquake effect on reinforced concrete structures 
    Characteristics of lead rubber bearings for elastic response of bridges substructures 
    Seismic risk management of highway bridges 
    Performance-based design considering ageing of bridge rubber bearing 
    Seismic retrofitting of bridges using slide bearings with bending-type anchor bars 
    Numerical modeling and dynamic behavior of a railway concrete arch bridge over the Vindel River in Sweden 

    Assessment of bridge repair and strengthening
    Bond quality survey of loaded RC beams with CFRP-plate repair using impulse-thermography 
    Chloride determination for condition assessment and quality assurance by LIBS 
    Nonlinear analysis of RC beams with externally bonded plates 
    Parametric evaluation of CFRP patch effectiveness in fatigue repair 
    Sustainable bridges: A European funded project for higher load and speed on railway bridges – WP6 repair and strengthening 
    Lessons learnt from underwater FRP repair of corroding piles 

    Handling uncertainty in analysis design
    Probabilistic evaluation of model uncertainties in concrete structures 
    Handling uncertainty in reliability analysis of concrete structures 
    Reliability of simplified analytical models for the analysis of FRP reinforced masonry frames 
    The role of monitoring in the management of uncertainties and residual life of existing structures 
    Excessive deflections of concrete bridges affect safety, maintenance and management 
    Characterization of the structural performance of existing r.c. bridges and basic
    criteria for rehabilitation and refurbishment: Experiences in Northern Italy 
    Effective framework for seismic analysis of cable-stayed-bridges, Part 1: Modeling of the structure and of the seismic action 
    Effective framework for seismic analysis of cable-stayed-bridges, Part 2: Analysis’ results 
    Reliability-based life cycle assessment for civil engineering structures 
    Probabilistic durability of concrete bridge structures in Korea 
    Performance analysis of a bridge – degradation, assessment and reliability modeling 
    Uncertainties in probabilistic modeling of the load carrying capacity of bridges 

    Probabilistic characterization and analysis of the properties of  materials used in bridges
    Reliability based assessment of prestressed concrete bridges subject to creep using a coupling procedure 
    Probabilistic creep model by Bayesian updating for design codes 
    Failure analysis of FRP-strengthened concrete beams 
    Designing with HSC for safety: Effect of age specification for characteristic strengths 
    Designing and controlling concrete quality in the field for a 100-year life cycle 
    Estimation of the in-situ concrete characteristics from building control results 

    Politics and perception in life-cycle decisions
    Selling life-cycle concepts within the political system 
    User costs in life-cycle cost-benefit (LCCB) analysis of bridges 
    Governing issues and alternate resolutions for a state department of transportations’ transition to asset management 
    A budget management approach for societal infrastructure projects 
    Societal aspects of bridge management and safety in The Netherlands 

    Safety of medium and long span bridge superstructures during the erection phases
    Importance of modal cross-correlation on wind loaded structures 
    Steel bridges launching and safety against patch loading 
    Safety of balanced cantilever and cable stayed bridges during construction 
    Patch loading resistance of longitudinally stiffened plate girders 
    Buckling of steel tied arches during erection 
    Buckling resistance of steel bridge web during launching 
    Safety sensitivity for temporary bridge erection conditions
    Status and findings of current BHM applications in the world

    A methodology and decision support system for scheduling inspections in a bridge network following a natural disaster 
    Continuous monitoring of concrete bridges during construction and service as a tool for data-driven bridge health monitoring 
    The current status of SHMBM engineering 
    GNSS for bridge deformation: Limitations and solutions 
    Development of a bridge management system for a freeway authority in Greece 
    Monitoring performance of the Tamar suspension bridge 
    Lesson learned from monitoring of long-span cable-supported bridges 
    Cable hanger plate replacement; a case study on Bosporus Bridge 
    Structural identification of constructed systems and the impact of epistemic uncertainty 
    Service life prediction based on permanent output only monitoring 
    Steel stringer bridge load rating based on field calibrated grid models 

    Inspection and prediction of structural performance
    Bridge condition and health measures for needs analysis 
    Prediction and analysis of deterioration of Moscow Bridges 
    Bridge deck deterioration: A parametric hazard-based duration modeling approach 
    Bridge inspections, a case for trained bridge inspectors 
    Correlation between reduction in load capacity and structural condition of highway bridges 

    Bridge inspection and monitoring
    Durability in B.O.T. bridge projects 
    Post-mounted corrosion sensors, experiences and interpretation of data for use inservice life models 
    Bridge decks with GFRP – concrete composite sections 
    Sensors in civil engineering infrastructures 
    Strain Checker: Stethoscope for bridge engineers 
    Health monitoring of structures using cement-based piezoelectric composites 

    Fatigue analysis
    Serviceability and fatigue issues related to vibration of the cables of the Alamillo cable-stayed bridge in Sevilla (Spain) 
    Fatigue cracks of welds and their repair in steel spans of railroad bridge 
    Fatigue behaviour of riveted steel lap joints 
    Accurate fatigue stress determination in concrete railway bridges considering rail track – structure interaction 
    Application of post-weld treatment methods to improve the fatigue strength of high strength steels in bridges 
    Fatigue strength of web-gusset welded joint pasted with glass fiber reinforced polymer 
    Ultrasonic impact treatment for life extension of bridges with cracked and crack susceptible welded details 
    Fatigue lifetime estimation of Chunho steel box bridge on Han River 
    Fatigue monitoring of steel railway bridges 
    Probabilistic fatigue life estimates for riveted railway bridges 
    Fatigue on metallic railway bridges: Methodology of analysis and application to Alcácer do Sal Bridge 
    Fatigue life improvement of existing steel bridges 

    Bridge owners benefits from probability-based assessment and maintenance management
    Principles for a guideline for probability-based management of deteriorated bridges 
    Experience with probability-based assessment of bridges based upon the Danish Guideline 
    The Öland bridge – a case study for probability-based service life assessment 
    Probabilistic-based assessment of a concrete arch bridge 
    Probability-based maintenance management plan for corrosion risk – a case study from Faro Bridges 

    Reliability and risk management
    Reliability based assessment of the influence of concrete durability on the timing of repair for RC bridges 
    Reliability-based calibration of dynamic load allowance of bridge by numerical simulation 
    An application of the probabilistic SBRA method in bridge structures design 
    Harnessing social perception of a bridge’s condition 
    Probabilistic evaluation of time to corrosion initiation in RC elements exposed to chlorides: 2-D modelling 
    Life cycle reliability assessment based on advanced structural modeling – nonlinear FEM 
    Lifetime reliability profiles for evaluation of corroded steel girder bridges 
    Structural reliability of the Tampico Bridge under wind loading 
    Statistical inference for Markov deterioration models of bridge conditions in The Netherlands 
    Lifetime seismic reliability analysis of deteriorating bridges 
    Multi-objective probabilistic optimization of bridge lifetime maintenance: Novel approach 
    Damage magnitude analysis of industrial accidents by risk curve 
    Reliability-based life-cycle bridge management using structural health monitoring 

    Seismic design and retrofitting strategies for bridges
    Application of displacement-based seismic analysis of bridges: Case study of the Taiwan Chi-Chi earthquake 
    Advancements in seismic vulnerability assessment and retrofitting strategies 
    Seismic vulnerability assessment of bridges in Germany 
    Full-scale pseudo dynamic test for bridge retrofitted with base isolations 
    ANN-based damage detection using dynamic responses of seismically isolated bridge structure 
    Bridge testing and assessment
    Technical evaluation of the bridge crossing Olt River in Râmnicu Vâlcea – Romania
    Multi mapping in evaluation of concrete bridges 
    Damage detection using reflectorless electronic distance measurements: Results of the first epochs 
    Statistical damage detection of structures by using system identification with 1-norm based regularization 
    Evaluation and rating of damaged steel I-girders 
    On the detection of damage in bridge structures using dynamic testing 
    Bridge assessment under uncertain parameters via interval analysis 
    Suggestions for future research, development and application of bridge health monitoring systems 
    Development of a benchmark problem for bridge health monitoring 
    Application of ARMAV for modal identification of the Emerson Bridge 
    Improvement of seismic performance of the Toyosato Bridge with base isolation and response control 
    Residual strength prediction of reinforced bridge piers under seismic risks 

    Integration of bridge management and bridge monitoring
    Health monitoring system using learning system 
    Damage identification method for bridges from a pseudostatic formulation of bridge-vehicle interaction system 
    Impact acoustics of concrete structures by applying discrete wavelet transform 
    Predictive SHM-supported deterioration modelling of reinforced concrete bridges 
    Development of BMS for a large number of bridges 
    Implementation of bridge management system in Aomori prefectural government, Japan 
    Condition evaluation standards and deterioration prediction for BMS 
    Health monitoring of steel bridges using local vibration excitation 
    A system for field inspection of infrastructure in snowy cold regions using speech recognition 
    Integrating bridge health monitoring into bridge management 

    Innovative developments towards improving bridge seismic safety
    Bayesian updating of bridge fragility curves using sensor data 
    Analytical assessment of the post-earthquake condition of self-centering versus traditional concrete bridge pier systems 
    Seismic performance of unbonded columns and isolator built-in columns based on cyclic loading tests 
    Seismic performance of reinforced concrete bridge columns encased in fiber composite tube 
    Analysis of reinforced concrete bridge columns with shape memory alloy and engineered cementitious composites under cyclic loads 
    Seismic upgrade of column-bent cap connections of Alaska bridges 

    Soft computing in bridge engineering
    Application of soft computing techniques to safety management during bridge construction 
    Imaging-based surface quality assessment of weathering steel bridge based on wavelet transform and support vector machine 
    Development of standardized semantic model for structural calculation documents of bridges and XML schema matching technique 
    Application of PSO algorithm to damage identification for concrete bridges 
    Monitoring of early age shrinkage using image analysis and it’s use in repair of bridges 
    Development of an internet para-stressing system for intelligent bridge 
    Optimal intervention strategies for multiple bridges during catch-up periods using age equivalents 
    Bayesian regression modeling of concrete carbonation depth for inclusion in J-BMS 
    Long-term monitoring of concrete bridges by direct combination of experimental and mechanical analysis 
    Development of a web-based database system for management of existing bridges in the Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan 

    Loads and testing
    AASHTO-LRFD live load distribution: Limitations and applicability 
    Numerical model for bridge-vehicle interaction and traffic-induced vibration investigation 
    The probability of extreme load effects in bridges subject to dynamic vehicle-bridge interaction 
    NCHRP Project 20-07/task 122: Load rating by load and resistance factor evaluation method 
    Investigating truck load effects using bridge weigh-in-motion system 
    Design temperature load models for concrete slab bridges 
    Prediction and influence of future traffic demands on Croatian highway bridges 

    Smart bridge technology
    A low power wireless sensor network for structural health monitoring 
    Global smart bridge monitoring system 
    Design approach and full implementation of intelligent SHM systems for bridges 
    Monitoring of PC structure with distributed sensing techniques 
    Damage detection of truss structures 
    State-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice and guidelines of bridge health monitoring in the mainland of China 
    Structural control of seismically induced pounding of elevated bridges by using magnetorheological dampers 
    Development of bridge management system for expressway bridges in Japan 
    Acceleration response energy method for damage identification of bridge structures 
    SMARTE – Development and implementation of a long term structural health monitoring
    Use of mobile measuring system for bridge monitoring 
    Structural health monitoring of Delaware’s Indian River Inlet Bridge 

    Intelligent use of cathodic protection on bridges
    State-of-the-art on cathodic protection installations and innovative projects 
    Cathodic protection as repair option for the Öland Bridge superstructure 
    Benefits and challenges using cathodic protection from an owners point of view 
    Cathodic protection of anchorages in deteriorated post-tensioned bridges 
    Cathodic protection of the west bridge caissons and piers 

    Bridge evaluation using field testing
    Experimental and numerical dynamic analysis and assessment of a railway bridge subjected to moving trains 
    Effect of bridge live load based on 10 years of WIM data 
    Evaluating ultimate bridge capacity through destructive testing of decommissioned bridges
    Fatigue performance of steel girder bridges based on data from structural monitoring 
    Field test on the noise and the vibration of expansion joint 

    Business intelligence and asset management
    Development of the inspection support system for bridge asset management 
    An approach to integrating bridge and other asset management analyses 
    The next generation of the Pontis Bridge management system 
    The role of the bridge management system in bridge asset valuation 
    Multi-objective optimization for bridge management 
    Probabilistic model for aging of bridges 

    Load and resistance assessment of railway bridges
    Structural assessment of concrete railway bridges: Non-linear analysis and remaining fatigue life 
    Considerations for traffic loads in the assessment of existing railway bridges 
    A new assessment method for masonry arch bridges
    General basis and criteria for the capacity assessment of European railway bridges 
    Improved assessment methods for static and fatigue resistance of metallic railway bridges in Europe 
    Development of a guideline for load and resistance assessment of existing European railway bridges 

    Design and analysis
    Service and ultimate limit state of precast segmental concrete bridges with unbounded prestressing and dry joints 
    Airtrain JFK – the longest segmental girder construction erected in the New York city environs 
    Analytical prediction of displacement capacity and length limits of integral bridges 
    Effect of thermal displacements on the performance of integral abutment-backfill system 
    Development of a steel-concrete composite bridge deck with perfobond ribs 
    Static performance of concrete encased composite columns with low steel ratio 
    Unconventional high performance steel bridge girder systems 
    Steel bridge system – simple for dead load, continuous for live load 
    Experimental tests of behaviour of unconventional steel-soil structure 
    An experimental study of soil-arch interaction in masonry bridges 
    An analysis of simplified cable stayed bridge with FRP components 
    Regressive model for the partial-interactive ultimate strength of steel-concrete composite deck 
    Flexural behavior of external prestressed H-beam 
    In-plane buckling strength and design of parabolic arch ribs in uniform compression 
    Field tests of prefabricated composite girders 
    Robustness of highway overpasses 
    Neural network modelling of perfobond shear connector resistance 
    Nonlinear analysis of prestressed concrete structures using unbonded tendon model 
    Ultimate strength of compression members undergoing buckling interaction 
    Numerical analysis of welding considering phase transformation 
    Design guidelines for sole plates in the elastomeric bearing system 
    Design and experimental analysis of a new shear connector for steel and concrete composite structures 
    Cyclic loading son steel and lightweight concrete composite beams 
    Numerical analysis and assessment of a cable-stayed bridge during construction 
    The collision behaviors between the navigating vessel and the fender systems against the medium collision event 
    A modern concept of movable scaffolding systems 
    Evaluation of performances on bridges with overloading trucks 
    Research on lifetime performance-based bridge design method 
    Ultimate strengths of partial composite beams considering long-term effects of concrete slabs 
    Busan-Geogje fixed link: Concrete durability design for the bridges and tunnels 
    Quasi-static tests on concrete encased composite columns 
    Effects of thickness and yield strength of steel on peeling stress 
    Side-by-side box-beam bridges – design for durability 
    Preflex beams: Structural optimization and analysis of economic advantages
    Characteristics of 3-D FRP sandwich panels for transportation infrastructures 
    Mechanical properties of HPC and SCC cured in mass structures 
    Durability design criteria for the Reno Bridge 

    Measurement and monitoring
    Suitability of portable electrochemical techniques for determination of corrosion stage of concrete structures in on-site conditions 
    Detecting wire breaks in a prestressed concrete road bridge with continuous acoustic monitoring 
    Study of masonry arch bridge limit states with acoustic emission techniques 
    System for monitoring of steel railway bridges based on forced vibration tests 
    Wavelet-based impact acoustic method for detecting interfacial separation of steel-concrete composite bridge 
    A neural-network-based system for Bridge Health Monitoring 
    Distributed strain measurement in steel slab-on-girder bridge via Brillouin optical time domain reflectometry 
    Data processing for safety control of bridges in real time 
    New method for detecting & measuring cracks on concrete using fiber optic sensors 
    Computer benchmark for static and dynamic damage identification in bridges 
    A real scale PC bridge for testing and validation of monitoring methods 
    MEMS-based sensor networks for bridge stability monitoring during flood induced scour 
    Acoustic emission analysis techniques for wireless sensor networks used for structural health monitoring 
    Ground anchorage tension force monitoring by using magnetostrictive method 
    Monitoring an interstate highway bridge with a built-in fiber-optic sensor system 
    Monitoring of fatigue crack by field signature method 
    Multiplexed fibre Bragg grating sensor system for bridge monitoring applications 
    Field observations on concrete box girder railway bridges 
    Assessment and condition monitoring of a concrete railway bridge in Kiruna, Sweden 
    Fuzzy-based variable gain approach for controlling cable-stayed bridges 
    Development of safety warning system for infrastructures 
    Development of strain sensor holders to be applied to the monitoring of metallic structures 
    Design and installation of the optic based monitoring system applied to the Luiz I Bridge 
    Design and implementation of the new structural monitoring system of the Tagus river suspension bridge 
    Health monitoring of large Adriatic bridges 
    Cable stayed bridges. Failure of a stay: Dynamic and pseudo-dynamic analysis of structural behaviour 
    Monitoring of a bridge-deck using long-gage optical fiber sensors with a pulsed TOF measurement techniques 
    Live-bed bridge scour monitoring system development using fiber Bragg grating sensors
    Assessment and monitoring of cables stayed bridges 
    In-situ materials analysis for health monitoring of bridges 
    Structural system identification in time domain using a time windowing technique from measured acceleration 
    Toward more practical BMS: Its application on actual budget and maintenance planning of a large urban expressway network in Japan 

    Life cycle costing
    Lifecycle design module for project level bridge management 
    Risk based approach of Life Cycle Management Systems 
    Maintenance management from an economical perspective 
    New trends in bridge management systems: Life cycle assessment analysis 
    Probabilistic approach for predicting life cycle costs and performance of bridges 

    Bridge condition assessment using combined non-destructive testing methods
    Current use of NDT in bridge condition assessments 
    Trends in bridge condition assessment using non-destructive testing methods 
    Verifying design plans and detecting deficiencies in concrete bridge using GPR 
    Crack depth determination at large concrete structures using scanning impact-echo-techniques 
    Development and combined application of NDT echo-methods for the investigation of post tensioned concrete bridges 
    Concrete railway bridges – taxonomy of degradation mechanisms and damages identified by NDT methods 

    Durability performance of bridges in severe environments
    Durability of bridges in severe environments: The high quality cover plus monitoring-approach 
    Durability design of concrete structures in marine environment 
    Chloride penetration into silica fume concrete after 10 years of exposure in Aursundet Bridge 
    Effect of blast furnace slag on chloride penetration into concrete bridges 
    Improving durability through probabilistic design

    Civil structural health monitoring
    Monitoring with fiber optic sensors of a cable-stayed bridge in the Port of Venice 
    Distributed fiber optic strain and temperature sensing for structural health monitoring 
    Development of structural health monitoring methodologies for cable-stayed bridges by fiber optic sensors 
    Determination of concrete properties with fiber optic sensor 
    Multiple fiber optic twin-sensor-array based on Michelson optical low-coherence reflectometer 
    Intrinsic polymer optical fiber sensors for civil infrastructure systems 
    Implementation of a fiber Bragg grating sensor network for structural monitoring of a new stone bridge 
    Implementation of a fiber Bragg grating sensor network for structural monitoring of a rehabilitated metallic bridge 
    The deterioration of concrete deck slabs in bridges – A Canadian experience 
    Weighing-in-motion of truck axle weights through a bridge 
    Comparing conventional and innovative bridge deck options: A life cycle engineering and costing approach 
    ISIS Canada educational modules on fibre reinforced polymers and structural health monitoring 
    Performance of concrete bridge deck slabs reinforced with glass FRP composite reinforcing bars 
    Fatigue and static investigation of innovative steel free bridge decks 
    Salmon River steel-free bridge deck – 10 years review of field performance 
    Experimental modal analysis of a cable-stayed bridge 
    Assessment and NDE of FRP rehabilitation of bridge deck slabs at systems level 
    Innovative seismic design of bridges of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) 
    Operational modal analysis for long-term bridge performance monitoring 
    Development of a field useable interrogation system for RF cavity wireless sensors

    Repair and strengthening
    Planning and working of overall recoating for long-span bridges 
    Experimental research on the prestressed concrete main beams of road bridge strengthened by CFRP tapes under static loads at different repair stages 
    Strengthening steel beams using bonded carbon-fibre-reinforced-polymers laminates 
    Rehabilitation of fatigue cracks in welded gusset joint using CFRP strips 
    Alcácer do Sal Bridge – rehabilitation and strengthening 
    Vouga Bridge – rehabilitation and strengthening 
    Safety evaluation based on required strength for reinforced concrete members 
    Application of CFRP sheets with high fiber density in strengthening RC slabs subjected to fatigue load 
    Black river parkway viaduct bearing replacement 
    Rehabilitation of the U.S. route 46 bridge over Overpeck Creek 
    Renovation problems of historical concrete bridges 
    Study of stress distribution of cracked steel plate with single sided CFRP material patching 
    Strengthening of composite beams with external tendons using a rating factor equation 
    Evaluation of safety for repair work with welding – features of thermal stress generated by cutting 
    Rehabilitation of the Barra Bridge – the strengthening side 
    Rehabilitation of the Barra Bridge – the repair side 
    Numerical analysis of two-way concrete slabs with openings strengthened with CFRP 
    Strengthening of concrete structures by external prestressing 
    Applicability of welding for repair/reinforcement of overage bridges 
    Evaluation of reinforcement effect of deteriorated PSC beam through cutting its external tendons 
    Some efficient solutions for bridge reconstruction 
    Mineral based bonding of CFRP to strengthen concrete structures 
    Repair of a historical stone masonry arch bridge 
    Study on the risk of scaffolding works exposed to strong wind 
    Strengthening steel bridges with new high modulus CFRP materials 
    Developments in FRP strengthening of railway bridges in the UK 
    FRP strengthening of masonry arches toward an enhanced behaviour 
    Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) – advanced composite material and emerging technology for retrofitting concrete and masonry buildings 
    Rehabilitation of the Figueira da Foz Bridge 
    Multi-stepwise thermal prestressing method for strengthening of concrete structures 
    Reinforcement and protection of the Tâmega Railway Bridge


    Dr. Paulo J.S. Cruz is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minho at Guimarães, Portugal. He is an experienced researcher and consultant to industry and government agencies. His main areas of expertise are steel and composite structures, shear connection systems, precast bridges, bridge monitoring, life-cycle analysis, inspection, maintenance, assessment and management of bridges. Paulo Cruz is an Associate Editor of Structure & Infrastructure Engineering, an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to recent advances in maintenance, management and life-cycle performance of a wide range of civil infrastructure systems.

    Dr. Dan M. Frangopol is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. He is an experienced researcher and consultant to industry and government agencies, both nationally and abroad. His main areas of expertise are structural reliability, structural optimization, bridge engineering, and life-cycle analysis, design, maintenance, and management of structures and infrastructures. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2005 ASCE Newmark Medal, the 2004 Kajima Corporation Research Award, the 2003 ASCE Moisseiff Award and the 2001 ASCE Croes Medal. Dan Frangopol is the Founding Editor of Structure & Infrastructure Engineering, an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to recent advances in maintenance, management and life-cycle performance of a wide range of civil infrastructure systems (publisher: Taylor & Francis).

    Dr. Luís C. Neves is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minho, Portugal. His main areas of research are structural reliability, optimization, steel structures, and life-cycle analysis, design, maintenance, and management of structures and infrastructures. He is author and/co-author of significant publications in life-cycle engineering applied to bridges.