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 book cover
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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

ISBN 9780415403153
Published July 7, 2006 by CRC Press
1126 Pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.