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

Technical Contributions

  1. Bridge management systems
  2. Design, operation and maintenance of high speed railway bridges
  3. Application of structural system identification methods
  4. Long-term signal analysis for the existing bridge health monitoring systems
  5. Damage assessment – strength and durability
  6. Assessment, monitoring and control of bridge vibrations
  7. Seismic and dynamic analysis
  8. Assessment of bridge repair and strengthening
  9. Handling uncertainty in analysis design
  10. Probabilistic characterization and analysis of the properties of
  11. materials used in bridges
  12. Politics and perception in life-cycle decisions
  13. Safety of medium and long span bridge superstructures during
  14. the erection phases
  15. Status and findings of current BHM applications in the world
  16. Inspection and prediction of structural performance
  17. Bridge inspection and monitoring
  18. Fatigue analysis
  19. Bridge owners benefits from probability-based assessment and
  20. maintenance management
  21. Reliability and risk management
  22. Seismic design and retroffiting strategies for bridges
  23. Bridge testing and assessment
  24. Research needs for BHM systems of the future and benchmark studies
  25. Integration of bridge management and bridge monitoring
  26. Innovative developments towards improving bridge seismic safety
  27. Soft computing in bridge engineering
  28. Loads and testing
  29. Smart bridge technology
  30. Intelligent use of cathodic protection on bridges
  31. Bridge evaluation using field testing
  32. Business intelligence and asset management
  33. Load and resistance assessment of railway bridges
  34. Design and analysis
  35. Measurement and monitoring
  36. Bridge condition assessment using combined non-destructive testing methods
  37. Durability performance of bridges in severe environments
  38. Civil structural health monitoring
  39. Repair and strengthening

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Editor(s)

Biography

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.