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, 1st Edition (Pack) book cover

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, 1st Edition

Edited by Paulo J. da Sousa Cruz, Dan M. Frangopol, Luis C. Canhoto Neves

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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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management

The number of deteriorating bridges is increasing worldwide. Costs of maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of these bridges far exceed available budgets. Maintaining the safety and serviceability of existing bridges by making better use of available resources is a major concern for bridge management. Internationally, the bridge engineering profession continues to take positive steps towards developing more comprehensive bridge management systems.
The International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) which serves as the organizing association of IABMAS conferences in conjunction with Lehigh University's Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center, encompasses all aspects of bridge maintenance, safety and management. Specifically, it deals with:
- health monitoring and inspection of bridges
- bridge repair and rehabilitation issues
- bridge management systems
- needs of bridge owners
- financial planning
- whole life costing and investment for the future
- bridge related safety and risk issues
- economic and other implications

 The book series Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management contains the lectures and papers presented at IABMAS conferences, consisting of a book of abstracts and a CD/DVD-ROM containing full texts of the lectures presented. The Works provide an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and a significant contribution to the process of making more rational decisions in bridge maintenance, safety, management, life-cycle performance, and cost for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society.

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