Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization contains the lectures and papers presented at IABMAS 2010, the Fifth International Conference of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA from July 11 through 15, 2010.
All major aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, management and life-cycle optimization are addressed including advanced and high performance materials, ageing of bridges, assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, bridge management systems, bridge security, composites, design for durability, deterioration modeling, emerging technologies, fatigue, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, innovations, inspection, life-cycle performance, load capacity assessment, loads, maintenance strategies, new technical and materials 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, and multi-criteria optimization, among others.
Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization consists of a book of abstracts and a CD-ROM containing the full text of the lectures and papers presented at IABMAS 2010. This set provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and significant contributions to the process of making more rational decisions in bridge maintenance, safety, security, serviceability, risk-based management, and health monitoring using traditional and emerging technologies for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society.
Part 1: T.Y. Lin Lecture Part 2: Keynote Lectures Part 3: Mini-Symposia Futuristic bridge maintenance technologies. Monitoring & assessment of bridges using novel techniques. Present & future of bridge inspection & evaluation. Research & applications in bridge health monitoring. New procedures for bridge rehabilitation. Measurement systems for bridge weigh-in-motion (B-WIM). Bridge management tools & research. Uncertainty in bridge damageability modeling. Performance-based asset & risk management of the highway infrastructure system. Bridging the data gaps for effective management. Computational prediction & in field validation of bridge performance. Management & maintenance of long span bridges. SmartEN Marie Curie ITN – Smart management for sustainable human environment. European approach on integrated infrastructure risk management (IRIS). Safety & management of bridges in Mexico. COWI Group mini-symposium – Cable supported bridges. Lifetime design of super long span bridges. Use of health monitoring for life-cycle cost analysis & optimization. Safety monitoring & maintenance strategy for long span bridges. Bridge condition assessment. Bridges for high speed railways. Industrial smart material applications for civil infrastructure (ISMA). Advances in structural robustness: dependability framework. Nondeterministic schemes for structural safety & reliability of bridges. Life cycle bridge engineering in Korea. ARCHES: Assessment & rehabilitation of Central European highway structures. Current advancements in bridge technology. Using technology to manage, preserve, & renew landmark signature bridges. Modeling of bridge seismic response. Recent challenging bridge structures. Life-cycle design of structural systems. Optical monitoring techniques for bridge maintenance & safety. Implementation of bridge management administration in Japan. Challenges for enhancing bridge security. Structural monitoring of bridges: Hong Kong’s experience. Performance-based design for steel structures. Steel bridge rehabilitation. New developments in bridge design codes. WIM-based live loads for bridges. High performance concrete – lessons of past decades. Construction, architecture & testing of soil-steel bridges. Lessons learned from instrumented bridges. Chinese bridges. General Sessions Author Index
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.