1st Edition

Bridge Safety, Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle, Resilience and Sustainability Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2022), Barcelona, Spain, July 11-15, 2022

Edited By Joan Ramon Casas, Dan M. Frangopol, Jose Turmo Copyright 2022

    Bridge Safety, Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle, Resilience and Sustainability contains lectures and papers presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2022, Barcelona, Spain, 11–15 July, 2022). This e-book contains the full papers of 322 contributions presented at IABMAS 2022, including the T.Y. Lin Lecture, 4 Keynote Lectures, and 317 technical papers from 36 countries all around the world.

    The contributions deal with the state-of-the-art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to the main aspects of safety, maintenance, management, life-cycle, resilience, sustainability and technological innovations of bridges. Major topics include: advanced bridge design, construction and maintenance approaches, safety, reliability and risk evaluation, life-cycle management, life-cycle, resilience, sustainability, standardization, analytical models, bridge management systems, service life prediction, structural health monitoring, non-destructive testing and field testing, robustness and redundancy, durability enhancement, repair and rehabilitation, fatigue and corrosion, extreme loads, needs of bridge owners, whole life costing and investment for the future, financial planning and application of information and computer technology, big data analysis and artificial intelligence for bridges, among others.

    This volume provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and significant contributions to the process of making more rational decisions on bridge safety, maintenance, management, life-cycle, resilience and sustainability of bridges for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. The volume serves as a valuable reference to all concerned with and/or involved in bridge structure and infrastructure systems, including students, researchers and practitioners from all areas of bridge engineering.

    - 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, risk and economic issues - Implications and applications of Big Data and AI in the management of existing bridge stocks


    Dr. Joan Ramon CASAS (Spain, 1960) got his 6-year program degree in Civil Engineering (1984) and his PhD (1988) in Construction Engineering from Technical University of Catalonia, UPC-BarcelonaTech (Barcelona, Spain). He is Professor of Bridge Engineering and Structural Management in the School of Civil Engineering in Barcelona, UPC-BarcelonaTech (Spain). His areas of expertise are Design, Construction and Management of Bridges, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) with main focus on Fiber Optic Sensors (FOS), robustness and redundancy of Concrete Structures, and advanced non-destructive techniques in bridge evaluation. Founder member and Secretary General of IABMAS since 1999. He is member of ACHE, ASCE, IABSE and FIB. Managing Editor for Europe and Associate Editor of the Journal Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Associate Editor of the Journal of Bridge Engineering (ASCE), Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in the Built Environment-Bridge Section, Associate Editor of the Journal Infrastructures and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal Structural Concrete. Author or co-author of 26 books and chapters of books, 130 papers in refereed technical journals including 3 prize winning papers and over 300 communications to international scientific meetings. Dr. Dan M FRANGOPOL is the inaugural holder of the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University. Before joining Lehigh University in 2006, he was Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is now Professor Emeritus. His main research interests are in the development and application of probabilistic concepts and methods to civil and marine engineering. He is recognized as a leader in the field of life-cycle engineering of civil and marine structures under various types of hazards. Dr. FRANGOPOL is the Founding President of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) and the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE). He has authored/co-authored 3 books, more than 50 book chapters, and over 420 articles in archival journals including 11 prize winning papers. He is the Founding Editor of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering and of the Book Series Structures and Infrastructures. He is the recipient of several medals, awards, and prizes, from ASCE, IABSE, IASSAR, ISHMII, SAE and other professional organizations, such as the Newmark, Freudenthal, Housner, Lin, Khan, Mufti, and Croes Medals, the Ang, Howard, and Moisseiff Awards, the Munro, Noble, Reese, and Wellington Prizes, the Lifetime Achievement Award in Education (OPAL), and the Civil Engineer of the Year Award. He delivered many plenary and keynote lectures at international conferences and several named lectures and has served as a consultant or advisor to numerous companies. He holds 4 honorary doctorates and 14 honorary professorships from major universities. He is an Elected Member of the US National Academy of Construction, a Foreign Member of the Academy of Europe (London), a Foreign Associate of the Engineering Academy of Japan, a Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, an Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy, an Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences, and a Distinguished Member of ASCE. Jose TURMO (Spain, 1974) got his 6-year program degree in Civil Engineer (1998) from University of Cantabria (Santander, Spain) and his PhD (2003) in Construction Engineering from Technical University of Catalonia BarcelonaTech- UPC (Barcelona, Spain). At the moment, he is Professor in the School of Civil Engineering in Barcelona, BarcelonaTech (Spain), where he teaches Construction Engineering and Bridges. His area of expertise is Construction and Maintenance of Concrete Bridges and Structures and Structural System Identification. Topics as different as structural behaviour of externally prestressed concrete bridges, applications of high performance concrete, shear strength of concrete structures, dynamics of cable suspended bridges, structural analysis of bridge construction, structural maintenance or model updating has been addressed by him, as well as improvement of health and safety and environmental issues of bridge construction. He has done several research stays as a postdoc, being appointed as Visiting Faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2005), Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, San Diego, USA (2006) and Kwang-Hua Visiting Professor (2010) and High End Foreign Expert (2014-2016) at the Department of Bridge Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He has authored around forty SCI papers and one hundred conference papers. He is an international expert of CTI (Quality Assurance Agency for the Schools of Engineering in France). He is member of ACHE, IABSE and IABMAS. He is member of the board of European Civil Engineering Education and Training Association.