Relevant advances have been accomplished by the scientific community and engineering profession in the design, assessment, monitoring, maintenance, and management of sustainable and resilient bridge structures and infrastructures. These advances have been presented and discussed at The Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety And Management (IABMAS 2012), held in Stresa, Italy, from 8 to 11 July 2012 (http://www.iabmas2012.org). IABMAS 2012 has been organised on behalf of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance And Safety (IABMAS) under the auspices of Politecnico di Milano.
This book collects the extended versions of selected papers presented at IABMAS 2012 and invited papers originally published in a Special Issue of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. These papers provide significant contributions to the process of making more rational decisions in bridge design, assessment, monitoring and maintenance. The editors would like to thank the authors for their contributions and hope that this collection of papers will represent a valuable reference for scientific research and engineering applications in the fields of design, assessment, monitoring, and maintenance of bridges and infrastructure networks.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Design, assessment, monitoring and maintenance of bridges and infrastructure networks Fabio Biondini and Dan M. Frangopol 1. Reinforced concrete and masonry arch bridges in seismic areas: typical deficiencies and retrofitting strategies Claudio Modena, Giovanni Tecchio, Carlo Pellegrino, Francesca da Porto, Marco Dona`, Paolo Zampieri and Mariano A. Zanini 2. The art of arches Man-Chung Tang 3. Innovative steel bridge girders with tubular flanges Richard Sause 4. Effects of post-failure material behaviour on redundancy factor for design of structural components in nondeterministic systems Benjin Zhu and Dan M. Frangopol 5. Design and construction of two integral bridges for the runway of Milan Malpensa Airport Pier Giorgio Malerba and Giacomo Comaita 6. Pathology, appraisal, repair and management of old prestressed concrete beam and slab bridges Bruno Godart 7. Deteriorating beam finite element for nonlinear analysis of concrete structures under corrosion Fabio Biondini and Matteo Vergani 8. Wind tunnel: a fundamental tool for long-span bridge design Giorgio Diana, Daniele Rocchi and Marco Belloli 9. Operational deformations in long-span bridges James M.W. Brownjohn, Ki-Young Koo, Andrew Scullion and David List 10. Structural health monitoring of a cable-stayed bridge with Bayesian neural networks Stefania Arangio and Franco Bontempi 11. Real-time remote monitoring: the DuraMote platform and experiments towards future, advanced, large-scale SCADA systems Masanobu Shinozuka, Konstantinos G. Papakonstantinou, Marco Torbol and Sehwan Kim
Fabio Biondini is a Professor of Structural Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is Founding Member and Executive Board member of the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE) and Exceutive Committee Member of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS). He is the author/co-author of over 300 scientific publications in the fields of life-cycle civil engineering, structural reliability, structural optimization, and earthquake engineering. He is the recipient of several honors and awards from several professional organizations, including IABMAS, IALCCE, IABSE, IFIP. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE.
Dan M. Frangopol is the inaugural holder of the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University, USA. He is the Founding President of the IABMAS and IALCCE. He has authored/co-authored 3 books and over 370 articles in archival journals including 9 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, and other professional organizations, such as the OPAL Award, Newmark Medal, Ang Award, T.Y. Lin Medal, Khan Medal, and Croes Medal (twice), to name a few. He holds 4 honorary doctorates and 12 honorary professorships from major universities. He is a Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea and the Royal Academy of Belgium, an Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences, and a Distinguished Member of ASCE.