Frontier Technologies for Infrastructures Engineering: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 4, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Frontier Technologies for Infrastructures Engineering

Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 4, 1st Edition

Edited by Alfredo H.S. Ang, Shi-Shuenn Chen

CRC Press

502 pages

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An exclusive collection of papers introducing current and frontier technologies of special significance to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of civil infrastructures. This volume is intended for professional and practicing engineers involved with infrastructure systems such as roadways, bridges, buildings, power generating and distribution systems, water resources, environmental facilities, and other civil infrastructure systems.

Contributions are by internationally renowned and eminent experts, and cover: 1. Life-cycle cost and performance; 2.Reliability engineering; 3. Risk assessment and management; 4. Optimization methods and optimal design; 5. Role of maintenance, inspection, and repair; 6. Structural and system health monitoring; 7. Durability, fatigue and fracture; 8. Corrosion technology for metal and R/C structures; 9. Concrete materials and concrete structures.

Table of Contents

A Risk-Based Framework for Managing Infrastructures, Prof. Bilal Ayyub, University of Maryland, USA

Introduction of Optimum Structural Design and Its Recent Developments, Prof. Franklin Cheng, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA

Performance Degradation-Based Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Civil Infrastructures, Prof. Hyo-Nam Cho, Hanyang University, Korea

An Enhanced Bayesian Network Approach for Infrastructure Risk Management, Prof. Armen Der Kiureghian, University of California, Berkeley, USA

The Role of Risk Assessment in Performance-Based Engineering, Prof. Bruce Ellingwood, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Fatigue and the Durability of Steel Bridges, Prof. John Fisher, Lehigh University, USA

Life-Cycle Cost and Performance Prediction: Role of Structural Health Monitoring, Prof. Dan Frangopol, Lehigh University, USA

Life-Cycle Cost and Bridge Management, Prof. Hitoshi Furuta, Kansai University, Japan

Risk-Based Design and Decision Making in Geotechnical Engineering, Prof. Robert Gilbert, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Structural Health Assessment using Minimum Dynamic Response Information, Prof. Achintya Haldar, University of Arizona, USA

Geosynthetics for Soil Reinforcements, Prof. Robert Holtz, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Design and Implementation of A Wireless Structural Health Monitoring System, Prof. Anne Kiremidjian, Stanford University, USA

Innovative Conceptual Design of Vibration Sensitive Buildings, Prof. Seng-Lip Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Construction Remote Sensing, Building Blackbox and 3D Laser Scanning Applications, Prof. Liang Liu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Modeling and Simulation for Design and Improvement of Complex Construction Operations, Prof. Julio Martinez, Purdue University, USA

Prediction of Reinforcement Corrosion in Concrete Structures, Prof. Ghani Razaqpur, McMaster University, Canada

Resilience and Sustainability of Infrastructure Systems, Prof. Masanobu Shinozuka, University of California, Irvine, USA

Application of Risk Management and Reliability Procedures in Geotechnical Engineering, Prof. Wilson Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Managing Physical and Financial Risks from Extreme Natural Hazards, Prof. Erik Vanmarcke, Princeton University, USA

Application of Reliability in Earthquake Engineering, Prof. Yi-Kwei Wen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

About the Series

Structures and Infrastructures

Book Series Editor: Prof. Dan M. Frangopol, Lehigh University, PA, USA

Our knowledge to model, analyze, design, maintain, manage and predict the life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures is continually growing. However, the complexity of these systems continues to increase and an integrated approach is necessary to understand the effect of technological, environmental, economical, social and political interactions on the life-cycle performance of engineering structures and infrastructures. In order to accomplish this, methods have to be developed to systematically analyze structure and infrastructure systems, and models have to be formulated for evaluating and comparing the risks and benefits associated with various alternatives. We must maximize the life-cycle benefits of these systems to serve the needs of our society by selecting the best balance of the safety, economy and sustainability requirements despite imperfect information and knowledge.

In recognition of the need for such methods and models, the aim of this book series is to present research, developments, and applications written by experts on the most advanced technologies for analyzing, predicting and optimizing the performance of structures and infrastructures such as buildings, bridges, dams, underground construction, offshore platforms, pipelines, naval vessels, ocean structures, nuclear power plants, and also airplanes, aerospace and automotive structures.

The scope of this book series covers the entire spectrum of structures and infrastructures. Thus it includes, but is not restricted to, mathematical modeling, computer and experimental methods, practical applications in the areas of assessment and evaluation, construction and design for durability, decision making, deterioration modeling and aging, failure analysis, field testing, structural health monitoring, financial planning, inspection and diagnostics, life-cycle analysis and prediction, loads, maintenance strategies, management systems, nondestructive testing, optimization of maintenance and management, specifications and codes, structural safety and reliability, system analysis, time-dependent performance, rehabilitation, repair, replacement, reliability and risk management, service life prediction, strengthening and whole life costing.

This book series is intended researchers, practitioners, and students world-wide with a background in civil, aerospace, mechanical, marine and automotive engineering, as well as people working in infrastructure maintenance, monitoring, management and cost analysis of structures and infrastructures. Some volumes are monographs defining the current state of the art and/or practice in the field, and some are textbooks to be used in undergraduate (mostly seniors), graduate and postgraduate courses. This book series is affiliated to Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (Taylor & Francis, ), an international peer-reviewed journal which is included in the Science Citation Index.
If you like to contribute to this series as an author or editor, please contact the Series Editor ( or the Publisher ( A book proposal form can be downloaded at

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