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Frontier Technologies for Infrastructures Engineering
Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 4




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ISBN 9780415498753
Published April 20, 2009 by CRC Press
502 Pages

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Book Description

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
  • Introduction of Optimum Structural Design and Its Recent Developments
  • Performance Degradation-Based Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Civil Infrastructures
  • An Enhanced Bayesian Network Approach for Infrastructure Risk Management
  • The Role of Risk Assessment in Performance-Based Engineering
  • Fatigue and the Durability of Steel Bridges
  • Life-Cycle Cost and Performance Prediction: Role of Structural Health Monitoring
  • Life-Cycle Cost and Bridge Management
  • Risk-Based Design and Decision Making in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Health Assessment using Minimum Dynamic Response Information
  • Geosynthetics for Soil Reinforcements
  • Design and Implementation of A Wireless Structural Health Monitoring System
  • Innovative Conceptual Design of Vibration Sensitive Buildings
  • Construction Remote Sensing, Building Blackbox and 3D Laser Scanning Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation for Design and Improvement of Complex Construction Operations
  • Prediction of Reinforcement Corrosion in Concrete Structures
  • Resilience and Sustainability of Infrastructure Systems
  • Application of Risk Management and Reliability Procedures in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Managing Physical and Financial Risks from Extreme Natural Hazards
  • Application of Reliability in Earthquake Engineering

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Ang\, Alfredo H.S.; Chen\, Shi-Shuenn