Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management contains the papers presented at IALCCE2014, the fourth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2014), held in Tokyo, Japan, November 16-19, 2014. It consists of a book of extended abstracts (466 pp) and a DVD (2332 pp) with 312 full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, 7 keynote lectures, and 304 technical papers from 38 countries.
All major aspects of life-cycle engineering are addressed, with special focus on structural damage processes, life-cycle design, inspection, monitoring, assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation, life-cycle cost of structures and infrastructures, life-cycle performance of special structures, and life-cycle oriented computational tools.
The aim of the editors is to provide a valuable source for anyone interested in life-cycle of civil infrastructure systems, including students, researchers and practitioners from all areas of engineering and industry.
Table of Contents
Preface; Sponsors; Symposium organization; Acknowledgements;
Fazlur R. Khan Lecture; Keynote Lectures; Mini-Symposia: MS1:Vibration-based health monitoring, damage identification and residual lifetime estimation for civil engineering structures; MS2: Integrative monitoring for the life-cycle performance of engineering structures; MS3: Seismic performance evaluation of structures considering aging and deterioration; MS4: Challenges in real-world applications of structural health monitoring; MS5: Modeling time-dependent behavior and deterioration of concrete; MS6: Life-cycle performance of structural systems; MS7:Tunnel life-cycle management and engineering including required performance of structures and facilities, prediction method in remaining life, risk management, maintenance technology, and inspection techniques; MS8: Rehabilitation, retrofitting and redundancy of aged steel bridges; MS9: Probabilistic modeling for the assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation of aging infrastructures; MS10: New trends in infrastructure management systems; MS11: Life-cycle effects of surface penetrants on concrete structures; MS12: Life-cycle performance based infrastructures maintenance; MS13: Infrastructure system identification and monitoring; Special Sessions: SS1: Evaluation of cover concrete quality for ensuring durability of concrete structures; SS2: Life-cycle assessment of performance in concrete bridge decks under severe conditions; SS4: Performance assessment of concrete structures strengthened with externally bonded FRP composites under combined mechanical and environmental actions; SS5: LCC and risk evaluation on geotechnical and geo-environmental problems; SS6: Sustainable bridge technologies in structure, design and construction; SS7: Structures in marine environments; SS8: Life cycle management as focus area within asset management; SS9: Building Information Models (BIM) for the lifecycle; SS10: Life-cycle maintenance strategies and performance evaluation for reinforced concrete structures located in the multi-hazardous environment; SS11: Chemical degradation of concrete structure; SS12: Application base assessment of fiber reinforced cement composites – challenges to durability; SS13: Environmental performance of civil infrastructures via life cycle assessment; General Sessions.