1st Edition

Reliability and Safety of Cable-Supported Bridges

Edited By Naiwei Lu, Yang Liu, Mohammad Noori Copyright 2021
    254 Pages 154 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Bridge design and construction technologies have experienced remarkable developments in recent decades, and numerous long-span bridges have been built or are under construction all over the world. Cable-supported bridges, including cable-stayed bridges and suspension bridges, are the main type of these long-span bridges, and are widely used in highways crossing gorges, rivers, and gulfs, due to their superior structural mechanical properties and beautiful appearance. However, cable-supported bridges suffer from harsh environmental effects and complex loading conditions, such as heavier traffic loads, strong winds, corrosion effects, and other natural disasters. Therefore, the lifetime safety evaluation of these long-span bridges considering the rigorous service environments is an essential task.


    • Presents a comprehensive explanation of system reliability evaluation for all aspects of cable-supported bridges.
    • Includes a comprehensive presentation of the application of system reliability theory in bridge design, safety control, and operational management.
    • Addresses fatigue reliability, dynamic reliability and seismic reliability assessment of bridges.
    • Presents a complete investigation and case study in each chapter, allowing readers to understand the applicability for real-world scenarios.

    Reliability and Safety of Cable-Supported Bridges provides a comprehensive application and guidelines for system reliability techniques in cable-supported bridges. Serving as a practical educational resource for both undergraduate and graduate level students, practicing engineers, and researchers, it also intends to provide an intuitive appreciation for probability theory, statistical methods, and reliability analysis methods.

    Introduction. Serviceability Reliability Assessment of Prestressed Concrete Cable-Stayed Bridges Using Intelligent Neural Networks. System Reliability Assessment of A Cable-Stayed Bridge Using an Adaptive Support Vector Regression Method. System Reliability Evaluation of In-Service Cable-Stayed Bridges Subjected to Cable Degradation. Reliability Evaluation of a Cable-Stayed Bridge Subjected to Cable Rupture During Construction. Fatigue Reliability Evaluation of Orthotropic Steel Bridge Decks Based on Site-Specific Weigh-In-Motion Measurements. Probabilistic Fatigue Damage of Orthotropic Steel Deck Details Based on Structural Health Monitoring Data. Fatigue Crack Propagation of Rib-to-Deck Double-Sided Welded Joints of Orthotropic Steel Bridge Decks. Maximum Probabilistic Traffic Load Effects on Large Bridges Based on Long-Term Traffic Monitoring Data. Dynamic Reliability of Cable-Supported Bridges Under Moving Stochastic Traffic Loads. A Deep Belief Network Based Intelligent Approach for Structural Reliability Evaluation and Its Application to Cable-Supported Bridges.


    Naiwei Lu is an associate professor of civil engineering at the Changsha University of Science and Technology, China. He received his B.D.(2008), M.D.(2011), and Ph.D. (2015) from Changsha University of Science and Technology. He was a postdoctoral researcher (May. 2015 to Jun. 2017) at the Southeast University, China, and a visiting postdoctoral researcher (Jan. 2016 to Jan. 2017) in the Institute for Risk and Reliability at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. His research interests are in reliability and safety assessment of long-span bridges. Yang Liu is a professor of civil Engineering and an eminent scholar at Hunan University of Technology, and a guest professor of civil engineering at Changsha University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. (2005) from Hunan University, China. His research interests are in bridge safety control and reliability assessment. Prof. Mohammad Noori is a professor of mechanical engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He received his BS (1977), his MS (1980) and his PhD (1984) from the University of Illinois, Oklahoma State University and the University of Virginia respectively; all degrees in Civil Engineering with a focus on Applied Mechanics. His research interests are in stochastic mechanics, non-linear random vibrations, earthquake engineering and structural health monitoring, AI-based techniques for damage detection, stochastic mechanics, and seismic isolation. He serves as the executive editor, associate editor, the technical editor or a member of editorial boards of 8 international journals. He has published over 250 refereed papers, has been an invited guest editor of over 20 technical books, has authored/co-authored 6 books, and has presented over 100 keynote and invited presentations. He is a Fellow of ASME, and has received the Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship.