Risk-based engineering is essential for the efficient asset management and safe operation of bridges. A risk-based asset management strategy couples risk management, standard work, reliability-based inspection and structural analysis, and condition-based maintenance to properly apply resources based on process criticality. This ensures that proper controls are put in place and reliability analysis is used to ensure continuous improvement. An effective risk-based management system includes an enterprise asset management or resource solution that properly catalogues asset attribute data, a functional hierarchy, criticality analysis, risk and failure analysis, control plans, reliability analysis and continuous improvement. Such efforts include periodic inspections, condition evaluations and prioritizing repairs accordingly.
This book contains select papers that were presented at the 10th New York City Bridge Conference, held on August 26-27, 2019. The volume is a valuable contribution to the state-of-the-art in bridge engineering.
Table of Contents
Cable-supported bridges, Asset management of bridges, Bridge failures, Bridge history & aesthetics, Bridge performance & evaluation, Railway & light rail bridges, Bridge analysis & design.
Khaled Mahmoud is the Chief Bridge Engineer of BTC in New York City, USA. He holds a PhD in Engineering Mechanics from The City University of New York, USA. He has edited several volumes at CRC Press / Taylor and Francis and is editor-in-chief of the Journal Bridge Structures.