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Structures and Infrastructure Systems

Life‐Cycle Performance, Management, and Optimization, 1st Edition

By Dan M. Frangopol

Edited by Dan M. Frangopol


406 pages

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pub: 2018-06-22
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Our knowledge to model, design, analyse, maintain, manage and predict the life-cycle performance of infrastructure systems 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, economic, social, and political interactions on the life-cycle performance of engineering infrastructure. In order to accomplish this, methods have to be developed to systematically analyse structure and infrastructure systems, and models have to be formulated for evaluating and comparing the risks and benefits associated with various alternatives. Civil engineers 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, resilience and sustainability requirements despite imperfect information and knowledge. Within the context of this book, the necessary concepts are introduced and illustrated with applications to civil and marine structures. This book is intended for an audience of researchers and practitioners world‐wide with a background in civil and marine engineering, as well as people working in infrastructure maintenance, management, cost and optimization analysis. The chapters originally published as articles in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

Table of Contents



1. Life‐cycle performance, management, and optimization of structural systems under uncertainty: Accomplishments and challenges

Frangopol, D.M.

2. Bridge network performance, maintenance, and optimization under uncertainty: Accomplishments and challenges

Frangopol, D.M., and Bocchini, P.

3. Life‐cycle of structural systems: recent achievements and future directions,

Frangopol, D.M., and Soliman, M.

4. Bridge life‐cycle performance and cost: Analysis, prediction, optimization, and decision‐making

Frangopol, D.M., Dong, Y., and Sabatino, S.

General Methodology

5. Optimal bridge maintenance planning using improved multi‐objective genetic algorithm

Furuta, H., Kameda.T., Nakahara, K., Takahashi, Y., and Frangopol, D. M.

6. Maintenance and management of civil infrastructure based on condition, safety, optimization, and life‐cycle cost

Frangopol, D.M., and Liu, M.

7. Life‐cycle utility‐informed maintenance planning based on lifetime functions: Optimum balancing of cost, failure consequences, and performance benefit

Sabatino, S., Frangopol, D.M., and Dong, Y.

8. Efficient multi‐objective optimization of probabilistic service life management

Kim, S., and Frangopol, D.M.

Life‐cycle Performance under Corrosion and Fatigue

9. Probabilistic limit analysis and lifetime prediction of concrete structures

Biondini, F., and Frangopol, D.M.

10. Integration of the effects of airborne chlorides into reliability‐based durability design of reinforced concrete structures in a marine environment

Akiyama, M., Frangopol, D.M., and Suzuki, M.

11. Fatigue system reliability analysis of riveted railway bridge connections

Imam, B. M., Chryssanthopoulos, M.K., and Frangopol, D.M

12. Fatigue performance assessment and service life prediction of high‐speed ship structures based on probabilistic lifetime sea loads

Kwon, K., Frangopol, D.M., and Kim, S.

13. Experimental investigation of the spatial variability of the steel weight loss and corrosion cracking of reinforced concrete members: novel X‐ray and digital image processing techniques

Lim, S., Akiyama, M., Frangopol, D.M., and Jiang, H.

14. Reliability‐based durability design and service life assessment of RC deck slab of a jetty structure

Akiyama, M., Frangopol, D.M., and Takenaka, S.

Life‐cycle Performance under Earthquakes

15. Life‐cycle cost of civil infrastructure with emphasis on balancing structural performance and seismic risk of road network

Furuta, H., Frangopol, D.M., and Nakatsu, K.

16. Long‐term seismic performance of RC structures in an aggressive environment: Emphasis on bridge piers

Akiyama, M., and Frangopol, D.M.

17. Performance analysis of Tohoku‐Shinkasen viaducts affected by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake

Akiyama, M., Frangopol, D.M., and Mizuno, K.

18. Probabilistic assessment of an interdependent healthcare–bridge network system under seismic hazard

Dong, Y., and Frangopol, D.M.

Inspection and Monitoring

19. Application of the statistics of extremes to the reliability assessment and performance prediction of monitored highway bridges

Messervey, T.B., Frangopol, D.M., and Casciati, S.

20. Probabilistic bi‐objective optimum inspection /monitoring planning: applications to naval ships and bridges under fatigue

Kim, S., and Frangopol, D.M.

21. Integration of structural health monitoring in a system performance based life‐cycle bridge management framework

Okasha, N.M., and Frangopol, D.M.

22. Critical issues, condition assessment and monitoring of heavy movable structures: Emphasis on movable bridges

Catbas, F.N., Gul, M., Gokce, H. B., Zaurin, R., Frangopol, D.M., and Grimmelsman, K.

Redundancy as Life‐Cycle Performance Indicator

23. Time‐variant redundancy of structural systems

Okasha, N.M., and Frangopol, D.M.

24. Redundancy and robustness of highway bridge superstructures and substructures

Ghosn, M., Moses, F., and Frangopol, D.M.

25. Effects of post‐failure material behavior on redundancy factors for design of structural components in nondeterministic systems

Zhu, B., and Frangopol, D.M.

26. Time‐variant redundancy and failure times of deteriorating concrete structures considering multiple limit states

Biondini, F., and Frangopol, D.M.

About the Author/Editor

Professor Dan M. Frangopol is the inaugural holder of the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University. He has authored/co-authored over 350 articles in archival journals including 9 prize winning papers. He is the Founding Editor of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering and of the Book Series Structures and Infrastructures. He is a foreign member of the Academia Europaea and of the Royal Academy of Belgium, an Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy, and a Distinguished Member of ASCE.

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