Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Cost

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 18-22 October 2004, Kyoto, Japan; Set of Book and CD-ROM

Edited by Eiichi Watanabe, Dan M. Frangopol, Tomoaki Utsunomiya

© 2004 – CRC Press

1,004 pages

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Pack: 9789058096807
pub: 2004-10-21

About the Book

This set of book of abstracts (1004 pp) and searchable full-paper CD-ROM (>3000 pp) set contains over 350 contributions by international experts that were presented at the Second International Conference of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance in Kyoto, Japan, 2004. All major aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, management and cost are addressed, including assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, bridge management systems, durability, deterioration modeling, emerging technologies, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, high performance materials, inspection, loads, maintenance strategies, new technical and material concepts, nondestructive testing, rehabilitation, reliability and risk management, repair, replacement, safety and serviceability, service life prediction, strengthening, and whole life costing, among others. A valuable contribution to the process of making better and more rational decisions in bridge maintenance, safety management and cost for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society intended for researchers and professionals in bridge, structural, geotechnical and construction engineering.

Table of Contents

Asset management of infrastructures

Life cycle maintenance models

Total asset management

Reliability and risk management

New trends in bridge management

Bridge management systems in operation

Bridge management systems

Measurement and monitoring

Safety of bridges subjected to extreme loading events

Dynamics and field testing of bridges

Cable-stayed bridges: case studies

Case studies

Bridge testing and assessment

Loads and testing

Strenghtening of existing bridges

Repair and strenghtening

Structural retrofit to wind-induced vibration

Seismic analysis and retrofitting

Structural health monitoring of bridges - sponsored by IASC, International Association for Structural Control

Bridge health monitoring

Railway bridge rehabilitation

Political and other societal issues of life-cycle costing

Experience with probability-based assessment of bridges

Implemented probability-based maintenance management of bridges in Denmark

The European funded research programme: toward knowledge integration

Monitoring-based maintenance for bridge management and safety

Bridge assessment: some Italian studies

Inspection and prediction of structural performance

Identification, modeling, analysis and control of uncertainties in design of large span bridges

High-performance materials for bridges

Bridge scour

Safety of box grinder bridges

Emerging strategies for durability analysis and service life assessment of bridges

Damage assessment - strength, durability and fatigue

Design and analysis

About the Series

Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management

The number of deteriorating bridges is increasing worldwide. Costs of maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of these bridges far exceed available budgets. Maintaining the safety and serviceability of existing bridges by making better use of available resources is a major concern for bridge management. Internationally, the bridge engineering profession continues to take positive steps towards developing more comprehensive bridge management systems.
The International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) which serves as the organizing association of IABMAS conferences in conjunction with Lehigh University's Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center, encompasses all aspects of bridge maintenance, safety and management. Specifically, it deals with:
- health monitoring and inspection of bridges
- bridge repair and rehabilitation issues
- bridge management systems
- needs of bridge owners
- financial planning
- whole life costing and investment for the future
- bridge related safety and risk issues
- economic and other implications

 The book series Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management contains the lectures and papers presented at IABMAS conferences, consisting of a book of abstracts and a CD-ROM containing full texts of the lectures presented. The Works provide an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and a significant contribution to the process of making more rational decisions in bridge maintenance, safety, management, life-cycle performance, and cost for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society.

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