Maintenance, Safety, Risk, Management and Life-Cycle Performance of Bridges contains lectures and papers presented at the Ninth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018), held in Melbourne, Australia, 9-13 July 2018. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB card containing the full papers of 393 contributions presented at IABMAS 2018, including the T.Y. Lin Lecture, 10 Keynote Lectures, and 382 technical papers from 40 countries.

The contributions presented at IABMAS 2018 deal with the state of the art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to the main aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, risk, management and life-cycle performance. Major topics include: new design methods, bridge codes, heavy vehicle and load models, bridge management systems, prediction of future traffic models, service life prediction, residual service life, sustainability and life-cycle assessments, maintenance strategies, bridge diagnostics, health monitoring, non-destructive testing, field testing, safety and serviceability, assessment and evaluation, damage identification, deterioration modelling, repair and retrofitting strategies, bridge reliability, fatigue and corrosion, extreme loads, advanced experimental simulations, and advanced computer simulations, among others.

This volume provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and significant contributions to the process of more rational decision-making on bridge maintenance, safety, risk, management and life-cycle performance of bridges for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. The Editors hope that these Proceedings will serve as a valuable reference to all concerned with bridge structure and infrastructure systems, including students, researchers and engineers from all areas of bridge engineering.

part |133 pages

Keynote Lectures

part |130 pages

Mini Symposia

part |95 pages

MS02: Innovative methods in strengthening of concrete bridges

part |72 pages

MS03: Developments and trends in composite steel-concrete structures

part |121 pages

MS04: Strengthening, monitoring and life-cycle assessment of steel bridges

part |92 pages

MS05: Advancements in performance assessment, monitoring, and management of bridges under fatigue deterioration

part |92 pages

MS06: Footbridges: Advances in vibration serviceability assessment

part |87 pages

MS07: Recent advances in bridge design and construction

part |71 pages

MS08: Submerged floating tunnels and underwater tunnel: Design, safety and maintenance issues

part |53 pages

MS09: Vibration-based structural health monitoring of bridges: Research and applications

part |82 pages

MS10: Corrosion and safety of existing concrete bridges

part |70 pages

MS11: Special elements in bridge construction and practice Organizer: M. Nasser Darwish

part |78 pages

MS12: Bridge safety evaluation and risk assessment

part |83 pages

MS13: Advanced computational and experimental techniques for extreme load performance of bridges

part |75 pages

MS14: Steel bridge rehabilitation

part |74 pages

MS15: Bridge loading – measurement and modelling

part |81 pages

MS16: Bridge monitoring: Techniques and results regarding bridge condition and loading

part |40 pages

Special Sessions

part |46 pages

SS02: Continuous bridge monitoring and damage detection

part |38 pages

SS03: Bridge safety, maintenance and management under hazards and changing climate

part |50 pages

SS04: Structural health monitoring for infrastructure asset management

part |39 pages

SS05: Self-sensing and connected infrastructures for a smart transport future

part |44 pages

SS06: Advances in corrosion modelling of steel bridges

part |46 pages

SS07: European standardization of quality specifications for roadway bridges

part |49 pages

SS09: CIM: Community Information Modeling – The new frontier of civil engineering

part |39 pages

SS10: Assessment and evaluation of deteriorated bridges

part |46 pages

SS11: Life-cycle structural redundancy, robustness and resilience of bridges under multiple hazards

part |52 pages

SS12: Centenary bridges – An insight into construction and technology history

part |41 pages

SS13: Value of information of SHM for life-cycle management of bridges

part |44 pages

SS14: Resilience of bridges to climate change, natural & man-made hazards

part |54 pages

SS15: Latest developments on jointless bridges

part |49 pages

SS16: Revised fatigue detail categories for bridges (in European standards)

part |42 pages

SS17: Smart bridge components: Monitoring and optimization of EJs, bearings and dampers

part |48 pages

SS18: Challenges for bridge technology implementation and management in developing countries

part |42 pages

SS19: Bridge deterioration modeling and probabilistic bridge maintenance needs forecasting

part |38 pages

SS20: Monitoring and assessment of bridges using novel techniques

part |463 pages

General Sessions