This book aims to promote the study, research and applications in the design, assessment, prediction, and optimal management of life-cycle performance, safety, reliability, and risk of civil structures and infrastructure systems. The contribution in each chapter presents state-of-the-art as well as emerging applications related to key aspects of the life-cycle civil engineering field.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

chapter |12 pages

Simplified structural deterioration model for reinforced concrete bridge piers under cyclic loading 1

ByAnirudh S. Rao, Michael D. Lepech, Anne S. Kiremidjian, Xiao-Yan Sun

chapter |17 pages

Development of time-dependent fragility functions for deteriorating reinforced concrete bridge piers 1

ByAnirudh S. Rao, Michael D. Lepech, Anne Kiremidjian

chapter |11 pages

After-fracture redundancy analysis of an aged truss bridge in Japan

ByWeiwei Lin, Heang Lam, Teruhiko Yoda, Haijie Ge, Ying Xu, Hideyuki Kasano, Kuniei Nogami, Jun Murakoshi

chapter |12 pages

Modelling processes related to corrosion of reinforcement in concrete: coupled 3D finite element model

ByJoško Ožbolt, Filip Oršanić, Gojko Balabanić

chapter |13 pages

Efficient multi-objective optimisation of probabilistic service life management

BySunyong Kim, Dan M. Frangopol

chapter |10 pages

Reliability-based structural design framework against accidental loads – ship collision

ByHyun-Moo Koh, Jeong-Hyun Lim, Hyunjoong Kim, Jiwoon Yi, Wonsuk Park, Junho Song

chapter |14 pages

Target reliability for existing structures considering economic and societal aspects

ByMiroslav Sykora, Dimitris Diamantidis, Milan Holicky, Karel Jung