ABSTRACT

This book presents the latest research findings in the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure. The invited contributions provide an overview of the use of advanced computational and/or experimental techniques in damage and vulnerability assessment as well as maintenance and retrofitting of aging structures and infrastructures such

chapter 1|26 pages

Reliability-based Durability Design and Service Life Assessment of Concrete Structures in a Marine Environment

ByMitsuyoshi Akiyama, Dan M. Frangopol, Hiroshi Matsuzaki

chapter 2|28 pages

Designing Bridges for Inspectability and Maintainability

BySreenivas Alampalli

chapter 4|26 pages

Design Knowledge Gain by Structural Health Monitoring

ByStefania Arangio, Franco Bontempi

chapter 5|42 pages

Emerging Concepts and Approaches for Efficient and Realistic Uncertainty Quantification

ByMichael Beer,, Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou, Edoardo Patelli

chapter 6|38 pages

Time-Variant Robustness of Aging Structures

ByFabio Biondini, Dan M. Frangopol

chapter 8|30 pages

Management and Safety of Existing Concrete Structures via Optical Fiber Distributed Sensing

ByJoan R. Casas, Sergi Villalba, Vicens Villalba

chapter 9|44 pages

Experimental Dynamic Assessment of Civil Infrastructure

ByÁlvaro Cunha,, Elsa Caetano,, Filipe Magalhães, Carlos Moutinho

chapter 10|16 pages

Two Approaches for the Risk Assessment of Aging Infrastructure with Applications

ByDavid De Leon Escobedo,, David Joaquín Delgado-Hernandez, Juan Carlos Arteaga-Arcos

chapter 11|36 pages

Risk-based Maintenance of Aging Ship Structures

ByYordan Garbatov, Carlos Guedes Soares

chapter 12|36 pages

Investigating Pavement Structure Deterioration with a Relative Evaluation Model

ByKiyoyuki Kaito, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Kengo Obama

chapter 13|28 pages

Constructs for Quantifying the Long-term Effectiveness of Civil Infrastructure Interventions

BySteven Lavrenz,, Jackeline Murillo Hoyos, Samuel Labi

chapter 14|22 pages

Risk Assessment and Wind Hazard Mitigation of Power Distribution Poles

ByYue Li, Mark G. Stewart, Sigridur Bjarnadottir

chapter 15|20 pages

A Comparison between MDP-based Optimization Approaches for Pavement Management Systems

ByAditya Medury, Samer Madanat

chapter 16|20 pages

Corrosion and Safety of Structures in Marine Environments

ByRobert E. Melchers

chapter 17|66 pages

Retrofitting and Refurbishment of Existing Road Bridges

ByClaudio Modena,, Giovanni Tecchio,, Carlo Pellegrino,, Francesca da Porto,, Mariano Angelo Zanini, Marco Donà

chapter 18|38 pages

Stochastic Control Approaches for Structural Maintenance

ByKonstantinos G. Papakonstantinou, Masanobu Shinozuka

chapter 21|44 pages

Climate Adaptation Engineering and Risk-based Design and Management of Infrastructure

ByMark G. Stewart, Dimitri V. Val, Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga, Alan O'Connor, Xiaoming Wang

chapter 22|22 pages

Comparing Bridge Condition Evaluations with Life-Cycle Expenditures

ByBojidar Yanev

chapter 23|34 pages

Redundancy-based Design of Nondeterministic Systems

ByBenjin Zhu, Dan M. Frangopol