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