Advances in Bridge Maintenance, Safety Management, and Life-cycle Performance: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Ridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 16-19 July 2006, Porto, Portugal - Iabmas '06

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    Contains the papers presented at the Third International Conference of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS). This book addresses the major aspects of bridge maintenance, safety and management including advanced materials, ageing of bridges, assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, and more.

    Book Details


    ISBN-13: 9780415403153 (ISBN-10: 0415403154)
    Format: Mixed media product
    No of Pages: 1126pp
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Publication Date: 13 Jul 2006
    Country of publication: United Kingdom
    Dewey Code: 624.20288

    Table of Contents


    T.Y. Lin lecture Bridge forms and aesthetics; M.-C. Tang Keynote lectures Protection of our bridge infrastructure against manmade and natural hazards; F. Seible, G. Hegemier, J.Wolfson, R. Conway, K. Arnett & J.D. Baum Bridge management: actual and future trends; J.R. Casas Life time assessment of bridges; U. Peil, M. Mehdianpour, M. Frenz & K.Weilert Cost-effectiveness of seismic bridge retrofit; M. Shinozuka, Y. Zhou, S. Banerjee &Y. Murachi The important roles of bridge maintenance and management on transportationsafety and efficiency; M.M. Lwin Application of the structural health monitoring system to the long span cable-supported bridges; S.-P. Chang Innovative structural health monitoring of bridges in Portugal; J.A. Figueiras & C.M. Felix Developing a probability based limit states bridge specification - U.S. experience; J.M. Kulicki Stonecutters bridge - durability, maintenance and safety considerations; M.C.H. Hui & C.K.P.Wong Technical Contributions Bridge management systems The first regional level bridge management system application in Italy Development of lifetime maintenance strategies for highway structures based on the experience of a Japanese Highway Agency Life cycle cost optimization of a bridge superstructure considering maintenance history The bridge management system in Osaka-City A bridge management system applied to a set of Portuguese bridges Optimal maintenance strategies for existing infrastructures under seismic risks Small and medium size bridge maintenance sequence analysis by optimization technique Internet-based management of major bridges and tunnels using the Danbro+ system Use of genetic algorithms for optimal policies of M&R in a bridge network Optimization of reinforced concrete bridges maintenance by Markov chains Bridge management system - GOA Current maintenance management practice for high way bridges in Vietnam Proposal of maintenance management system for existing bridges Toward maintenance of old stone bridges in Korea An out line of the APT bridge management software Development of are construction strategy for the Angolan bridge network Dynamic programming for optimal bridge maintenance planning Optimal long-term single stage intervention strategies for road bridges Optimization of preventative maintenance strategies for bridges Service life design in concrete bridges A practical bridge management system using new multi-objective genetic algorithm Novel management system for steel bridges in Korea Egnatia Motorway bridge management systems for design, construction and maintenance East river bridges preventive maintenance program The potential applicability of the Life-Quality Index to maintenance optimization problems Optimal cost allocation for improving the seismic performance of road networks Development of bridge maintenance planning support system using multiple-objective genetic algorithm Reliability analysis and optimal design of deteriorating structural systems Lifetime nonlinear analysis of concrete structures under uncertainty Probabilistic lifetime assessment based on limited monitoring Structural response evaluation of two-blade bridge piers subjected to a localized deterioration Stiffness matrices and genetic algorithm identifiers toward damage detection Influence of the corrosion damage scenarios on the residual life of bridge grillages Optimal design of deteriorating structural systems Design, operation and maintenance of high speed railway bridges Design issues for dynamics of high speed railway bridges Fatigue verification for railway bridges including resonance effects due to high speed trains Dynamic behaviour of high speed railway bridges in interoperable lines Design and construction of structures for high-speed railway lines Application of structural system identification methods Structural health monitoring using dynamic responses with regularized autoregressive model Estimation of stiffness and mass properties from measured modal information Assessment of the dynamic displacements using acceleration data measured on bridge superstructures Evaluation of load carrying capacity of bridge based on ambient acceleration measurements System identification scheme using genetic algorithm for damage classification in beam-type structures Damage assessment of bridge superstructure using moving load tests Long-term signal analysis for the existing bridge health monitoring systems Statistical time series analysis of long-term monitoring results of a cable-stayed bridge Signal analysis from a long-term bridge monitoring system in a three dimensional self-anchored suspension bridge Behavior monitoring of the Korea Highway Corporation test road Bridge weigh-in-motion without axle-detector in a cable stayed bridge Development of maintenance and monitoring system for Young-Heung Bridge using the latest technologies Development of measuring data system of bridges by wireless transmission using fiber Bragg Grating sensor Damage assessment - strength and durability Application of a new metal spraying system for steel bridge Part 3. A report on 9 or 13years experience with the spraying system Relationship between bearings type and their most common anomalies Residual structural performance of rolled H members submerged in seawater for a long time and their anti-corrosion strategy Strength of corroded tapered plate girders under pure shear Accelerated exposure test of uncoated and metal-coated steels and its application Condition assessment of concrete bridges during demolition A new method for two-stage structural damage identification Hungerford River Bridge No. 7 - a case study of assessment from first principles Modelling the response of the New Svinesund arch bridge: FE model verification and updating based on field measurements Development of evaluation system for service life of concrete bridge deck structures Applications of acoustical techniques for detection and assessment of damage in aging structures Numerical modelling of damaged masonry arch bridges Bond-slip behaviour of corroded reinforcing steel in concrete bridges West Mill Bridge - comparison of initial and long-term structural behaviour Road bridge expansion joints: Existing systems and most common defects Experimental and analytical model analysis of Babolsar's steel arch bridge Study on safety alerting system of beam bridge Comparison between damage detection methods applied to beam structures Prediction of crack width for prestressed concrete deck slabs in box girder bridges Structural damage analysis for SHM system design of PC girder bridge with losing of prestress Masonry arch railway bridges in Austria: Sustainable historical structures for today's traffic Numerical modeling and assessment of the shear key problems of FC girder bridges Degradation of structural performance - experiment introduction and expected results Assessment, monitoring and control of bridge vibrations Evaluation of dynamic properties of the Infante Dom Henrique Bridge Enhanced exploitation of bridge vibration measurements by Operational Modal Analysis Comparative study of system identification techniques applied to New Carquinez Bridge Analysis and control of vibrations of Guarda footbridge Human-induced vibrations on foot bridges Clarification of the effect of high-speed train induced vibration on a railway steel box girder by monitoring using Laser Doppler Vibrometer Integrated monitoring of bridges by response measurements Cable-deck dynamic interactions at the International Guadiana Bridge Cost-effectiveness of bridge seismic retrofit using lead-rubber bearings A wireless sensor network for force monitoring of cable stays Dynamic testing of the Millau Viaduct Bridge displacement measurement system using image processing Output-only modal identification of lively footbridges Seismic and dynamic analysis Comprehensive parametric study on the performance of seismic-isolated bridges Proposed improvements to AASHTO effective damping equation for seismic-isolated bridges Using opposing spirals to enhance seismic behavior of reinforced concrete bridge columns Effects of strong winds on bridge-vehicle interaction for long span bridges Seismic capacity assessment of cable supported bridge considering material nonlinearity Seismic performance of hollow sectional columns with different portions of lap-spliced longitudinal bars Cost-effectiveness evaluation of MR damper system for cable-stayed bridges under earthquake excitation Performance evaluation tests of laminated rubber bearings for seismic isolation design of bridges Effect of variability in response modification factors on seismic damage of R-C bridge columns Influence of soundness degradation of railway viaducts on their dynamic response and site vibrations Dynamic analysis of railway bridges with random vertical rail irregularities Mitigation of buffeting response for a 800 m cable-stayed bridge during construction Blast loading and earthquake effect on reinforced concrete structures Characteristics of lead rubber bearings for elastic response of bridges substructures Seismic risk management of highway bridges Performance-based design considering ageing of bridge rubber bearing Seismic retrofitting of bridges using slide bearings with bending-type anchor bars Numerical modeling and dynamic behavior of a railway concrete arch bridge over the Vindel River in Sweden Assessment of bridge repair and strengthening Bond quality survey of loaded RC beams with CFRP-plate repair using impulse-thermography Chloride determination for condition assessment and quality assurance by LIBS Nonlinear analysis of RC beams with externally bonded plates Parametric evaluation of CFRP patch effectiveness in fatigue repair Sustainable bridges: A European funded project for higher load and speed on railway bridges - WP6 repair and strengthening Lessons learnt from underwater FRP repair of corroding piles Handling uncertainty in analysis design Probabilistic evaluation of model uncertainties in concrete structures Handling uncertainty in reliability analysis of concrete structures Reliability of simplified analytical models for the analysis of FRP reinforced masonry frames The role of monitoring in the management of uncertainties and residual life of existing structures Excessive deflections of concrete bridges affect safety, maintenance and management Characterization of the structural performance of existing r.c. bridges and basic criteria for rehabilitation and refurbishment: Experiences in Northern Italy Effective framework for seismic analysis of cable-stayed-bridges, Part 1: Modeling of the structure and of the seismic action Effective framework for seismic analysis of cable-stayed-bridges, Part 2: Analysis' results Reliability-based life cycle assessment for civil engineering structures Probabilistic durability of concrete bridge structures in Korea Performance analysis of a bridge - degradation, assessment and reliability modeling Uncertainties in probabilistic modeling of the load carrying capacity of bridges Probabilistic characterization and analysis of the properties of materials used in bridges Reliability based assessment of prestressed concrete bridges subject to creep using a coupling procedure Probabilistic creep model by Bayesian updating for design codes Failure analysis of FRP-strengthened concrete beams Designing with HSC for safety: Effect of age specification for characteristic strengths Designing and controlling concrete quality in the field for a 100-year life cycle Estimation of the in-situ concrete characteristics from building control results Politics and perception in life-cycle decisions Selling life-cycle concepts within the political system User costs in life-cycle cost-benefit (LCCB) analysis of bridges Governing issues and alternate resolutions for a state department of transportations' transition to asset management A budget management approach for societal infrastructure projects Societal aspects of bridge management and safety in The Netherlands Safety of medium and long span bridge superstructures during the erection phases Importance of modal cross-correlation on wind loaded structures Steel bridges launching and safety against patch loading Safety of balanced cantilever and cable stayed bridges during construction Patch loading resistance of longitudinally stiffened plate girders Buckling of steel tied arches during erection Buckling resistance of steel bridge web during launching Safety sensitivity for temporary bridge erection conditions Status and findings of current BHM applications in the world A methodology and decision support system for scheduling inspections in a bridge network following a natural disaster Continuous monitoring of concrete bridges during construction and service as a tool for data-driven bridge health monitoring The current status of SHMBM engineering GNSS for bridge deformation: Limitations and solutions Development of a bridge management system for a freeway authority in Greece Monitoring performance of the Tamar suspension bridge Lesson learned from monitoring of long-span cable-supported bridges Cable hanger plate replacement; a case study on Bosporus Bridge Structural identification of constructed systems and the impact of epistemic uncertainty Service life prediction based on permanent output only monitoring Steel stringer bridge load rating based on field calibrated grid models Inspection and prediction of structural performance Bridge condition and health measures for needs analysis Prediction and analysis of deterioration of Moscow Bridges Bridge deck deterioration: A parametric hazard-based duration modeling approach Bridge inspections, a case for trained bridge inspectors Correlation between reduction in load capacity and structural condition of highway bridges Bridge inspection and monitoring Durability in B.O.T. bridge projects Post-mounted corrosion sensors, experiences and interpretation of data for use inservice life models Bridge decks with GFRP - concrete composite sections Sensors in civil engineering infrastructures Strain Checker: Stethoscope for bridge engineers Health monitoring of structures using cement-based piezoelectric composites Fatigue analysis Serviceability and fatigue issues related to vibration of the cables of the Alamillo cable-stayed bridge in Sevilla (Spain) Fatigue cracks of welds and their repair in steel spans of railroad bridge Fatigue behaviour of riveted steel lap joints Accurate fatigue stress determination in concrete railway bridges considering rail track - structure interaction Application of post-weld treatment methods to improve the fatigue strength of high strength steels in bridges Fatigue strength of web-gusset welded joint pasted with glass fiber reinforced polymer Ultrasonic impact treatment for life extension of bridges with cracked and crack susceptible welded details Fatigue lifetime estimation of Chunho steel box bridge on Han River Fatigue monitoring of steel railway bridges Probabilistic fatigue life estimates for riveted railway bridges Fatigue on metallic railway bridges: Methodology of analysis and application to Alcacer do Sal Bridge Fatigue life improvement of existing steel bridges Bridge owners benefits from probability-based assessment and maintenance management Principles for a guideline for probability-based management of deteriorated bridges Experience with probability-based assessment of bridges based upon the Danish Guideline The Oland bridge - a case study for probability-based service life assessment Probabilistic-based assessment of a concrete arch bridge Probability-based maintenance management plan for corrosion risk - a case study from Faro Bridges Reliability and risk management Reliability based assessment of the influence of concrete durability on the timing of repair for RC bridges Reliability-based calibration of dynamic load allowance of bridge by numerical simulation An application of the probabilistic SBRA method in bridge structures design Harnessing social perception of a bridge's condition Probabilistic evaluation of time to corrosion initiation in RC elements exposed to chlorides: 2-D modelling Life cycle reliability assessment based on advanced structural modeling - nonlinear FEM Lifetime reliability profiles for evaluation of corroded steel girder bridges Structural reliability of the Tampico Bridge under wind loading Statistical inference for Markov deterioration models of bridge conditions in The Netherlands Lifetime seismic reliability analysis of deteriorating bridges Multi-objective probabilistic optimization of bridge lifetime maintenance: Novel approach Damage magnitude analysis of industrial accidents by risk curve Reliability-based life-cycle bridge management using structural health monitoring Seismic design and retrofitting strategies for bridges Application of displacement-based seismic analysis of bridges: Case study of the Taiwan Chi-Chi earthquake Advancements in seismic vulnerability assessment and retrofitting strategies Seismic vulnerability assessment of bridges in Germany Full-scale pseudo dynamic test for bridge retrofitted with base isolations ANN-based damage detection using dynamic responses of seismically isolated bridge structure Bridge testing and assessment Technical evaluation of the bridge crossing Olt River in Ramnicu Valcea - Romania Multi mapping in evaluation of concrete bridges Damage detection using reflectorless electronic distance measurements: Results of the first epochs Statistical damage detection of structures by using system identification with 1-norm based regularization Evaluation and rating of damaged steel I-girders On the detection of damage in bridge structures using dynamic testing Bridge assessment under uncertain parameters via interval analysis Suggestions for future research, development and application of bridge health monitoring systems Development of a benchmark problem for bridge health monitoring Application of ARMAV for modal identification of the Emerson Bridge Improvement of seismic performance of the Toyosato Bridge with base isolation and response control Residual strength prediction of reinforced bridge piers under seismic risks Integration of bridge management and bridge monitoring Health monitoring system using learning system Damage identification method for bridges from a pseudostatic formulation of bridge-vehicle interaction system Impact acoustics of concrete structures by applying discrete wavelet transform Predictive SHM-supported deterioration modelling of reinforced concrete bridges Development of BMS for a large number of bridges Implementation of bridge management system in Aomori prefectural government, Japan Condition evaluation standards and deterioration prediction for BMS Health monitoring of steel bridges using local vibration excitation A system for field inspection of infrastructure in snowy cold regions using speech recognition Integrating bridge health monitoring into bridge management Innovative developments towards improving bridge seismic safety Bayesian updating of bridge fragility curves using sensor data Analytical assessment of the post-earthquake condition of self-centering versus traditional concrete bridge pier systems Seismic performance of unbonded columns and isolator built-in columns based on cyclic loading tests Seismic performance of reinforced concrete bridge columns encased in fiber composite tube Analysis of reinforced concrete bridge columns with shape memory alloy and engineered cementitious composites under cyclic loads Seismic upgrade of column-bent cap connections of Alaska bridges Soft computing in bridge engineering Application of soft computing techniques to safety management during bridge construction Imaging-based surface quality assessment of weathering steel bridge based on wavelet transform and support vector machine Development of standardized semantic model for structural calculation documents of bridges and XML schema matching technique Application of PSO algorithm to damage identification for concrete bridges Monitoring of early age shrinkage using image analysis and it's use in repair of bridges Development of an internet para-stressing system for intelligent bridge Optimal intervention strategies for multiple bridges during catch-up periods using age equivalents Bayesian regression modeling of concrete carbonation depth for inclusion in J-BMS Long-term monitoring of concrete bridges by direct combination of experimental and mechanical analysis Development of a web-based database system for management of existing bridges in the Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan Loads and testing AASHTO-LRFD live load distribution: Limitations and applicability Numerical model for bridge-vehicle interaction and traffic-induced vibration investigation The probability of extreme load effects in bridges subject to dynamic vehicle-bridge interaction NCHRP Project 20-07/task 122: Load rating by load and resistance factor evaluation method Investigating truck load effects using bridge weigh-in-motion system Design temperature load models for concrete slab bridges Prediction and influence of future traffic demands on Croatian highway bridges Smart bridge technology A low power wireless sensor network for structural health monitoring Global smart bridge monitoring system Design approach and full implementation of intelligent SHM systems for bridges Monitoring of PC structure with distributed sensing techniques Damage detection of truss structures State-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice and guidelines of bridge health monitoring in the mainland of China Structural control of seismically induced pounding of elevated bridges by using magnetorheological dampers Development of bridge management system for expressway bridges in Japan Acceleration response energy method for damage identification of bridge structures SMARTE - Development and implementation of a long term structural health monitoring Use of mobile measuring system for bridge monitoring Structural health monitoring of Delaware's Indian River Inlet Bridge Intelligent use of cathodic protection on bridges State-of-the-art on cathodic protection installations and innovative projects Cathodic protection as repair option for the Oland Bridge superstructure Benefits and challenges using cathodic protection from an owners point of view Cathodic protection of anchorages in deteriorated post-tensioned bridges Cathodic protection of the west bridge caissons and piers Bridge evaluation using field testing Experimental and numerical dynamic analysis and assessment of a railway bridge subjected to moving trains Effect of bridge live load based on 10 years of WIM data Evaluating ultimate bridge capacity through destructive testing of decommissioned bridges Fatigue performance of steel girder bridges based on data from structural monitoring Field test on the noise and the vibration of expansion joint Business intelligence and asset management Development of the inspection support system for bridge asset management An approach to integrating bridge and other asset management analyses The next generation of the Pontis Bridge management system The role of the bridge management system in bridge asset valuation Multi-objective optimization for bridge management Probabilistic model for aging of bridges Load and resistance assessment of railway bridges Structural assessment of concrete railway bridges: Non-linear analysis and remaining fatigue life Considerations for traffic loads in the assessment of existing railway bridges A new assessment method for masonry arch bridges General basis and criteria for the capacity assessment of European railway bridges Improved assessment methods for static and fatigue resistance of metallic railway bridges in Europe Development of a guideline for load and resistance assessment of existing European railway bridges Design and analysis Service and ultimate limit state of precast segmental concrete bridges with unbounded prestressing and dry joints Airtrain JFK - the longest segmental girder construction erected in the New York city environs Analytical prediction of displacement capacity and length limits of integral bridges Effect of thermal displacements on the performance of integral abutment-backfill system Development of a steel-concrete composite bridge deck with perfobond ribs Static performance of concrete encased composite columns with low steel ratio Unconventional high performance steel bridge girder systems Steel bridge system - simple for dead load, continuous for live load Experimental tests of behaviour of unconventional steel-soil structure An experimental study of soil-arch interaction in masonry bridges An analysis of simplified cable stayed bridge with FRP components Regressive model for the partial-interactive ultimate strength of steel-concrete composite deck Flexural behavior of external prestressed H-beam In-plane buckling strength and design of parabolic arch ribs in uniform compression Field tests of prefabricated composite girders Robustness of highway overpasses Neural network modelling of perfobond shear connector resistance Nonlinear analysis of prestressed concrete structures using unbonded tendon model Ultimate strength of compression members undergoing buckling interaction Numerical analysis of welding considering phase transformation Design guidelines for sole plates in the elastomeric bearing system Design and experimental analysis of a new shear connector for steel and concrete composite structures Cyclic loading son steel and lightweight concrete composite beams Numerical analysis and assessment of a cable-stayed bridge during construction The collision behaviors between the navigating vessel and the fender systems against the medium collision event A modern concept of movable scaffolding systems Evaluation of performances on bridges with overloading trucks Research on lifetime performance-based bridge design method Ultimate strengths of partial composite beams considering long-term effects of concrete slabs Busan-Geogje fixed link: Concrete durability design for the bridges and tunnels Quasi-static tests on concrete encased composite columns Effects of thickness and yield strength of steel on peeling stress Side-by-side box-beam bridges - design for durability Preflex beams: Structural optimization and analysis of economic advantages Characteristics of 3-D FRP sandwich panels for transportation infrastructures Mechanical properties of HPC and SCC cured in mass structures Durability design criteria for the Reno Bridge Measurement and monitoring Suitability of portable electrochemical techniques for determination of corrosion stage of concrete structures in on-site conditions Detecting wire breaks in a prestressed concrete road bridge with continuous acoustic monitoring Study of masonry arch bridge limit states with acoustic emission techniques System for monitoring of steel railway bridges based on forced vibration tests Wavelet-based impact acoustic method for detecting interfacial separation of steel-concrete composite bridge A neural-network-based system for Bridge Health Monitoring Distributed strain measurement in steel slab-on-girder bridge via Brillouin optical time domain reflectometry Data processing for safety control of bridges in real time New method for detecting & measuring cracks on concrete using fiber optic sensors Computer benchmark for static and dynamic damage identification in bridges A real scale PC bridge for testing and validation of monitoring methods MEMS-based sensor networks for bridge stability monitoring during flood induced scour Acoustic emission analysis techniques for wireless sensor networks used for structural health monitoring Ground anchorage tension force monitoring by using magnetostrictive method Monitoring an interstate highway bridge with a built-in fiber-optic sensor system Monitoring of fatigue crack by field signature method Multiplexed fibre Bragg grating sensor system for bridge monitoring applications Field observations on concrete box girder railway bridges Assessment and condition monitoring of a concrete railway bridge in Kiruna, Sweden Fuzzy-based variable gain approach for controlling cable-stayed bridges Development of safety warning system for infrastructures Development of strain sensor holders to be applied to the monitoring of metallic structures Design and installation of the optic based monitoring system applied to the Luiz I Bridge Design and implementation of the new structural monitoring system of the Tagus river suspension bridge Health monitoring of large Adriatic bridges Cable stayed bridges. Failure of a stay: Dynamic and pseudo-dynamic analysis of structural behaviour Monitoring of a bridge-deck using long-gage optical fiber sensors with a pulsed TOF measurement techniques Live-bed bridge scour monitoring system development using fiber Bragg grating sensors Assessment and monitoring of cables stayed bridges In-situ materials analysis for health monitoring of bridges Structural system identification in time domain using a time windowing technique from measured acceleration Toward more practical BMS: Its application on actual budget and maintenance planning of a large urban expressway network in Japan Life cycle costing Lifecycle design module for project level bridge management Risk based approach of Life Cycle Management Systems Maintenance management from an economical perspective New trends in bridge management systems: Life cycle assessment analysis Probabilistic approach for predicting life cycle costs and performance of bridges Bridge condition assessment using combined non-destructive testing methods Current use of NDT in bridge condition assessments Trends in bridge condition assessment using non-destructive testing methods Verifying design plans and detecting deficiencies in concrete bridge using GPR Crack depth determination at large concrete structures using scanning impact-echo-techniques Development and combined application of NDT echo-methods for the investigation of post tensioned concrete bridges Concrete railway bridges - taxonomy of degradation mechanisms and damages identified by NDT methods Durability performance of bridges in severe environments Durability of bridges in severe environments: The high quality cover plus monitoring-approach Durability design of concrete structures in marine environment Chloride penetration into silica fume concrete after 10 years of exposure in Aursundet Bridge Effect of blast furnace slag on chloride penetration into concrete bridges Improving durability through probabilistic design Civil structural health monitoring Monitoring with fiber optic sensors of a cable-stayed bridge in the Port of Venice Distributed fiber optic strain and temperature sensing for structural health monitoring Development of structural health monitoring methodologies for cable-stayed bridges by fiber optic sensors Determination of concrete properties with fiber optic sensor Multiple fiber optic twin-sensor-array based on Michelson optical low-coherence reflectometer Intrinsic polymer optical fiber sensors for civil infrastructure systems Implementation of a fiber Bragg grating sensor network for structural monitoring of a new stone bridge Implementation of a fiber Bragg grating sensor network for structural monitoring of a rehabilitated metallic bridge The deterioration of concrete deck slabs in bridges - A Canadian experience Weighing-in-motion of truck axle weights through a bridge Comparing conventional and innovative bridge deck options: A life cycle engineering and costing approach ISIS Canada educational modules on fibre reinforced polymers and structural health monitoring Performance of concrete bridge deck slabs reinforced with glass FRP composite reinforcing bars Fatigue and static investigation of innovative steel free bridge decks Salmon River steel-free bridge deck - 10 years review of field performance Experimental modal analysis of a cable-stayed bridge Assessment and NDE of FRP rehabilitation of bridge deck slabs at systems level Innovative seismic design of bridges of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Operational modal analysis for long-term bridge performance monitoring Development of a field useable interrogation system for RF cavity wireless sensors Repair and strengthening Planning and working of overall recoating for long-span bridges Experimental research on the prestressed concrete main beams of road bridge strengthened by CFRP tapes under static loads at different repair stages Strengthening steel beams using bonded carbon-fibre-reinforced-polymers laminates Rehabilitation of fatigue cracks in welded gusset joint using CFRP strips Alcacer do Sal Bridge - rehabilitation and strengthening Vouga Bridge - rehabilitation and strengthening Safety evaluation based on required strength for reinforced concrete members Application of CFRP sheets with high fiber density in strengthening RC slabs subjected to fatigue load Black river parkway viaduct bearing replacement Rehabilitation of the U.S. route 46 bridge over Overpeck Creek Renovation problems of historical concrete bridges Study of stress distribution of cracked steel plate with single sided CFRP material patching Strengthening of composite beams with external tendons using a rating factor equation Evaluation of safety for repair work with welding - features of thermal stress generated by cutting Rehabilitation of the Barra Bridge - the strengthening side Rehabilitation of the Barra Bridge - the repair side Numerical analysis of two-way concrete slabs with openings strengthened with CFRP Strengthening of concrete structures by external prestressing Applicability of welding for repair/reinforcement of overage bridges Evaluation of reinforcement effect of deteriorated PSC beam through cutting its external tendons Some efficient solutions for bridge reconstruction Mineral based bonding of CFRP to strengthen concrete structures Repair of a historical stone masonry arch bridge Study on the risk of scaffolding works exposed to strong wind Strengthening steel bridges with new high modulus CFRP materials Developments in FRP strengthening of railway bridges in the UK FRP strengthening of masonry arches toward an enhanced behaviour Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) - advanced composite material and emerging technology for retrofitting concrete and masonry buildings Rehabilitation of the Figueira da Foz Bridge Multi-stepwise thermal prestressing method for strengthening of concrete structures Reinforcement and protection of the Tamega Railway Bridge

    Author Biography


    Dr. Paulo J.S. Cruz is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minho at Guimaraes, Portugal. He is an experienced researcher and consultant to industry and government agencies. His main areas of expertise are steel and composite structures, shear connection systems, precast bridges, bridge monitoring, life-cycle analysis, inspection, maintenance, assessment and management of bridges. Paulo Cruz is an Associate Editor of Structure & Infrastructure Engineering, an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to recent advances in maintenance, management and life-cycle performance of a wide range of civil infrastructure systems. Dr. Dan M. Frangopol is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. He is an experienced researcher and consultant to industry and government agencies, both nationally and abroad. His main areas of expertise are structural reliability, structural optimization, bridge engineering, and life-cycle analysis, design, maintenance, and management of structures and infrastructures. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2005 ASCE Newmark Medal, the 2004 Kajima Corporation Research Award, the 2003 ASCE Moisseiff Award and the 2001 ASCE Croes Medal. Dan Frangopol is the Founding Editor of Structure & Infrastructure Engineering, an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to recent advances in maintenance, management and life-cycle performance of a wide range of civil infrastructure systems (publisher: Taylor & Francis). Dr. Luis C. Neves is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minho, Portugal. His main areas of research are structural reliability, optimization, steel structures, and life-cycle analysis, design, maintenance, and management of structures and infrastructures. He is author and/co-author of significant publications in life-cycle engineering applied to bridges.
     

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