Infrastructure Health in Civil Engineering

Infrastructure Health in Civil Engineering

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Continually increasing demands on infrastructures mean that maintenance and renewal require timely, appropriate action that maximizes benefits while minimizing cost. To be as well informed as possible, decision-makers must have an optimal understanding of an infrastructurea€™s conditiona€”what it is now, and what it is expected to be in the future. Written by two highly respected engineers, the second volume, Infrastructure Health in Civil Engineering: Applications and Management, integrates the decision making concept into theoretical and practical issues. It covers: State-of-the-art practice and future directions Use of probability and statistics in areas including structural modeling Specific practical applications, including retrofitting and rehabilitation in response to earthquake damage, corrosion, fatigue, and bridge security Use of IHCE for management and maintenance of different types of structures using pre-stressed and reinforced concrete, and fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs) Numerous practical case studies, as well as coverage of the latest techniques in the use of sensors for damage detection and load testing Built to correspond to the ideas presented in its companion volume, Theory and Components, this is an invaluable guide to optimized, cost-saving methods that will help readers meet safety specifications for new projects, as well as the aging infrastructure at great risk of failure.Recognizing the value of maintenance to bridge management efforts, the following deserve attention: Definition or categories of ... who recognized that maintenance for a bridge varies with the bridge component and illustrated such interdependence (see Table 9.17). ... or concrete repairs Bearing replacements Bridge deck-wearing surface repairs Source: DeLisle, R. et al., Development of network-levelanbsp;...

Title:Infrastructure Health in Civil Engineering
Author:Mohammed M. Ettouney, Sreenivas Alampalli
Publisher:CRC Press - 2011-09-27


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