Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure

Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure

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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 as buildings, bridges, lifelines and ships. Cost-efficient maintenance and management of civil infrastructure requires balanced consideration of both structural performance and the total cost accrued over the entire life-cycle considering uncertainties. In this context, major topics treated in this book include aging structures, climate adaptation, climate change, corrosion, cost, damage assessment, decision making, extreme events, fatigue life, hazards, hazard mitigation, inspection, life-cycle performance, maintenance, management, NDT methods, optimization, redundancy, reliability, repair, retrofit, risk, robustness, resilience, safety, stochastic control, structural health monitoring, sustainability, uncertainties and vulnerability. Applications include bridges, buildings, dams, marine structures, pavements, power distribution poles, offshore platforms, stadiums and transportation networks. This up-to-date overview of the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure makes this book a must-have reference work for those involved with structures and infrastructures, including students, researchers and practitioners.Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA ... California, USA Abstract This work focusses on furthering the development of Markov decision process (MDP)-based system- level ... The former, while efficient in incorporating system-level budget constraints, provide randomized policies, which must be ... the disjointed nature of their problem formulations does not adequately account for budget constraints in the future years.

Title:Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure
Author:Dan Frangopol, Yiannis Tsompanakis
Publisher:CRC Press - 2014-10-07


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