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Inspection Evaluation And Maintenance Of Suspension Bridges Case Studies

Author : Sreenivas Alampalli
ISBN : 9781466596894
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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An Insiders’ Guide to Inspecting, Maintaining, and Operating Bridges Suspension bridges are graceful, aesthetic, and iconic structures. Due to their attractiveness and visibility, they are well-known symbols of major cities and countries in the world. They are also essential form of transportation infrastructure built across large bodies of water. Despite being expensive to build, they are economical structures for the lengths they span. They have evolved significantly from the basic concept dating back to 200 BC China through the first design for a bridge resembling a modern suspension bridge, attributed to Fausto Veranzio in 1595, to present day span lengths close to two kilometers. Offers Insight from Bridge Owners across the Globe Many of these bridges carry significant traffic, and their upkeep is very important to maintain transportation mobility. They offer grace and functionality, yet are extremely complex to construct and maintain. Bridge owners spend considerable amount of time and resources to ensure uninterrupted service, safety, and security for users. Inspection, evaluation, maintenance, and rehabilitation have evolved significantly. Modern materials and innovative design and construction practices have been integrated into these bridges to maintain durability and extended service life. Inspection, Evaluation and Maintenance of Suspension Bridges Case Studies gives detailed case studies of the Manhattan, Akashi Kaikyo, Tsing Ma, Storebælt East, Forth Road, Bronx–Whitestone, George Washington, Angus L. Macdonald, Mid-Hudson, Shantou Bay, and Kingston–Port Ewen Bridges. It is written by the owners and practitioners who strive to cost-effectively manage them, and applies all the inspection, evaluation, and rehabilitation methods discussed in the companion volume to give a comprehensive picture of how suspension bridges are managed. It is invaluable to everyone interested not only in suspension bridges but also in the upkeep of any bridges – students, designers, maintenance personnel, contractors, and owners.

Inspection Evaluation And Maintenance Of Suspension Bridges

Author : Sreenivas Alampalli
ISBN : 9781466596870
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Guidance on Protecting and Extending the Life of Suspension Bridges Suspension bridges are graceful, aesthetic, and iconic structures. Due to their attractiveness and visibility, they are well-known symbols of major cities and countries in the world. They are also an essential form of transportation infrastructure built across large bodies of water. Despite being expensive to build, they are economical structures for the lengths they span. They have evolved significantly from the basic concept dating back to 200 BC China through the first design for a bridge resembling a modern suspension bridge, attributed to Fausto Veranzio in 1595, to present-day span lengths close to two kilometers. Many of these bridges carry significant traffic and their upkeep is very important to maintain transportation mobility. They offer grace and functionality, yet are extremely complex to construct and maintain. Bridge owners spend a considerable amount of time and resources to ensure uninterrupted service, safety, and security for users. Inspection, evaluation, maintenance, and rehabilitation have evolved significantly. Modern materials and innovative design and construction practices have been integrated into these bridges to maintain durability and extended service life. Captures the Experience of More Than 20 Suspension Bridge Operators Inspection, Evaluation and Maintenance of Suspension Bridges is written by the bridge owners and practitioners who strive to cost-effectively manage these bridges. It is invaluable to everyone interested not only in suspension bridges but in the upkeep of any bridges—students, designers, maintenance personnel, contractors, and owners. Describes the evolution and trends in the operation and maintenance of cable supported bridges Contains the latest methods for evaluating cable supported bridge capacities and durability Presents suspension bridge security risk management aspects and Bayesian network-based methodology for risk evaluation This volume discusses state-of-the-art practice in suspension bridge inspection, evaluation, and rehabilitation methods used worldwide, described by the personnel directly involved with managing them. Its companion volume presents detailed case studies of specific bridges to give a comprehensive picture of how suspension bridges are maintained around the world.

Bridge Inspection And Rehabilitation

Author : Parsons Brinckerhoff
ISBN : 0471532622
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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It is estimated that 225,000 bridges, including nearly 40% ofhighway bridges, in the United States today are structurallydeficient or functionally obsolete. While the urgency of thisproblem has begun to be acknowledged at official levels, and morepublic funds set aside for bridge inspection and rehabilitation,the need remains for engineers versed in contemporaryrehabilitation methods. Unfortunately, until the publication ofthis book, engineers’ efforts to educate themselves in thefield have been thwarted by the fact that good, up-to-date materialon bridge inspection and repair could be obtained only through apainstaking search through hundreds of specialized publications.Edited by Louis G. Silano, P.E., Senior Vice President andTechnical Director of Structures with the firm of ParsonsBrinckerhoff. Bridge Inspection and Rehabilitation: A PracticalGuide is the first and only "A-to-Z" guide to practical aspects ofbridge inspection and rehabilitation. Comprising contributions froma group of seasoned professionals from around the nation, itprovides insights into every element of bridge structure, includingbroad coverage of materials and design types. Among importanttopics covered in Bridge Inspection and Rehabilitation are: Advances in inspection techniques, including underwaterinspection and non-destructive testing All bridge design types, including suspension bridges,cable-stayed bridges, trusses, moveable bridges, and others Basic structural elements, such as substructures,superstructures, decks, bearings, and joints Special topics of contemporary concern, such as seismic designand seismic retro-fitting, environmental control issues,maintenance of traffic during rehabilitation, repair of historicalbridges, and much more Generously illustrated with nearly 200 line illustrations andphotographs and offering in-depth coverage of most practicalaspects of bridge assessment and repairs. Bridge Inspection andRehabilitation is an invaluable resource for practicing bridgeengineers and contractors. About the firm Consistently rankednumber one in transportation by Engineering News-Record in itsannual survey of the top 500 design firms, Parsons Brinckerhoffprovides the full range of planning, engineering, constructionmanagement and facility management services. Founded in 1885, thecompany has grown to a firm of over 3,000 employees located at 75offices worldwide. Internationally renowned for its pioneering workin bridge design, inspection, rehabilitation and constructionsupervision. Parsons Brinckerhoff has completed over 3,500 bridgeprojects encompassing virtually every type and style. Garneringnumerous awards for excellence in design, rehabilitation andinnovative technology, noteworthy projects include: The Newport Bridge across Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island The George Coleman Bridge, Yorktown, Virginia—theworld’s largest twin swing-span highway bridge The Fremont Bridge, Portland, Oregon—three-span, tied-archconstruction with the longest orthotropic deck of its time The Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin, Texas—a 70-year-oldbridge rehabilitated to preserve its historic concrete archesbeneath a new structural deck The Hood Canal Bridge Replacement near Seattle,Washington—design of the storm-damaged half of theworld’s longest floating bridge spanning a tidal waterway

Bridge Maintenance Inspection And Evaluation Second Edition

Author : Kenneth White
ISBN : 0824786092
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"Second Edition examines in detail the process of evaluating bridge conditions and offers a thorough study of bridge types - their origins, elements, and failures. Bridge Maintenance Inspection and Evaluation, Second Edition presents new and expanded information on condition ratings, capacity evaluations, load factor analysis, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) suggested guidelines. "

Advances In Cable Supported Bridges

Author : Khaled Mahmoud
ISBN : 0415419824
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Cable-supported bridges are known for their visual elegance, aesthetic appeal and ability to link long spans. The extent of issues of concern associated with these structures is commensurate with their size and vast scale. Significant advances in the technology of assessment, design, construction and maintenance of cable-supported bridges have been achieved in the past few years, due to increasing awareness, collaboration and information exchange.This book contains selected papers on cable-supported bridges as presented at the 5th International Cable-Supported Bridge Operators' Conference, held in New York City on August 28-29, 2006. It includes papers by leading international bridge engineers. Presenting state-of-the-art material, the book is an authoritative account on the developments in the field, this volume forms essential reading to anyone working on cable-supported bridges. Advances in Cable-Supported Bridges .

Bridge Maintenance Safety Management And Life Cycle Optimization

Author : Dan Frangopol
ISBN : 9780415891370
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization contains the lectures and papers presented at IABMAS 2010, the Fifth International Conference of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA from July 11 through 15, 2010. All major aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, management and life-cycle optimization are addressed including advanced and high performance materials, ageing of bridges, assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, bridge management systems, bridge security, composites, design for durability, deterioration modeling, emerging technologies, fatigue, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, innovations, inspection, life-cycle performance, load capacity assessment, loads, maintenance strategies, new technical and materials concepts, non-destructive testing, optimization strategies, prediction of future traffic demands, rehabilitation, reliability and risk management, repair, replacement, residual service life, safety and serviceability, service life prediction, strengthening, sustainable materials for bridges, sustainable bridges, whole-life costing, and multi-criteria optimization, among others. Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization consists of a book of abstracts and a CD-ROM containing the full text of the lectures and papers presented at IABMAS 2010. This set provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and significant contributions to the process of making more rational decisions in bridge maintenance, safety, security, serviceability, risk-based management, and health monitoring using traditional and emerging technologies for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society.

Bridge Maintenance Safety Management Resilience And Sustainability

Author : Fabio Biondini
ISBN : 9780203103388
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability contains the lectures and papers presented at The Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2012), held in Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July, 2012. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts (800 pp) and a DVD (4057 pp) containing the full papers of 555 contributions presented at IABMAS 2012, including the T.Y. Lin Lecture, nine Keynote Lectures, and 545 technical papers from 40 countries. The contributions deal with the state-of-the-art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to all main aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, management, resilience and sustainability. Major topics covered include: advanced materials, ageing of bridges, assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, bridge management systems, composites, damage identification, design for durability, deterioration modeling, earthquake and accidental loadings, emerging technologies, fatigue, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, high performance materials, inspection, life-cycle performance and cost, load models, maintenance strategies, non-destructive testing, optimization strategies, prediction of future traffic demands, rehabilitation, reliability and risk management, repair, replacement, residual service life, resilience, robustness, safety and serviceability, service life prediction, strengthening, structural integrity, and sustainability. This volume provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering as well as significant contributions to the process of making more rational decisions concerning bridge maintenance, safety, serviceability, resilience, sustainability, monitoring, risk-based management, and life-cycle performance using traditional and emerging technologies for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. It will serve as a valuable reference to all involved with bridge structure and infrastructure systems, including students, researchers and engineers from all areas of bridge engineering.

Bridge Maintenance Safety Management Health Monitoring And Informatics Iabmas 08

Author : Hyun-Moo Koh
ISBN : 1439828431
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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An extensive collection of 550 revised papers on most recent advances in bridge maintenance, safety, management and life-cycle performance. This is a major contribution to the state-of-the-art in all aspects of the field, containing papers from leading experts. Set of Book with keynote papers and extended abstracts plus a 4500 pages, searchable, full-paper CD-ROM.

Bridge Safety

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology
ISBN : PSU:000063507706
Genre : Business & Economics
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Life Cycle Civil Engineering

Author : Fabio Biondini
ISBN : 0203885309
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Life-Cycle Civil Engineering contains the papers presented at the First International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE’08), held in Villa Monastero, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy, 10-14 June, 2008. It consists of a book and a CD-ROM containing 150 papers, including eight keynote papers and 142 technical contributions from 28 countries. The papers deal with the state of the art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to all main aspects of life-cycle civil engineering. Major topics covered include: life-cycle damage processes, life-cycle assessment and design, life-cycle monitoring, maintenance and rehabilitation, life-cycle performance of special structures, life-cycle cost of structures and infrastructures, and life-cycle oriented computational tools. This volume is aimed to significantly contribute to promote recent advances in the field of life-cycle civil engineering. It will serve as a valuable reference to all concerned with life-cycle performance of civil engineering systems, including students, researchers, and engineers from all sections of civil engineering.

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