Structures and Infrastructure Systems

Within the context of this book, the necessary concepts are introduced and illustrated with applications to civil and marine structures.

Structures and Infrastructure Systems

Our knowledge to model, design, analyse, maintain, manage and predict the life-cycle performance of infrastructure systems is continually growing. However, the complexity of these systems continues to increase and an integrated approach is necessary to understand the effect of technological, environmental, economic, social, and political interactions on the life-cycle performance of engineering infrastructure. In order to accomplish this, methods have to be developed to systematically analyse structure and infrastructure systems, and models have to be formulated for evaluating and comparing the risks and benefits associated with various alternatives. Civil engineers must maximize the life-cycle benefits of these systems to serve the needs of our society by selecting the best balance of the safety, economy, resilience and sustainability requirements despite imperfect information and knowledge. Within the context of this book, the necessary concepts are introduced and illustrated with applications to civil and marine structures. This book is intended for an audience of researchers and practitioners world‐wide with a background in civil and marine engineering, as well as people working in infrastructure maintenance, management, cost and optimization analysis. The chapters originally published as articles in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

Structures and Infrastructure Systems

Within the context of this book, the necessary concepts are introduced and illustrated with applications to civil and marine structures.

Structures and Infrastructure Systems

Our knowledge to model, design, analyse, maintain, manage and predict the life-cycle performance of infrastructure systems is continually growing. However, the complexity of these systems continues to increase and an integrated approach is necessary to understand the effect of technological, environmental, economic, social, and political interactions on the life-cycle performance of engineering infrastructure. In order to accomplish this, methods have to be developed to systematically analyse structure and infrastructure systems, and models have to be formulated for evaluating and comparing the risks and benefits associated with various alternatives. Civil engineers must maximize the life-cycle benefits of these systems to serve the needs of our society by selecting the best balance of the safety, economy, resilience and sustainability requirements despite imperfect information and knowledge. Within the context of this book, the necessary concepts are introduced and illustrated with applications to civil and marine structures. This book is intended for an audience of researchers and practitioners world‐wide with a background in civil and marine engineering, as well as people working in infrastructure maintenance, management, cost and optimization analysis. The chapters originally published as articles in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

Life cycle Assessment Design and Maintenance of Structures and Infrastructure Systems

This book outlines methodologies, tools, and research to incorporate life-cycle design, assessment, and maintenance concepts into civil engineering structures and infrastructure systems.

Life cycle Assessment  Design  and Maintenance of Structures and Infrastructure Systems

"This report outlines methodologies, tools, and research to incorporate life-cycle assessment, design, and maintenance concepts into civil structure and infrastructure systems"--

Structures and Infrastructure Systems

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Structures and Infrastructure Systems

Our knowledge to model, design, analyse, maintain, manage and predict the life-cycle performance of infrastructure systems is continually growing. However, the complexity of these systems continues to increase and an integrated approach is necessary to understand the effect of technological, environmental, economic, social, and political interactions on the life-cycle performance of engineering infrastructure. In order to accomplish this, methods have to be developed to systematically analyse structure and infrastructure systems, and models have to be formulated for evaluating and comparing the risks and benefits associated with various alternatives. Civil engineers must maximize the life-cycle benefits of these systems to serve the needs of our society by selecting the best balance of the safety, economy, resilience and sustainability requirements despite imperfect information and knowledge. Within the context of this book, the necessary concepts are introduced and illustrated with applications to civil and marine structures. This book is intended for an audience of researchers and practitioners world‐wide with a background in civil and marine engineering, as well as people working in infrastructure maintenance, management, cost and optimization analysis. The chapters originally published as articles in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

Case Studies in Optimal Design and Maintenance Planning of Civil Infrastructure Systems

This book serves as a valuable reference to engineers and managers concerned with design and maintenance planning of civil infrastructure systems.

Case Studies in Optimal Design and Maintenance Planning of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. This collection contains 19 papers on the optimal design and maintenance planning of civil infrastructure systems such asbridges, buildings, transmission line structures, and nuclear power plants. The authors?coming from Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United States?offer case studies that are detailed and research findings that describe applications of life-cycle, reliability and optimization theories to civil infrastructure systems. Topics include: prioritization of bridge maintenance needs; life-cycle optimization of structures; cost-effectiveness optimization for aseismic design criteria of buildings; condition assessment and maintenance of aging structures in critical facilities; condition assessment of bridges; optimization of quality assurance of welded structures; optimal reliability-based bridge maintenance planning; effective reanalysis for damaged structures; optimal design of transmission line structures; optimization and reliability-lifetime oriented design; and optimum policy for civil infrastructure improvement decision making. This book serves as a valuable reference to engineers and managers concerned with design and maintenance planning of civil infrastructure systems.

Life cycle of Structural Systems

This book aims to promote the study, research and applications in the design, assessment, prediction, and optimal management of life-cycle performance, safety, reliability, and risk of civil structures and infrastructure systems.

Life cycle of Structural Systems

This book aims to promote the study, research and applications in the design, assessment, prediction, and optimal management of life-cycle performance, safety, reliability, and risk of civil structures and infrastructure systems. The contribution in each chapter presents state-of-the-art as well as emerging applications related to key aspects of the life-cycle civil engineering field. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Systems

This book reviews key developments in research, technologies and applications in this area of civil engineering.

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Structural health monitoring is an extremely important methodology in evaluating the ‘health’ of a structure by assessing the level of deterioration and remaining service life of civil infrastructure systems. This book reviews key developments in research, technologies and applications in this area of civil engineering. It discusses ways of obtaining and analysing data, sensor technologies and methods of sensing changes in structural performance characteristics. It also discusses data transmission and the application of both individual technologies and entire systems to bridges and buildings. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure systems is a valuable reference for students in civil and structural engineering programs as well as those studying sensors, data analysis and transmission at universities. It will also be an important source for practicing civil engineers and designers, engineers and researchers developing sensors, network systems and methods of data transmission and analysis, policy makers, inspectors and those responsible for the safety and service life of civil infrastructure. Reviews key developments in research, technologies and applications Discusses systems used to obtain and analyse data and sensor technologies Assesses methods of sensing changes in structural performance

Frontier Technologies for Infrastructures Engineering

This volume is intended for professional and practicing engineers involved with infrastructure systems such as roadways, bridges, buildings, power generating and distribution systems, water resources, environmental facilities, and other ...

Frontier Technologies for Infrastructures Engineering

An exclusive collection of papers introducing current and frontier technologies of special significance to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of civil infrastructures. This volume is intended for professional and practicing engineers involved with infrastructure systems such as roadways, bridges, buildings, power generating and distribution systems, water resources, environmental facilities, and other civil infrastructure systems. Contributions are by internationally renowned and eminent experts, and cover: 1. Life-cycle cost and performance; 2.Reliability engineering; 3. Risk assessment and management; 4. Optimization methods and optimal design; 5. Role of maintenance, inspection, and repair; 6. Structural and system health monitoring; 7. Durability, fatigue and fracture; 8. Corrosion technology for metal and R/C structures; 9. Concrete materials and concrete structures.

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Systems

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Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Structural health monitoring is an extremely important methodology in evaluating the 'health' of a structure by assessing the level of deterioration and remaining service life of civil infrastructure systems. This book reviews key developments in research, technologies and applications in this area of civil engineering. It discusses ways of obtaining and analysing data, sensor technologies and methods of sensing changes in structural performance characteristics. It also discusses data transmission and the application of both individual technologies and entire systems to bridges and buildings. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure systems is a valuable reference for students in civil and structural engineering programs as well as those studying sensors, data analysis and transmission at universities. It will also be an important source for practicing civil engineers and designers, engineers and researchers developing sensors, network systems and methods of data transmission and analysis, policy makers, inspectors and those responsible for the safety and service life of civil infrastructure. Reviews key developments in research, technologies and applications Discusses systems used to obtain and analyse data and sensor technologies Assesses methods of sensing changes in structural performance

Life Cycle Cost and Performance of Civil Infrastructure Systems

The book also discusses seismic reliability analysis of deteriorating structures, bridge inspection strategies, life-cycle cost analysis of structures on a network level, optimal risk-based design of infrastructures, updating bridge ...

Life Cycle Cost and Performance of Civil Infrastructure Systems

This bookcontains papers covering a wide range of studies on life-cycle performance analysis, design, maintenance, monitoring, management, and cost of civil infrastructure systems. Topics include reliability and optimization as design basis tools, monitoring systems, life-cycle cost analysis and management, bridge management systems, and quality control acceptance criteria. The book also discusses seismic reliability analysis of deteriorating structures, bridge inspection strategies, life-cycle cost analysis of structures on a network level, optimal risk-based design of infrastructures, updating bridge reliability using load monitoring data and statistics of extremes, rehabilitation of bridges, and lifetime analysis and structural repair of civil infrastructure systems.

Infrastructure Systems

Bridging theory and applications, this invaluable book contains unique methods that simplify the analysis and design of nonlinear and complex linear infrastructural systems -powerful new tools for both informed students and practicing ...

Infrastructure Systems

A comprehensive foundation in infrastructure design and analysis. Infrastructure Systems offers complete coverage of both static and dynamic analysis and design of infrastructure systems, from the basics of structural mechanics and dynamics to advanced analysis techniques. Bridging theory and applications, this invaluable book contains unique methods that simplify the analysis and design of nonlinear and complex linear infrastructural systems -powerful new tools for both informed students and practicing engineers. Well-written and easy to follow, Infrastructure Systems presents: * Fundamentals of statics, stress and deformation, and infrastructural dynamics of beams, frames, buildings, bridges, and other components * Equivalent systems, infrastructural nonlinearities, instability, and inelastic response for components of uniform or variable stiffness * A detailed examination of structures subjected to earthquake excitations and blast loadings -elastic and elastoplastic analyses, Lagrange's equation, and more * Energy concepts and applications, and the finite element and finite difference methods * Extensive examples and illustrations, plus detailed answers to selected problems.

Case Studies in Optimal Design and Maintenance Planning of Civil Infrastructure Systems

This collection contains 19 papers on the optimal design and maintenance planning of civil infrastructure systems such asbridges, buildings, transmission line structures, and nuclear power plants.

Case Studies in Optimal Design and Maintenance Planning of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Topics of the 19 papers include prioritization of bridge maintenance needs, life-cycle optimization of structures, cost-effectiveness optimization for aseismic design criteria of buildings, condition assessment and maintenance of aging structures in critical facilities, condition assessment of bridg

Multi hazard Lifecycle Methods for Aging Structures and Infrastructure Systems

For structures or infrastructure systems that are exposed to multiple hazards during their lifetimes, damage accumulation is a critical issue.

Multi hazard Lifecycle Methods for Aging Structures and Infrastructure Systems

For structures or infrastructure systems that are exposed to multiple hazards during their lifetimes, damage accumulation is a critical issue. As supported by historical records, the accumulation of damage from prior events can considerably increase the vulnerability of these systems to future hazards. However, this phenomenon is either disregarded or addressed inadequately in existing risk management frameworks. Additionally, these frameworks do not incorporate effects of gradual deterioration on the reduced capacity of infrastructure systems against hazards, or they make significant simplifications in doing so. This limitation may lead to unrealistic assessments of the lifecycle performance of these critical assets, and subsequently, ineffective retrofit or repair decisions.

Advances in Life cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems

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Resilient Structures and Infrastructure

This book discusses resilience in terms of structures’ and infrastructures’ responses to extreme loading conditions.

Resilient Structures and Infrastructure

This book discusses resilience in terms of structures’ and infrastructures’ responses to extreme loading conditions. These include static and dynamic loads such as those generated by blasts, terrorist attacks, seismic events, impact loadings, progressive collapse, floods and wind. In the last decade, the concept of resilience and resilient-based structures has increasingly gained in interest among engineers and scientists. Resilience describes a given structure’s ability to withstand sudden shocks. In other words, it can be measured by the magnitude of shock that a system can tolerate. This book offers a valuable resource for the development of new engineering practices, codes and regulations, public policy, and investigation reports on resilience, and provides broad and integrated coverage of the effects of dynamic loadings, and of the modeling techniques used to compute the structural response to these loadings.

Intelligent Infrastructure

Presenting a new vision and way of designing and managing the civil infrastructure of the nation, Intelligent Infrastructure: Neural Networks, Wavelets, and Chaos

Intelligent Infrastructure

Recent estimates hypothesize that the US will need $1.6 trillion dollars for the rehabilitation, replacement, and maintenance of existing infrastructure systems within the next 20 years. Presenting a new vision and way of designing and managing the civil infrastructure of the nation, Intelligent Infrastructure: Neural Networks, Wavelets, and Chaos

Advanced Photogrammetry Based Techniques for Condition Assessment of Infrastructure Systems and Structural Components

Common methods to monitor infrastructure require hands-on instrumentation, great labor, time and resources. Deploying remote sensing technologies provides a hands-off efficient way to analyze the current states of infrastructure systems.

Advanced Photogrammetry Based Techniques for Condition Assessment of Infrastructure Systems and Structural Components

Abstract : There is a great demand to deploy innovative structural health monitoring techniques to detail the condition or performance of infrastructure systems and/or components. Innovative techniques are desired to efficiently assess the condition of infrastructure and provide inspectors with detailed information on the structures performance. In condition assessment procedures, some of the safety issues for inspectors are the systematic changes in the structure's shape or dimensions known as the deformation and displacement structures endure. Common methods to monitor infrastructure require hands-on instrumentation, great labor, time and resources. Deploying remote sensing technologies provides a hands-off efficient way to analyze the current states of infrastructure systems. Optical remote sensing or digital technologies are sought to enable quick data collection of the material or component of interest and evaluate changes over time. Digital imaging processing using photogrammetry principles have been shown to be comparable evaluation tools for determining alterations and quantifying changes on systems. Photogrammetry is the science of extracting three-dimensional (3D) information from two-dimensional (2D) photographs. Photogrammetry based Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is a method in which digital images of the specimen's surface before and after loading are compared, and details about the structure's planar deformation can be determined. Photogrammetry presents great potential for a monitoring tool for infrastructure systems, but expanding its application for geotechnical assets such a retaining walls would further validate its applicability for measuring unique failure behavior. Furthermore, comparative measurements with photogrammetry techniques further advances its capability to measure accurate changes on infrastructure systems or models. This dissertation will illustrate the application of photogrammetric-based techniques for assessing performance of infrastructure systems and evaluating structural components. Results from laboratory testing and field demonstrations validate great comparability of the photogrammetry techniques for characterizing changes and performance of materials when compared with traditional and numerical modeling techniques. Measurement errors obtained in this study were as small as a few millimeters and within 1 pixel scales. Thus, a cost-effective, time-efficient, comparably accurate and convenient method for deformation measurement of infrastructure systems is achieved. This research advocates for the integration of photogrammetry techniques as a condition assessment tool for infrastructure systems and beyond.

Life Cycle of Engineering Systems Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure

This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2016, the fifth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2016), to be held in Delft, The Netherlands, October 16-19, 2016.

Life Cycle of Engineering Systems  Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure

This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2016, the fifth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2016), to be held in Delft, The Netherlands, October 16-19, 2016. It consists of a book of extended abstracts and a DVD with full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, keynote lectures, and technical papers from all over the world. All major aspects of life-cycle engineering are addressed, with special focus on structural damage processes, life-cycle design, inspection, monitoring, assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation, life-cycle cost of structures and infrastructures, life-cycle performance of special structures, and life-cycle oriented computational tools. The aim of the editors is to provide a valuable source for anyone interested in life-cycle of civil infrastructure systems, including students, researchers and practitioners from all areas of engineering and industry.