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Advances in Bridge Maintenance, Safety Management, and Life-Cycle Performance
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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 OEland 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 OEland 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

About the Author

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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