Safety of Bridges

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Parag C. Das
Thomas Telford, 1997 - Bridges - 249 pages
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Safety of Bridges has been compiled by leading experts in bridge engineering to outline the safety concepts that form the basis of design and assessment codes for modern bridges. It is based on papers presented at a syposium sponsored jointly by the ICE and the Highways Agency and describes the background work carried out during the development of the new UK bridge structures. This book contains the first published material to discuss, in a comprehensive manner, the safety requirements for bridge structures. It provides: information on the background development programme, current national bridge assessment and strengthening programme and how the assessment rules need to be updated to allow greater flexibility an introduction to the safety concepts and the current bridge code implications details on the development of probabilistic bridge loading requirements information on the operational needs and options for the highway infrastructures, evaluated in terms of capital costs and traffic disruptions details of costing and optimising methods being developed in the United States the basic principles behind the proposed whole life performance related assessment rules, and information on the overall risk analysis and general safety issues relating to highway structures. Safety of bridges is specifically written for the practising bridge engineers, research workers and the structural engineer as well as for those involved with safety regulations for public structures. It will also be of considerable interest to those involved in the economics of costing and allocation of maintenance funds for structures.
 

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Contents

HAYNES
3
Bridge assessment and strengtheninglocal authority
12
DBFO contracts and bridge performance considerations
20
Safety concepts and practical implications P C DAS
29
Bridge failures hazards and societal risk J B MENZIES
36
Application of bridge reliability analysis to design
42
Development of bridgespecific assessment and strengthening
53
Development of short span bridgespecific assessment live
64
Bridge management problems and options T K WILLIAMS
131
Principles of whole life costing G P TILLY
138
A whole life cost model for the economic evaluation of durability
145
Application of life cycle reliabilitybased criteria to bridge
151
development
166
Lifetime reliability model for steel girder bridges C H PARK
189
Data collection report A BLACKMORE and C R MIDDLETON
203
An overall riskbased assessment procedure for substandard
225

Traffic data for highway bridge loading rules PAGE
90
Collection of statistical data N J RICKETTS
99
Reliability evaluation of short span bridges
110
Probabilistic assessment of bridge scour and other hydraulic risks
243
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