A collection of papers introducing technologies of special significance to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of civil infrastructures. It covers life-cycle cost and performance; reliability engineering; risk assessment and management; optimization methods and optimal design; and role of maintenance, inspection, and repair.
This is 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: life-cycle cost and performance; reliability engineering; risk assessment and management; optimization methods and optimal design; role of maintenance, inspection, and repair; structural and system health monitoring; durability, fatigue and fracture; corrosion technology for metal and R/C structures; and concrete materials and concrete structures.
A Risk-Based Framework for Managing Infrastructures, Prof. Bilal Ayyub, University of Maryland, USA Introduction of Optimum Structural Design and Its Recent Developments, Prof. Franklin Cheng, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA Performance Degradation-Based Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Civil Infrastructures, Prof. Hyo-Nam Cho, Hanyang University, Korea An Enhanced Bayesian Network Approach for Infrastructure Risk Management, Prof. Armen Der Kiureghian, University of California, Berkeley, USA The Role of Risk Assessment in Performance-Based Engineering, Prof. Bruce Ellingwood, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Fatigue and the Durability of Steel Bridges, Prof. John Fisher, Lehigh University, USA Life-Cycle Cost and Performance Prediction: Role of Structural Health Monitoring, Prof. Dan Frangopol, Lehigh University, USA Life-Cycle Cost and Bridge Management, Prof. Hitoshi Furuta, Kansai University, Japan Risk-Based Design and Decision Making in Geotechnical Engineering, Prof. Robert Gilbert, University of Texas at Austin, USA Structural Health Assessment using Minimum Dynamic Response Information, Prof. Achintya Haldar, University of Arizona, USA Geosynthetics for Soil Reinforcements, Prof. Robert Holtz, University of Washington, Seattle, USA Design and Implementation of A Wireless Structural Health Monitoring System, Prof. Anne Kiremidjian, Stanford University, USA Innovative Conceptual Design of Vibration Sensitive Buildings, Prof. Seng-Lip Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore Construction Remote Sensing, Building Blackbox and 3D Laser Scanning Applications, Prof. Liang Liu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA Modeling and Simulation for Design and Improvement of Complex Construction Operations, Prof. Julio Martinez, Purdue University, USA Prediction of Reinforcement Corrosion in Concrete Structures, Prof. Ghani Razaqpur, McMaster University, Canada Resilience and Sustainability of Infrastructure Systems, Prof. Masanobu Shinozuka, University of California, Irvine, USA Application of Risk Management and Reliability Procedures in Geotechnical Engineering, Prof. Wilson Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Managing Physical and Financial Risks from Extreme Natural Hazards, Prof. Erik Vanmarcke, Princeton University, USA Application of Reliability in Earthquake Engineering, Prof. Yi-Kwei Wen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA