This book contains nineteen papers by authors from Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United States. These papers cover a wide range of studies in optimal design and maintenance planning of civil infrastructure systems (CIS), including bridges, buildings, transmission line structures, and nuclear power plants. Case studies are detailed and research findings reveal applications of life-cycle, reliability and optimization theories to CIS. This book serves as a valuable reference to all concerned with design and maintenance planning of CIS. 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.
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 222 x 140 mm