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

Author: Dan M. Frangopol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351182781

Page: 406

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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.

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

Author: Ehsan Fereshtehnejad

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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.

Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Systems

This book provides a comprehensive overview of infrastructure resiliency, new developments in this emerging field and its scopes, including ecology and sustainability, and the challenges involved in building more resilient civil ...

Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Systems

Author: Zhishen Wu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000057941

Page: 230

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With rapid urbanization in developing countries and the emergence of smart systems and integrated intelligent devices, the new generation of infrastructure will be smarter and more efficient. However, due to natural and anthropomorphic hazards, as well as the adverse impact of climate change, civil infrastructure systems are increasingly vulnerable. Therefore, future-proofing and designing resilience into infrastructure is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry and governments in all developing and industrialized societies. This book provides a comprehensive overview of infrastructure resiliency, new developments in this emerging field and its scopes, including ecology and sustainability, and the challenges involved in building more resilient civil infrastructure systems. Moreover, it introduces a strategic roadmap for effective and efficient methods needed for modeling, designing, and assessing resiliency. Features: Includes contributions from internationally recognized scholars in the emerging field of infrastructure resilience. Covers a broad range of topics in infrastructure resilience such as disaster assessment, civil infrastructure and lifeline systems, natural hazard mitigation, and seismic protection. Includes practical global case studies and leading-edge research from several countries. Presents an interdisciplinary approach in addressing the challenges in the emerging field of infrastructure resilience Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Systems: Emerging Developments and Future Challenges serves as a valuable resource for practicing professionals, researchers, and advanced students seeking practical, forward-looking guidance.

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

Author: Vistasp M. Karbhari

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1845696824

Page: 552

View: 544

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 Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems

This collection contains 18 papers covering a wide range of studies on life-cycle cost analysis, design, maintenance and management of civil infrastructure systems.

Life cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Author: Dan M. Frangopol

Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers

ISBN: 9780784405710

Page: 323

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Featuring sixteen technical papers and two keynote addresses presented at the August 2000 conference in Honolulu, this book covers a range of studies on life-cycle cost analysis, design, maintenance, and management of civil infrastructure systems. Topics include conceptual design of structural syste

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

Author: Hitoshi Furuta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351204572

Page: 214

View: 378

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.

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

Author: Alfredo H.S. Ang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415498759

Page: 502

View: 542

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.

Resilient Structures and Infrastructure

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

Resilient Structures and Infrastructure

Author: Ehsan Noroozinejad Farsangi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811374465

Page: 494

View: 582

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.

Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures

The book also examines how cutting-edge artificial intelligence and data analytics can be applied to infrastructure systems.

Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures

Author: Jian Zhang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000178692

Page: 586

View: 525

Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures: Testing, Sensing, Monitoring, and Control covers a wide range of topics in the areas of vibration testing, instrumentation, and analysis of civil engineering and critical infrastructure. It explains how recent research, development, and applications in experimental vibration analysis of civil engineering structures have progressed significantly due to advancements in the fields of sensor and testing technologies, instrumentation, data acquisition systems, computer technology, computational modeling and simulation of large and complex civil infrastructure systems. The book also examines how cutting-edge artificial intelligence and data analytics can be applied to infrastructure systems. Features: Explains how recent technological developments have resulted in addressing the challenge of designing more resilient infrastructure Examines numerous research studies conducted by leading scholars in the field of infrastructure systems and civil engineering Presents the most emergent fields of civil engineering design, such as data analytics and Artificial Intelligence for the analysis and performance assessment of infrastructure systems and their resilience Emphasizes the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to develop the modeling, analysis, and experimental tools for designing more resilient and intelligent infrastructures Appropriate for practicing engineers and upper-level students, Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures: Testing, Sensing, Monitoring, and Control serves as a strategic roadmap for further research in the field of vibration testing and instrumentation of infrastructure systems.

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

Author: Dan M. Frangopol

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 9780784474709

Page: 272

View: 715

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.

Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy

This book also provides details on investigations of containment structures, nuclear waste storage facilities and the applications of commercial/academic computer software.

Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy

Author: Thomas T. C. Hsu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118536266

Page: 576

View: 430

Developing sufficient energy resources to replace coal, oil andgas is a globally critical necessity. Alternatives to fossil fuelssuch as wind, solar, or geothermal energies are desirable, but theusable quantities are limited and each has inherent deterrents. Theonly virtually unlimited energy source is nuclear energy, wheresafety of infrastructure systems is the paramountconcern. Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy addresses theanalysis and design of infrastructures associated with nuclearenergy. It provides an overview of the current and future nuclearpower industry and the infrastructure systems from the perspectivesof regulators, operators, practicing engineers and researchacademics. This book also provides details on investigations ofcontainment structures, nuclear waste storage facilities and theapplications of commercial/academic computer software. Specific environments that challenge the behavior of nuclearpower plants infrastructure systems such as earthquake, blast, hightemperature, irradiation effects, soil-structure interactioneffect, etc., are also discussed. Key features:• Includes contributions from global expertsrepresenting academia and industry • Provides an overview of the nuclear power industry andnuclear infrastructure systems • Presents the state-of-the-art as well as the futuredirection for nuclear civil infrastructure systems Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy is a comprehensive,up-to-date reference for researchers and practitioners working inthis field and for graduate studies in civil and mechanicalengineering.

Structural Control For Civil Infrastructure Engineering Procs Of The 3rd Intl Workshop On Structural Control

Structural control represents a high technology proposal for civil engineering innovation. This book collects the invited papers presented at the 3rd International Workshop on Structural Control.

Structural Control For Civil   Infrastructure Engineering  Procs Of The 3rd Intl Workshop On Structural Control

Author: Fabio Casciati

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814492043

Page: 608

View: 758

Structural control represents a high technology proposal for civil engineering innovation. This book collects the invited papers presented at the 3rd International Workshop on Structural Control. The geographical coverage and the high quality of the invited speaker's contributions make the book a unique update in the areas of intelligent structures, structural control and smart materials for civil and infrastructure engineers.

Reliability Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure

This book presents an overview of the methods of classical reliability analysis and design most associated with structural reliability.

Reliability Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure

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ISBN: 9781032047720

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"Increasing demand on improving the resiliency of modern structures and infrastructure requires ever more critical and complex designs. Therefore, the need for accurate and efficient approaches to assess uncertainties in loads, geometry, material properties, manufacturing processes, and operational environments has increased significantly. Reliability-based techniques help develop more accurate initial guidance for robust design and help to identify the sources of significant uncertainty in structural systems. This book presents an overview of the methods of classical reliability analysis and design most associated with structural reliability. It also introduces more modern methods and advancements, and emphasizes the most useful methods and techniques used in reliability and risk studies, and elaborating their practical applications and limitations rather than detailed derivations. Features: provides a practical and comprehensive overview of reliability and risk analysis and design techniques. Introduces resilient and smart structures/infrastructure that will lead to more reliable and sustainable societies. Considers loss elimination, risk management and life-cycle asset management as related to infrastructure projects. Introduces probability theory, statistical methods, and reliability analysis methods. Reliability-Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure is suitable for researchers and practicing engineers, as well as upper-level students taking related courses in structural reliability analysis and design"--

The Infrastructured State

At the core of the logic of this book is that states engage in infrastructuring as a means of securing and enhancing their territoriality.

The Infrastructured State

Author: Colin Turner

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788970314

Page: 208

View: 396

At the core of the logic of this book is that states engage in infrastructuring as a means of securing and enhancing their territoriality. By positioning infrastructure as a system, there is a presumption that all infrastructures exhibit some degree of mutual dependence. As such, a National Infrastructure System (NIS) is not simply about conventional conceptions of infrastructure based on those that support economic activity (i.e. energy, transport and information) but also about broader hard and soft structures that both enable and are supported by the aforementioned economic infrastructures. Consequently, this book offers an ambitious holistic view on the form of NIS arguing that the infrastructural mandate requires a conception of the state that encapsulates themes from both the competition and the welfare states in infrastructure provision.

Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure

This book presents the latest research findings in the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure.

Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure

Author: Dan Frangopol

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203386280

Page: 796

View: 551

This book presents the latest research findings in the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure. The invited contributions provide an overview of the use of advanced computational and/or experimental techniques in damage and vulnerability assessment as well as maintenance and retrofitting of aging structures and infrastructures such

Advances in Civil Infrastructure Engineering

The volume provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the challenges we are facing with our ever ageing civil infrastructure.

Advances in Civil Infrastructure Engineering

Author: Xian Yan Zhou

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 3038139653

Page: 1370

View: 799

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The collection covers a broad spectrum of topics related to civil infrastructure engineering, which range from structural engineering, bridge engineering, geotechnical engineering, wind engineering, tunnels, subways and underground facilities, seismic engineering and disaster prevention and mitigation and protection engineering. The volume provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the challenges we are facing with our ever ageing civil infrastructure.

Structural Engineering International

As much progress in research on the life - cycle performance of civil infra -
structure systems has been made in past years it is time to evaluate the existing
state of research and application , and focus future research . With this in mind ,
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Structural Engineering International

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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

Author: Jaap Bakker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498777015

Page: 438

View: 244

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.