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Nato Science Series E:

Bridge Evaluation, Repair and Rehabilitation

Editors: Nowak, A.S. (Ed.)

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Evaluation, repair and rehabilitation of bridges are increasingly important topics in the effort to deal with the deteriorating infrastructure. For example, in the United States about 40 percent of the nation's 570,000 bridges are classified, according to the Federal Highway Administra­ tion's (FHW A) criteria, as deficient and in need of rehabilitation and replacement. In other countries the situation is similar. FHW A estimates the cost of a bridge replacement and reha­ bilitation program at 50 billion dollars. The major factors that have contributed to the present situation are: the age, inadequate maintenance, increasing load spectra and environmental contamination. The deficient bridges are posted, repaired or replaced. The disposition of bridges involves clear economical and safety implications. To avoid high costs of replacement or repair, the evaluation must accurately reveal the present load carrying capacity of the struc­ ture and predict loads and any further changes in the capacity (deterioration) in the applicable time span. Accuracy of bridge evaluation can be improved by using the recent developments in bridge diagnostics, structural tests, material tests, structural analysis and probabilistic methods. There is a need for an international exchange of advanced experience to increase the research effi­ ciency. The Workshop is organized on the premise that the exchange of existing American and European experience in the area of bridge evaluation, repair and rehabilitation is beneficial for both parties involved.

Table of contents (48 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bridge Evaluation, Repair and Rehabilitation
Editors
  • A.S. Nowak
Series Title
Nato Science Series E:
Series Volume
187
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-2153-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-2153-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0999-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7469-8
Series ISSN
0168-132X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 632
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