Accession Number : ADA331297

Title :   A System Reliability Approach to the Lifetime Optimization of Inspection and Repair of Highway Bridges.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF CIVIL ENVIRONMENTAL AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Estes, Allen C.

PDF Url : ADA331297

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 420

Abstract : The objective of this study is to develop and demonstrate a methodology for evaluating the system reliability of a highway bridge over time and to develop an optimum inspection and repair strategy for that bridge that can be updated as new information becomes available. This study neglects uncertainty associated with human error in design, construction, or testing. It suggests a method of incorporating inspector error into the assessment of visual inspection data, but otherwise neglects human error.

Descriptors :   *CIVIL ENGINEERING, *BRIDGES, MAINTENANCE, OPTIMIZATION, WEATHER, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), THESES, COSTS, INSPECTION, SAFETY, VISUAL INSPECTION, SYSTEMS APPROACH, DETERIORATION, HIGHWAYS, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, GIRDERS, EXPANSION JOINTS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE