Optimal next inspection time for bridges based on corrosion deterioration

D. De León, C. González-Pérez, V. Bisadi, P. Gardoni, M. Head, S. Hurlebaus

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Abstract

As the traffic demands grow constantly, and some vehicle bridges deteriorate due to corrosion, bridge agencies require non expensive procedures to schedule cost-effective maintenance programs. In this paper a reliability-based formulation is proposed for prediction of the next inspection time including the epistemic uncertainty on the corrosion initiation time. For the identification of the bridge integrity state where little or no follow up has been previously made, the prediction of damage state contains a great deal of epistemic uncertainty. The impact of this epistemic uncertainty on the prediction of corrosion initiation time is appraised for the purpose of weighting, later on, the cost/benefit of further and more detailed studies. The bridge reliability is calculated in terms of a damage index that depends on the bridge corrosion deterioration and the corrosion impact is calculated in terms of the moment capacity reduction and the evolution of the bridge failure probability. As the acceptable failure probability is used as the safety threshold, this failure probability is calculated from the minimization of the annual expected life-cycle cost including replacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering -Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering
Pages543-548
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Aug 1 2011Aug 4 2011

Publication series

NameApplications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering -Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering

Other

Other11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period8/1/118/4/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Statistics and Probability

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