Quantifying the Benefits of Smart Technologies in a Life-Cycle Context

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This paper investigates how the cost of structural health monitoring (SHM) technologies competitively fits into the life-cycle management of civil infrastructure. After a brief review of the aging infrastructure problem and a discussion of the technological, organizational, and societal complexities present, the need for synergistic adoptions-in-concert of common metrics, methods, and means of communication is addressed to develop a supporting platform upon which SHM systems can be developed and implemented. Using the costs associated with a recent bridge collapse, methods for the quantification of the utility of SHM are demonstrated. These methods include expanding upon existing and accepted practices, employing risk-based decision making, and calculating the benefit of monitoring in reliability-based life-cycle management models.

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Pietro VINCENZINI and Fabio CASCIATI

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579-588

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AST.56.579

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D. M. Frangopol and T. B. Messervey, "Quantifying the Benefits of Smart Technologies in a Life-Cycle Context", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 56, pp. 579-588, 2008

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September 2008

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