Some Research Results on Bridge Health Monitoring, Maintenance and Safety V
In China, the amount of deteriorating bridges is increasing gradually, and the costs of maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of these bridges far exceed available budgets. Internationally, above issue also is paid more attention. To alleviate this issue, the bridge engineering profession continues to take positive steps towards developing more comprehensive bridge monitoring and management systems. Therefore, it is significant to combine some good works that have been done in this field, which is the original objective to introduce the recent research results in the fields of bridge health monitoring, bridge maintenance and safety in the mainland of China. This project encompasses some aspects of bridge health monitoring, maintenance and safety. Specifically, it deals with: bridge health monitoring; bridge repair and rehabilitation issues; bridge related safety and other implications.
Keyword: Bridges, Structural Health Monitoring, Bridge Safety, Bridge Maintenance, Bridge Rehabilitation
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: This special topic volume contains 10 articles on bridge health monitoring, maintenance, and safety, including repair and rehabilitation. Construction, engineering, and other researchers from China address the monitoring of concrete cracks using a structural technique; a new technique for the construction of tunnels through limestone caves; analysis of the collision couple between drift ice and a long-span prestressed concrete T-rigid frame bridge pier; prediction analysis of structural elements' failure and proof modes; vehicle load spectrum simulation of long-span bridges; rapid damage diagnosis of medium and short-span bridges; construction technology for installing comb expansion joints; concrete-filled steel tubular arch bridges; the bearing capacity of a deck-type concrete arch bridge; and impact factor statistics analysis of a concrete-filled steel tube arch bridge.
— Civil engineering
— Construction -- Safety