Infrastructure Health in Civil Engineering: Applications and Management

Mohammed M. Ettouney, Sreenivas Alampalli

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September 27, 2011 by CRC Press
Reference - 696 Pages - 561 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439866535 - CAT# K12970

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Features

  • Integrates all aspects of structural health, including monitoring, structural identification, and damage detection
  • Includes practical case studies
  • Presents the latest techniques in sensing and sensor utilization
  • Links the decision making concept to damage identification and structural monitoring

Summary

Continually increasing demands on infrastructures mean that maintenance and renewal require timely, appropriate action that maximizes benefits while minimizing cost. To be as well informed as possible, decision-makers must have an optimal understanding of an infrastructure’s condition—what it is now, and what it is expected to be in the future.

Written by two highly respected engineers, the second volume, Infrastructure Health in Civil Engineering: Applications and Management, integrates the decision making concept into theoretical and practical issues.

It covers:

  • State-of-the-art practice and future directions
  • Use of probability and statistics in areas including structural modeling
  • Specific practical applications, including retrofitting and rehabilitation in response to earthquake damage, corrosion, fatigue, and bridge security
  • Use of IHCE for management and maintenance of different types of structures using pre-stressed and reinforced concrete, and fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs)
  • Numerous practical case studies, as well as coverage of the latest techniques in the use of sensors for damage detection and load testing

Built to correspond to the ideas presented in its companion volume, Theory and Components, this is an invaluable guide to optimized, cost-saving methods that will help readers meet safety specifications for new projects, as well as the aging infrastructure at great risk of failure.