Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 10

Dan Frangopol, Yiannis Tsompanakis

October 23, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 746 Pages
ISBN 9780415659420 - CAT# K16561
Series: Structures and Infrastructures


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  • Presents the state-of-the-art developments in Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure, a very important and challenging multidisciplinary engineering field
  • Defines efficient methodologies that will enable engineers to find the optimal lifetime maintenance strategy for an aging infrastructure and to minimize its life-cycle cost
  • Emphasises not only theoretical advances but applications as well, making it very important both for academics and practising engineers
  • Selected invited contributions are written by renowned experts from all over the world


This book presents the latest research findings in the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure. The invited contributions provide an overview of the use of advanced computational and/or experimental techniques in damage and vulnerability assessment as well as maintenance and retrofitting of aging structures and infrastructures such as buildings, bridges, lifelines and ships. Cost-efficient maintenance and management of civil infrastructure requires balanced consideration of both structural performance and the total cost accrued over the entire life-cycle considering uncertainties.

In this context, major topics treated in this book include aging structures, climate adaptation, climate change, corrosion, cost, damage assessment, decision making, extreme events, fatigue life, hazards, hazard mitigation, inspection, life-cycle performance, maintenance, management, NDT methods, optimization, redundancy, reliability, repair, retrofit, risk, robustness, resilience, safety, stochastic control, structural health monitoring, sustainability, uncertainties and vulnerability. Applications include bridges, buildings, dams, marine structures, pavements, power distribution poles, offshore platforms, stadiums and transportation networks.

This up-to-date overview of the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure makes this book a must-have reference work for those involved with structures and infrastructures, including students, researchers and practitioners.