Reliability analysis of a bridge network in Ireland

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Title: Reliability analysis of a bridge network in Ireland
Authors: Hanley, Ciarán
Pakrashi, Vikram
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10438
Date: 1-Mar-2016
Online since: 2019-05-14T11:25:03Z
Abstract: This paper presents the reliability analysis of a network of six bridges in Ireland, with a focus on the sensitivity analysis and the analysis of parameter importance measures. The basis of the analysis stems from the possibility of investigating similarities in various parameters, leading to the establishment of network-level indicators based on fully probabilistic assessments. Initially, deterministic assessments are carried out on these bridges to verify the limit states, and a detailed probabilistic analysis is conducted, taking uncertainty in relation to the available information into account. Parametric importance measures are established across the network, and patterns identified from these studies suggest the potential for reliability-based network calibrations of bridge structures. This paper is expected to encourage a greater sharing of network-level information of the owners and managers of bridges.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Bridge Engineering
Volume: 169
Issue: 1
Start page: 3
End page: 12
Copyright (published version): 2016 ICE Publishing
Keywords: BridgesMaintenance and inspectionRisk and probability analysis
DOI: 10.1680/jbren.13.00026
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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