Addressing uncertainty to make infrastructure safer

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Title: Addressing uncertainty to make infrastructure safer
Authors: González, Arturo
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Date: 7-Jan-2019
Online since: 2019-05-28T08:41:44Z
Abstract: Some infrastructure is experiencing a fast rate of deterioration as a result of poor design/ construction/ maintenance or more demanding loads than anticipated, and many buildings, transport, and energy infrastructure are getting close to the ends of their design lives. There is a need for assessing the safety of these structures, i.e., to check that the probability of the structural response falling beyond an established threshold for a given period of time is acceptable. This calculation involves defining a number of input variables that include loading as well as structural properties such as moduli of elasticity, material strength, geometry, boundary conditions, etc.
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
Type of material: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine
Publisher: Open Access Government
Copyright (published version): 2018 the Author
Keywords: TRUSS ITNStructural health monitoringDeteriorationStructural assessmentBuildingsBridgesShipsShip unloadersStructural uncertaintyNuclear plantsWind turbinesStructural safetyStructural modellingDamage
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
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