Value of inspection in steel structural integrity management

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Title: Value of inspection in steel structural integrity management
Authors: Zou, Guang
Banisoleiman, Kian
González, Arturo
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Date: 4-May-2018 2018-11-26T17:37:04Z
Abstract: Fatigue cracking is a common problem that needs to be managed in the life cycles of steel structures. Operational inspections and repairs are important means of fatigue crack management. Driven by high relevance in safety control and budget saving, inspection and maintenance planning has been widely studied. However, the value of inspection and repairs has typically not been fully appreciated and quantified rationally before they are implemented. The basic idea of this paper is to address the planning problem with focus on repair other than on inspection. A maintenance strategy without inspection is studied and serves as comparison of a maintenance strategy with inspection. Then the value of repair and the value of inspection relative to repair can be evaluated respectively. An illustrative example is performed on a typical fatigue-prone detail in steel structures.
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Journal: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume: 146
Issue: 1
Keywords: Value of inspectionFatigue crackingInfrastructure management
DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/146/1/012080
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
Earth Institute Research Collection
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