Long-term performance prediction of RC bridge slabs in a marine environment

M. Akiyama, D. M. Frangopol, I. Yoshida

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Abstract

For reinforced concrete (RC) structures located in a marine environment it is important to consider the effects of this environment on their long-term performance. In this paper, a time-dependent structural reliability analysis method of RC bridge slabs taking the hazard associated with airborne chlorides into consideration is proposed. Also, a procedure to obtain the failure probabilities of RC bridge slabs in a marine environment updated by Sequential Monte Carlo Simulation (SMCS) is indicated. Using SMCS, multiple random variables related to observation information can be updated simultaneously. The effects of marine environment, inspection results, and the number of inspections on the updated estimates of bridge slab reliability are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management
Pages3012-3019
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2010 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 2010 Jul 112010 Jul 15

Publication series

NameBridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period10/7/1110/7/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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