Assessing the remaining service life of existing concrete bridges

Author(s): J.C. Walraven
Paper category: Conference
Book title: Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III (ICCRRR)
Editor(s): M.G. Alexander, H.-D. Beushausen, F. Dehn, P. Moyo
Print ISBN: 978-0-415-89952-9
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Pages: 3 – 10
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

Service life design has developed to a major aspect of the design of new concrete structures. However, a considerable task of the structural engineer of today is as well to deal with existing structures. Decisions have to be taken with regard to strengthening, retrofitting and protecting. Moreover the structural safety is concerned, since the traffic load is now often substantially larger than assumed in the original design. This paper deals with the strategy to be followed when a large number of bridges, with a substantial significance for the national infrastructure, are subject of reconsideration.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: abstract_only
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