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Risk management for civil engineering & oil gas infrastructures: the use of models for performance & risk assesment



Title: Risk management for civil engineering & oil gas infrastructures: the use of models for performance & risk assesment
Author(s): B. Gérard, B. Capra, H. De Jonge
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Symposium on Concrete Modelling - ConMod '08
Editor(s): E. Schlangen and G. De Schutter
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-060-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-076-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 25 - 36
Total Pages: 12
Nb references: 6
Language: English


Abstract: It becomes obvious that risks are a major concern for populations when using civil engineering infrastructures (bridges, roads, tunnels, buildings, etc.). Several recent catastrophic events remind us that these structures can fail. Fortunately, these events are rare.
Nevertheless, their impacts can be huge considering safety, availability and economy. New items are also at the origin of the demand for a better understanding of the performance of infrastructures: environmental issues, climate change, etc.
This paper develops the concept of risk analysis and its applications to civil and oil&gas infrastructures. It is specifically dedicated to analyse the need of predictive models to allow risks quantification.
Going through real industrial applications, the authors develop the concept of risk analysis and its practical use. The benefits of models are also illustrated.
Finally, the authors conclude on some key recommendations for future research developments.


Online publication: 2009-06-15
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00