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Bridge performance asset management



Title: Bridge performance asset management
Author(s): E.A.B. Koenders, J. Kok, C. Bosma, B. Obladen
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International Symposium on Service Life Design for Infrastructures
Editor(s): K. van Breugel, Guang Ye, Yong Yuan
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-096-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-097-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 1163 - 1170
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 7
Language: English


Abstract: Asset management of bridges can be considered as a major issue for the maintenance of infrastructural networks. When adopting the availability and reliability of infrastructural networks as the major parameters that have to be managed in order to provide user (vehicle driver) the maximum performance (value for money), bridge monitoring systems have to be developed that provide asset managers with usable information. Recently, in The Netherlands, significant efforts have been employed with the aim to generate the scientific and practical knowledge necessary to build bridge monitoring systems. With respect to the scientific knowledge, the STW1 program Integral Solutions for Sustainable Construction (IS2C) has been developed and with respect to the practical knowledge, the Hollandse Bridge has been instrumented with an extensive monitoring system to measure the structural bridge respond.
Both are now brought together and the bridge is made part of the scientific program where the bridge acts as a test and trial facility. The main objective of the IS2C program is to generate advanced knowledge for the elements necessary to development a next generation "predictive SImulation Model for service-LIFE assessment" (SIMLIFE). The current paper will provide an overview of both the IS2C program and the Hollandse Bridge monitoring system and how both projects are linked together in the InfraWatch project.


Online publication: 2011-04-20
Publication type : full_text
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