Synthetic rating procedures for railway bridges

Aflatooni, Mehran, Chan, Tommy H.T., & Thambiratnam, David P. (2014) Synthetic rating procedures for railway bridges. Journal of Bridge Engineering, 19(12), 04014052-1---12.

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One of the most important parts of any Bridge Management System (BMS) is the condition assessment and rating of bridges. This paper, introduces a procedure for condition assessment, based on criticality and vulnerability analysis. According to this procedure, new rating equations are developed. The inventory data is used to determine the contribution of different critical factors such as environmental effects, flood, earthquake, wind, and vehicle impacts. The criticality of the components to live load and vulnerability of the components to the above critical factors are identified. Based on the criticality and the vulnerability of the components and criticality of factors, and by using the new rating equations, the condition assessment and the rating of the railway bridges and their components at the network level will be conducted. This method for the first time incorporates structural analysis, available knowledge of risk assessment in structural engineering standards, and the experience of structural engineers in a practical way to enhance the reliability of the condition assessment and rating a network of bridges.

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ID Code: 70749
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Railway bridge rating, Bridge management system (BMS), Critical factors, Criticality of components, Vulnerability of components, Environmental effects
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000623
ISSN: 1943-5592
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2014 23:24
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 03:01

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