Synthetic rating system for railway bridge management

Aflatooni, Mehran (2015) Synthetic rating system for railway bridge management. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis developed a condition assessment and rating method to identify those bridges in a network which are in most need of repair for an effective life cycle management. The method estimates the contribution of critical factors towards bridge deterioration and uses structural analysis to overcome the subjectivity of traditional current condition assessment methods. This research was a part of the CRC project titled 'Life Cycle Management of Railway Bridges'. Efficient usage of resources and enhancing the safety and serviceability of railway bridges are the significant outcomes of using the proposed method.

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ID Code: 81784
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Chan, Tommy H.T. & Thambiratnam, David
Keywords: Bridge condition assessment, bridge management, bridge rating, critical factors, criticality of component, vulnerability of components, structural analysis, analytic hierarchy process, train loads, flood, collision, earthquake, wind, environmental effects
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2015 06:12
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2015 04:41

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