Book Chapter

Life-cycle performance of a bridge subjected to multiple heavy vehicle impacts

undefined Maizuar, L Zhang, R Thompson, H Fithra

Emerald Reach Proceedings Series | Published : 2018

Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this study is to develop a numerical framework to predict the time-dependent probability of failure of a bridge subjected to multiple vehicle impacts. Specially, this study focuses on investigating the inter-relationship between changes in life-cycle parameters (e.g., damage size caused by vehicle impact, loss of initial structural capacity, and threshold intervention) and bridges probability of failure. Design/Methodology/Approach - The numerical procedure using MATLAB program is developed to compute the probability failure of a bridge. First, the importance and characteristics of life-cycle analysis is described. Then, model for damage accumulation and life cycle a..

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