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Title: Engineering reliability and risk analysis for water resources investments : role of structural degradation in time-dependent reliability analysis
Authors: Johns Hopkins University. Department of Civil Engineering.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Ellingwood, Bruce R.
Keywords: Degradation rates
Deterioration mechanisms
Evaluation techniques
Navigation structures
Hydraulic structures
Reliability assessment
Risk analysis
Structural analysis
Structural assessment
Structural degradation
Time-dependent methods
Publisher: Information Technology Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Contract Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; ITL-95-3
Abstract: This report has reviewed published research on structural deterioration mechanisms caused by operation and aggressive environmental forces and on time-dependent reliability methods that can be used to perform condition assessments of existing structural components and systems. Reliability-based methodologies and data currently are at a state where it should be possible to develop and institute risk-based in-service inspection and maintenance policies for navigation facilities owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The methodology leading to these policies should be relatively simple and should be consistent with construction and in-service inspection/maintenance databases currently maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is believed that the methodology can be completed with a reasonable research effort during the next four years.
Description: Contract Report
Gov't Doc #: Contract Report ITL-95-3
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Size: 63 pages
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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