Whole-life Analysis of Bridges
17th February 2021 - 13:00-16:00 GMT
The webinar will cover the frameworks that can be used for whole-life analysis of existing bridges or for the design of new ones. The principles of life cycle cost analysis will be introduced and quantification models for life cycle costs will be shown. Deterioration modelling, which forms a fundamental part of whole-life analysis of bridges, will also be covered, together with sources of uncertainties. An example of the application of whole-life analysis on a bridge structure will be demonstrated.
Dr Boulent Imam is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering Structures at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the University of Surrey and Programme Director for the MSc Programme in Bridge Engineering. He has been extensively involved in the area of fatigue of bridges, carrying out research in this area collaborating with national
and European infrastructure owners and managers, such as Network Rail, Highways England, TWI. His research has contributed towards in-depth understanding of the fatigue behaviour of riveted railway bridges and developed methods for more reliable quantification of their remaining fatigue life taking into account historical rail traffic, novel fatigue assessment methods, loading, resistance and modelling uncertainties as well as system effects. Later on, Dr imam extended his work on fatigue towards developing fracture mechanics guidelines for the assessment of fatigue crack growth in steel bridge details towards the optimisation of inspection and maintenance planning in steel bridges. Recently, Dr Imam research has expanded towards understanding the potential impacts of climate change on bridge deterioration and quantifying the resilience of bridge infrastructure against extreme events.
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