The amount of deteriorating bridges is increasing gradually, and the costs of maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of these bridges often far exceed available budgets. To alleviate this issue, the bridge engineering profession continues to take positive steps towards developing more comprehensive bridge monitoring and management systems. This collection of invited papers encompasses some aspects of bridge health monitoring, maintenance and safety. Specifically, it deals with: bridge health monitoring; bridge repair and rehabilitation issues; bridge related safety and other implications.
Review from Ringgold Inc. , ProtoView: Editor Liu (transportation science & engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China) has compiled this volume of research on bridge engineering and safety practices. Papers address stress parameters of bridge components, dynamic performance testing, seismic endurance design, reliability analysis, and damage evaluation. The papers are highly technical, containing many graphs, visuospatial models, and matrix mathematics used for predictive calculations. Because of this technical barrier, the volume will be accessible only to readers already familiar with applied mathematics in engineering.