Risk-Based Maintenance Optimization of Deteriorating Bridges

Risk-based performance measures integrate probability of component or system failure with the consequences of this event. In this paper, a novel risk-based maintenance optimization methodology for deteriorating bridges to find the optimum maintenance options and their timing is proposed. Finding the optimum maintenance types and schedule for different components of bridges is formulated as a multicriteria optimization in which the lifetime maximum value of expected losses associated with failure and the lifetime total expected maintenance cost are considered as the conflicting objectives. The risk-based maintenance approach accounts for different deterioration levels of bridge components and consequences of both component failure and system failure. The methodology is illustrated on a bridge superstructure. The effects of considered life span of the structure and availability of maintenance options on optimum solutions are also investigated.


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  • Accession Number: 01532477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2014 3:02PM