Towards a Comprehensive Asset Integrity Management (AIM) Approach for European Infrastructures

Transport infrastructure is the backbone of national economies, providing connections for people and goods, access to jobs and services, and enabling trade and economic growth. It is of paramount importance to preserve, maintain and upgrade the infrastructure network so that to sustain the economic growth and an intelligent mobility. Asset Integrity Management (AIM) approaches will therefore represent key tools for facing the infrastructure maintenance issue and for tackling the ageing that characterize already existing assets. This paper, starting from analyzing the current state of the art solutions in assets management (Enevoldsen, I., 2008), proposes a comprehensive AIM approach that aims at replacing current time-based approaches with a performance-based approach that can systematically take into account the dynamic nature of the transport network. This means moving from a deterministic to a probabilistic approach in design, rehabilitation and retrofitting of infrastructures for increasing life-time and reducing maintenance costs. Such approach therefore laid the basis of secure sustainable impact since by improving awareness and reducing uncertainties, it might allow achieving an optimal balance among available resources and planning of investments.


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  • Accession Number: 01606086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2016 8:37AM