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By J. J. Ahlskog (auth.), Andrzej S. Nowak (eds.)

Evaluation, fix and rehabilitation of bridges are more and more vital subject matters within the attempt to accommodate the deteriorating infrastructure. for instance, within the usa approximately forty percentage of the nation's 570,000 bridges are categorized, in accordance with the Federal road Administra­ tion's (FHW A) standards, as poor and short of rehabilitation and alternative. In different nations the location is the same. FHW A estimates the price of a bridge alternative and reha­ bilitation application at 50 billion money. the key elements that experience contributed to the current scenario are: the age, insufficient upkeep, expanding load spectra and environmental illness. The poor bridges are published, repaired or changed. The disposition of bridges consists of transparent cost effective and defense implications. to prevent excessive expenditures of alternative or fix, the assessment needs to thoroughly display the current load wearing potential of the struc­ ture and are expecting lots and any more adjustments within the ability (deterioration) within the appropriate time span. Accuracy of bridge review could be greater through the use of the hot advancements in bridge diagnostics, structural exams, fabric assessments, structural research and probabilistic tools. there's a want for a world trade of complicated adventure to extend the study effi­ ciency. The Workshop is geared up at the premise that the trade of present American and ecu adventure within the region of bridge overview, fix and rehabilitation is useful for either events involved.

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Finally we have manuals which have been specifically written for the system, that give guidelines for activities not covered by the other documents mentioned. g. data resulting from the activities, a set of data bases are used as part of the system. 4 THE EDP-TOOLS To process the data sorted in the data bases, a set of EDP programs have been developed. These programs give information and recommendations about further activities to be started as part of the bridge management. The EDP part of the system will be explained later.

Bridge Evaluation, Repair and Rehabilization. 23-39. © 1990 Kluwer Academic Publishers. 24 was developed incorporating utility curves in the bridge project ranking submodule. The use of dynamic programming, in combination with integer linear programming and Markov chain, provided an efficient tool to select bridge projects with the system effectiveness or benefit being maximized subject to budget constraints over a given program period. The remaining modules primarily involve input and output data of the bridge management system.

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