The evaluation of the safety and the estimation of the remaining service life of existing structures need a thorough knowledge of the effective operational conditions, achievable implementing a health monitoring system. The measured quantities, if opportunely chosen, allow to follow the evolution of the structural behavior in the lifetime and to recognize the occurrence of damages. Hence the collected data can be considered as symptoms and used to assess the reliability and the prognosis of the monitored structure. This paper presents the application of symptom-based reliability formulation to a real case study: a set of precast bonded post-tensioned concrete bridge beams, recently dismounted after a service life of 50 years. Both static and dynamic tests were carried out at the aim of evaluating the residual load-bearing capacity and investigating the effects of deterioration on their dynamic properties. The experimental results of test campaigns have been used as symptoms in order to estimate the reliability function of the beams and the evolution of their resistance in time.

Assessment of Structural Reliability of Bridge Beams Based on Measured Symptoms / Quattrone, Antonino; Matta, Emiliano; ZANOTTI FRAGONARA, Luca; Ceravolo, Rosario; DE STEFANO, Alessandro. - 569-570:(2013), pp. 358-365. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures, DAMAS 2013 tenutosi a Dublin (Ireland) nel July 8-10, 2013 [10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.569-570.358].

Assessment of Structural Reliability of Bridge Beams Based on Measured Symptoms

QUATTRONE, ANTONINO;MATTA, EMILIANO;ZANOTTI FRAGONARA, LUCA;CERAVOLO, Rosario;DE STEFANO, Alessandro
2013

Abstract

The evaluation of the safety and the estimation of the remaining service life of existing structures need a thorough knowledge of the effective operational conditions, achievable implementing a health monitoring system. The measured quantities, if opportunely chosen, allow to follow the evolution of the structural behavior in the lifetime and to recognize the occurrence of damages. Hence the collected data can be considered as symptoms and used to assess the reliability and the prognosis of the monitored structure. This paper presents the application of symptom-based reliability formulation to a real case study: a set of precast bonded post-tensioned concrete bridge beams, recently dismounted after a service life of 50 years. Both static and dynamic tests were carried out at the aim of evaluating the residual load-bearing capacity and investigating the effects of deterioration on their dynamic properties. The experimental results of test campaigns have been used as symptoms in order to estimate the reliability function of the beams and the evolution of their resistance in time.
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