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Assessment of performance of vital long-span bridges in the United States

Author: Richard J Kratky; American Society of Civil Engineers. Sub-Committee on Performance of Bridges.
Publisher: Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the types and levels of assessments necessary for capturing the lifetime performance of long-span bridges and emphasizes the distinction between performance and condition assessments. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Kratky; American Society of Civil Engineers. Sub-Committee on Performance of Bridges.
ISBN: 078440710X 9780784407103
OCLC Number: 53376127
Description: vi, 34 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction and philosophy --
Overview of long-span bridge assessment history --
Some previous failures and lack of achievement --
Objectives of this report --
Review of bridge performance and its parameters --
Definition of lifetime performance --
Kinds of functioning of for bridge performance --
Compiled database on the long-span bridges --
Status of achieved performance assessment --
Summarized results of state questionnaires --
Distinction between condition and performance assessments --
Delineation of six general assessment categories --
Expanded description and meaning of the general performance assessment categories --
Performance assessment of other essential bridges --
Main conclusions and recommendations --
Subsequent actions for capturing, improving and securing performance --
Limitations of the report and benefits to the profession --
Disclaimer --
Appendices A-C --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Richard J. Kratky ; sponsored by Sub-Committee on Performance of Bridges.

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