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Condition Assessment of Aged Structures

1st Edition - October 20, 2008

Editors: J K Paik, R E Melchers

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
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eBook ISBN:
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Any structural system in service is subject to age-related deterioration, leading to potential concerns regarding maintenance, health & safety, environmental and econ… Read more

Condition Assessment of Aged Structures

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Any structural system in service is subject to age-related deterioration, leading to potential concerns regarding maintenance, health & safety, environmental and economic implications. Condition assessment of aged structures is an invaluable, single source of information on structural assessment techniques for marine and land-based structures such as ships, offshore installations, industrial plant and buildings. Topics covered include:

- Current practices and standards for structural condition assessment

- Fundamental mechanisms and advanced mathematical methods for predicting structural deterioration

- Residual strength assessment of deteriorated structures

- Inspection and maintenance of aged structures

- Reliability and risk assessment of aged structures

Professionals from a broad range of disciplines will be able to gain a better understanding of current practices and standards for structural condition assessment or health monitoring, and what future trends might be.