Investigation of mechanistic deterioration modeling for bridge design and management
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The ongoing deterioration of highway bridges in Colorado dictates that an effective method for allocating limited management resources be developed. In order to predict bridge deterioration in advance, mechanistic models which analyze the physical processes causing deterioration are capable of supplementing purely statistical models and addressing limitations associated with bridge inspection data and statistical methods. A review of existing analytical models in the literature was conducted. Due to its prevalence throughout the state of Colorado and frequent need for repair, corrosion-induced ...