Reliability-based lifetime performance analysis of long-span bridges
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Long-span bridges generally serve as the significant hub in the transportation system for normal transportation and critical evacuation paths when any disaster happens. Thus, the safety and serviceability of long-span bridges are related to huge economic cost and safety of thousands of lives. The objective of this research is to establish a general framework to evaluate the lifetime performance of long-span bridges through taking account of more realistic load situations, such as traffic flow and wind environment. After some background information is introduced in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 covers the ...