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Published: Građevinar 67 (2015) 6
Paper type: Subject review
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Procedures for Reliability Assessment of Existing Bridges

Zlatko Šavor, Marta Šavor Novak

Abstract

Many bridges in the world have been built a long time ago and, because of social and economic needs for their continued use, it is necessary to assess their reliability. An overview of recent studies of these now highly topical issues is presented in the paper. Proposed advanced multi-level methods for assessment of existing bridges are based on the probabilistic theory of reliability, and involve typical material testing, assessment of condition and redundancy of structural systems, and study of actual traffic load. A review of foreign codes with their comparison is presented.

Keywords
existing bridges, reliability, assessment procedures, standards

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Šavor, Z., Šavor Novak, M.: Procedures for Reliability Assessment of Existing Bridges, GRAĐEVINAR, 67 (2015) 6, pp. 557-572, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1190.2014

OR:

Šavor, Z., Šavor Novak, M. (2015). Procedures for Reliability Assessment of Existing Bridges, GRAĐEVINAR, 67 (6), 557-572, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1190.2014

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Authors:
Zlatko Savor WEB
Zlatko Šavor
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Savor Marta
Marta Šavor Novak
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering