Special Issue "Reliability and Resilience Evaluation of Aging Transportation Infrastructures"

A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2018) | Viewed by 164

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900, USA
Interests: structural reliability; structural resilience; aging infrastructure; material deterioration; structural health monitoring
Department of Bridge Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
Interests: bridge health monitoring design theory and engineering practice; structural evaluation and diagnosis; big data fusion analysis technology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aging of transportation infrastructure is one of the most important challenges that need to be addressed to ensure the safety of our infrastructure system. The infrastructure in the United States has been rated as D+ by American Society of Civil Engineers in 2017. This low grade and the fact that many transportation infrastructures in the United States are approaching the end of their design service life indicate the urgency of addressing this challenge. After many years of service, the performance of the transportation infrastructure would deteriorate due to various reasons, including the increase of truck traffic loads and deterioration of materials. Furthermore, more and more natural hazards have been observed in the past decade. In 2017 alone, the estimated damage due to hurricanes is more than 292.23 billion, which is more than the total hurricane damages from the 1990s and 2000s.  Therefore, it is important to evaluate the effects of increasing live load, more frequent natural hazards, and expedited material deterioration on the safety, reliability, and resilience of infrastructure system. It is also extremely important to develop rational methodologies to evaluate the reliability and resilience of aging transportation infrastructures under various adverse effects.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect and consolidate the current state-of-the-art knowledge with regards to the reliability and resilience evaluation of aging transportation infrastructures. We invite contributions from all transportation infrastructure sectors including bridge, tunnel, highway, and railway, as well as natural hazards and risk sectors including earthquake, hurricane, flood, etc. Suggested topics include reliability evaluation of aging transportation deterioration, resilience evaluation of aging transportation infrastructures under various environmental attacks, estimation of impacts of various natural disasters, risk analysis, repair and maintenance strategies, and counteracts to improve resilience.  

Dr. Dan Su
Dr. Ye Xia
Guest Editors

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  • Reliabilty
  • Resilience
  • Aging infrastructure
  • Evaluation

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