Predicting the remaining life of timber bridges

Abbott, T. and Gamage, N. and Setunge, S. and Lokuge, W. (2017) Predicting the remaining life of timber bridges. In: 12th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management & 13th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery , 2-4 August 2017, Brisbane, Australia.

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This paper documents the current state of knowledge relating to the deterioration of timber bridges in Australia. The aim of this research, was to comprehend the present state of knowledge regarding maintenance of timber bridges and address any gap in knowledge. This involved: identifying key defects in timber, investigat-ing the inspection methods utilised to detect these faults and finding the preven-tive measures used to mitigate bridge deterioration. Enclosed are figures which demonstrate how simple industry practices and procedures implemented by each states’ governing authority can reduce these impacts and concludes with an em-pirical model for predicting the remaining lifespan of a bridge.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit of Accepted version.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 02:47
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 04:51
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090505 Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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