Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorMoreira, Vicente Novopor
dc.contributor.authorMatos, José C.por
dc.contributor.authorOliveira, Daniel V.por
dc.description.abstractThe paper presents the probabilistic methodologies of safety assessment of existing structures, in particular applicable to bridges and viaducts. Attending to safety assessment requirements, there are different levels of reliability. The core objectives are to analyse the current load bearing capacity and the in-service behaviour with the maximum accuracy and minimal effort and costs. The present methodology consists on determining the load-carrying capacity (Ultimate Limit State) of masonry arch bridges, by using a probabilistic approach and Limit States principles. Geometric, material and load characterizations, as variable’s complexity and inherent uncertainties will also be shown. To determine the load-carrying capacity, a limit analysis approach, based on mechanisms, will be employed. Due to high computational costs that probabilistic safety assessment requires, a previous sensitivity analysis will be performed in order to reduce those costs. The incorporation of new information, from monitoring or characterization tests, by application of Bayesian methodologies, will be described as well. The presented probabilistic approach throughout this paper will be applied to the case study of Durrães Viaduct.por
dc.publisherTechnical University of Denmarkpor
dc.subjectMasonry arch bridgespor
dc.subjectSafety assessmentpor
dc.subjectStatistical uncertaintypor
dc.subjectBayesian inferencepor
dc.subjectProbabilistic assessmentpor
dc.titleProbabilistic safety assessment of historical railway masonry arch bridgespor
oaire.citationConferenceDate18 - 20 Maio 2015por
oaire.citationConferencePlaceCopenhaga, Dinamarcapor
oaire.citationTitleFIB 2015 Symposiumpor
sdum.conferencePublicationConcrete - Innovation and Design: fib Symposium Proceedingspor
Appears in Collections:ISISE - Comunicações a Conferências Internacionais

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted access
476,97 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Partilhe no FacebookPartilhe no TwitterPartilhe no DeliciousPartilhe no LinkedInPartilhe no DiggAdicionar ao Google BookmarksPartilhe no MySpacePartilhe no Orkut
Exporte no formato BibTex mendeley Exporte no formato Endnote Adicione ao seu ORCID