Analysis of data for 6,978 bridges to inform a data strategy for predictive maintenance

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Abstract

In recent years there has been a rapid deterioration in the condition of bridges in the UK. In one year 2017-2018 the cost of bridge maintenance backlog increased by 34% to £6.7bn. Climate change and increasing traffic have undoubtedly contributed to this rapid growth. However, consultation with bridge owners has confirmed outdated management and maintenance methods are also attributing to the deterioration of our road networks. This research looks specifically at the development of a new bridge management system (BMS) using the Northern Ireland (NI) road network as a research platform. The proposed BMS will adopt a multi-objective decision making at the object and network level, incorporating bridge performance goals influenced by technical, environmental, economic and social factors. This paper will outline the initial investigations carried out to develop the data strategy for the development of the BMS and present some preliminary analysis of the data in the current BMS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Sustainability and Innovations: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenaince, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020
EditorsHiroshi Yokota, Dan M. Frangopol
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema
Pages4151-4158
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780367232788
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021
Event10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenaince, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 11 Apr 202115 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameBridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Sustainability and Innovations - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenaince, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenaince, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020
Country/TerritoryJapan
CitySapporo
Period11/04/202115/04/2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to acknowledge the support received by the Royal Academy of Engineering under the Research Fellowship scheme. The Department for Infrastructure are gratefully acknowledged for their financial support and the provision of access to the complete bridge management records and permitting the analysis and findings to be used in this paper.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 Taylor & Francis Group, London

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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