Aspects of code development for the assessment of existing structures

DV Val, MG Stewart

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    Abstract

    As civil infrastructure is ageing, the assessment of existing structures is becoming increasingly important. Current building codes have been developed for new design and are not efficient for assessment because of significant differences between these two situations. One of the main differences is the possibility to update information about an existing structure. The paper proposes how updating can be taken into account in the context of current code safety formats such as the LRFD and partial factor formats. Different sources of information for updating including on-site inspection, proof load testing and past performance of a structure are considered.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMechanics of structures and materials
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 16th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials
    EditorsMark A Bradford, Russell Q Bridge, Stephen J Foster
    Place of PublicationLeiden
    PublisherAugust Aimé Balkema
    Pages391-396
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9789058091079, 90-5809-107-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event16th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structure and Materials - SYDNEY, Australia
    Duration: 8 Dec 199910 Dec 1999

    Conference

    Conference16th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structure and Materials
    CountryAustralia
    CitySYDNEY
    Period8/12/9910/12/99

    Cite this

    Val, DV., & Stewart, MG. (1999). Aspects of code development for the assessment of existing structures. In M. A. Bradford, R. Q. Bridge, & S. J. Foster (Eds.), Mechanics of structures and materials: proceedings of the 16th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (pp. 391-396). August Aimé Balkema.