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Campus Access Master's Report
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MS)
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Due to their complexity, size, or other unique features, complex bridges often have different inspection and management procedures than their non-complex counterparts. The inspection and maintenance of complex bridges is an ever-evolving practice, with research being conducted throughout the world, and codes or manuals being subsequently adjusted per the researchers’ findings and suggestions. A review was conducted of recent research pertaining to several different aspects of complex bridge management. It was found that some European countries already have specific management procedures for complex bridges, while Chinese engineers have conducted a multitude of recent research projects regarding structural health monitoring systems and data analysis for complex bridges. Within the United States, several recent and current projects look to improve complex bridge management practices via advancing collection and analysis techniques for element level data.
Kendrick, Thomas J., "Review of Recent Research toward Complex Bridge Management", Campus Access Master's Report, Michigan Technological University, 2016.