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By Paolo Gardoni, James M. LaFave

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ISBN-13: 9783319297118

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This assortment makes a speciality of the improvement of novel techniques to handle some of the most urgent demanding situations of civil engineering, particularly the mitigation of normal dangers. various engineering books thus far have occupied with, and illustrate huge growth towards, mitigation of person dangers (earthquakes, wind, and so forth.). the present quantity addresses matters concerning total safeguard, sustainability and resilience of the equipped setting while topic to a number of risks: common catastrophe occasions which are concurrent and both correlated (e.g., wind and surge); uncorrelated (e.g., earthquake and flood); cascading (e.g., fireplace following earthquake); or uncorrelated and taking place at diverse instances (e.g., wind and earthquake). The authors study a number of particular issues together with methodologies for vulnerability overview of constructions, new thoughts to lessen the procedure calls for via regulate structures; instrumentation, tracking and evaluation of constructions and foundations; new strategies for repairing constructions that experience suffered harm in the course of prior occasions, or for buildings which were present in desire of strengthening; improvement of recent layout provisions that examine a number of dangers, in addition to questions from legislation and the arts appropriate to the administration of traditional and human-made hazards.

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Kameshwar the two categories leads to a classification problem. Therefore, response prediction of bridges subjected to hurricanes is performed using a different type of metamodels called binary classifiers. This category of metamodels can easily predict failure or survival of the bridge as a binary variable. Random forest (Pavlov 2000) and Support Vector Machines (SVM) (Cristianini and Shawe-Taylor 2000) are used for hurricane response prediction of bridges. Since the response of the classifiers is a binary variable, the performance metrics used for component response prediction under seismic and truck loads cannot be used for these metamodels.

1, are varied to study the effect of these parameters on bridge reliability and risk. Furthermore, parameters such as concrete strength, steel strength, friction coefficients at bearings, 3 Supporting Life Cycle Management of Bridges Through Multi-Hazard. . 49 and gap between abutments and deck are considered to be random variables. Each combination of the parameters leads to a new bridge sample and a large number of such combinations may exist. However, simulating all the possible combinations is practically infeasible; therefore, metamodels are used in this study to estimate demands on the bridge with limited number of simulations.

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