Estimating bridge characteristics with only situation characteristics using Bayesian networks

V. Panopoulos, A. Bougas, B. Garcia de Soto, B. T. Adey

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Abstract

When deciding where a new road or rail line should be built, it is useful to have some idea as to the characteristics of the bridges to be built. One way to do this is to have engineers develop preliminary designs for the bridges that would likely be included in each route. The developed preliminary design, then, stands as a basis for cost estimation and the detailed design of the structure. This would, of course, require a significant amount of time and effort. Another way to do this would be to exploit existing data on the types of bridges built in different situations using Bayesian networks. In this article, it is shown how this can be done using the information in existing databases to estimate bridge characteristics, knowing only the values of a number of situational characteristics, e.g., span to be covered, what the bridge carries, and what the bridge traverses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
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
Pages292-298
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780367232788
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenaince, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: Apr 11 2021Apr 15 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
Period4/11/214/15/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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