Advanced search
1 file | 744.08 KB

Economic and human safety reliability levels for existing structures

(2015) STRUCTURAL CONCRETE. 16(3). p.323-332
Author
Organization
Abstract
Specifying the target reliability levels is one of the key issues in the assessment of existing structures. For a majority of existing buildings and infrastructures, the design life has been reached or will be reached in the near future. These structures need to be reassessed in order to verify their safety. Eurocodes provide a general basis primarily intended for the design of new structures, but the basic principles can be used for assessing existing buildings, too. Reliability levels are generally based on both economic optimization and criteria for human safety. In this study, both methods are elaborated for existing structures. It appears that the requirement for the same target reliability for existing and new structures is uneconomical. Further, cost optimization seems to yield rather low reliability levels and human safety criteria often become the critical factor. The study concludes with practical guidelines for establishing reliability indices for existing structures linked to Eurocode principles.
Keywords
Reliability, Existing structures, Safety

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 744.08 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Steenbergen, Raphaël , Miroslav Sýkora, Dimitris Diamantidis, Milan Holický, and Ton Vrouwenvelder. 2015. “Economic and Human Safety Reliability Levels for Existing Structures.” Structural Concrete 16 (3): 323–332.
APA
Steenbergen, Raphaël , Sýkora, M., Diamantidis, D., Holický, M., & Vrouwenvelder, T. (2015). Economic and human safety reliability levels for existing structures. STRUCTURAL CONCRETE, 16(3), 323–332. Presented at the JCSS Workshop .
Vancouver
1.
Steenbergen R, Sýkora M, Diamantidis D, Holický M, Vrouwenvelder T. Economic and human safety reliability levels for existing structures. STRUCTURAL CONCRETE. Wiley-Blackwell; 2015;16(3):323–32.
MLA
Steenbergen, Raphaël , Miroslav Sýkora, Dimitris Diamantidis, et al. “Economic and Human Safety Reliability Levels for Existing Structures.” STRUCTURAL CONCRETE 16.3 (2015): 323–332. Print.
@article{8510743,
  abstract     = {Specifying the target reliability levels is one of the key issues in the assessment of existing structures. For a majority of existing buildings and infrastructures, the design life has been reached or will be reached in the near future. These structures need to be reassessed in order to verify their safety. Eurocodes provide a general basis primarily intended for the design of new structures, but the basic principles can be used for assessing existing buildings, too. Reliability levels are generally based on both economic optimization and criteria for human safety. In this study, both
methods are elaborated for existing structures. It appears that the requirement for the same target reliability for existing and new structures is uneconomical. Further, cost optimization seems to yield rather low reliability levels and human safety criteria often become the critical factor. The study concludes with practical guidelines for establishing reliability indices for existing structures linked to Eurocode principles.},
  author       = {Steenbergen, Rapha{\"e}l  and S{\'y}kora, Miroslav and Diamantidis, Dimitris and Holick{\'y}, Milan and Vrouwenvelder, Ton},
  issn         = {1464-4177},
  journal      = {STRUCTURAL CONCRETE},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Ghent Univ Dept Structural Engn, BELGIUM },
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {323--332},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  title        = {Economic and human safety reliability levels for existing structures},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/suco.201500022},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2015},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: