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Structural Reliability of Masonry Arch Bridges Subject to Natural Aging

  • Gianluca Borgna
  • Mariano Angelo ZaniniEmail author
  • Lorenzo Hofer
  • Flora Faleschini
  • Jose Matos
Conference paper
Part of the Structural Integrity book series (STIN, volume 11)

Abstract

This paper deals with a simplified full-probabilistic methodology for the safety assessment of existing masonry arch bridges. The proposed framework aims to determine the ultimate load-carrying capacity (Ultimate Limit State) of a bridge subject to environmental deterioration, and to establish the influence on the structural reliability.

Keywords

Arch bridges Railway bridges Structural reliability Deterioration process Uncertainty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianluca Borgna
    • 1
  • Mariano Angelo Zanini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lorenzo Hofer
    • 1
  • Flora Faleschini
    • 1
  • Jose Matos
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PadovaPaduaItaly
  2. 2.University of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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