Inspection Strategies for Concrete Bridges

  • J. D. Sørensen
  • P. Thoft-Christensen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 48)


In this paper an optimal inspection strategy for concrete bridges based on periodic routine and detailed inspections is presented.

The failure mode considered is corrosion of the reinforcement due to chlorides. A simple modelling of the corrosion and of the inspection strategy is presented. The optimal inspection strategy is determined from an optimization problem, where the design variables are time intervals between detailed inspections and the concrete cover. The strategy is illustrated on a simple structure, namely a reinforced concrete beam.


Concrete Beam Concrete Cover Reinforced Concrete Beam Concrete Bridge Chloride Penetration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Sørensen
    • 1
  • P. Thoft-Christensen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AalborgAalborgDenmark

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