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Bridge Collapse Frequencies versus Failure Probabilities


Part of the Risk Engineering book series (RISK)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dirk Proske
    Pages 1-3
  3. Dirk Proske
    Pages 5-12
  4. Dirk Proske
    Pages 13-13
  5. Dirk Proske
    Pages 15-26
  6. Dirk Proske
    Pages 27-65
  7. Dirk Proske
    Pages 67-119
  8. Dirk Proske
    Pages 121-123
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 125-126

About this book


This monograph provides a comparative study between failure probabilities and collapse frequencies in structural bridge engineering. The author presents techniques to resolve and extend the limitations of both parameters, taking also into account the time dependency of both parameters. The book includes available data and case studies and thus presents patterns to identify potential weaknesses and challenges in bridge maintenance. The target audience primarily comprises practicing engineers in the field of bridge engineering, but the book may also be beneficial for academic researchers alike.


Bridge collapse Failure probability of bridges Categorization of bridges Bridge maintenance Structural determinacy Collapse prediction of bridges Bridge failure rate Bridge engineering Bridge risk analysis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria

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