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Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Digitalization and Sustainability

Jens Sandager Jensen

Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Digitalization and Sustainability collects the lectures and technical papers presented at the 12th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2024, Copenhagen, Denmark, 24-28 June 2024). This Open Access book contains 480 contributions, including the T.Y. Lin Lecture, 9 Keynote Lectures, and 470 technical papers from 44 countries.

The contributions are presented bring together academic and technological developments in Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Digitalization and Sustainability, to solve new and old problems with innovative solutions. Major topics include: advanced bridge design, construction and maintenance approaches, safety, reliability and risk evaluation, life-cycle management, life-cycle resilience, sustainability, standardization, analytical models, bridge management systems, service life prediction, structural health monitoring, non-destructive testing and field testing, robustness and redundancy, durability enhancement, repair and rehabilitation, fatigue and corrosion, extreme loads, needs of bridge owners, whole life costing and investment for the future, financial planning and application of information and computer technology, extensive data analysis and artificial intelligence for bridges, among others.

Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Digitalization and Sustainability provides an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and significant contributions to making more rational decisions on bridge safety, maintenance, management, life-cycle, resilience, sustainability, and bridge innovations to enhance society's welfare. The Editors hope that this book will serve as a valuable reference to all concerned with bridge structure and infrastructure systems, including engineers, researchers, academics, and students from all areas of bridge engineering.

Book Details

  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publish Date: Jul 12nd, 2024
  • Pages: 4088
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032770406
  • Categories: Civil - BridgesStructural

About the Author

Mr. Jens Sandager Jensen is Project and Market Director in COWI's Transportation Division, which services the Danish market and provide O&M (Operation & Maintenance) specialist services in connection with Transportation projects in Scandinavia and Internationally.

Mr. Jens Sandager Jensen graduated from the Danish Engineering Academy in Denmark in 1982 with a BSc in Civil and Structural Engineering. Specialist knowledge areas are management, life cycle analysis, design of bridges and tunnels and asset management.

In 1982 he joined the Danish company Christiani & Nielsen working with design of marine and tunnel structures, before coming to COWI in 1988, where the first assignment was to be part of the design team for the Eastern Railway Tunnel under the Great Belt in Denmark.

Mr. Jens Sandager Jensen has been the project manager responsible for O&M activities on several major Danish infrastructure projects, amongst others the Eastern Railway Tunnel and the West Bridge of the Great Belt, the land works for the Øresund Bridge and the Copenhagen Metro. He has also worked as project manager to Rail Net Denmark with the responsibility of bridge maintenance in East Denmark.

During many years he has been responsible for Design Build projects for Contractors in the Scandinavian Infrastructure Market with high focus on time and cost savings for the Contractor Clients and at the same time fulfilling the requirements of the Public End Clients.

Mr. Jens Sandager Jensen has been involved in innovation and development within the field of O&M and has in COWI been responsible for major international research and development projects, amongst others the comprehensive EU projects "Sustainable Bridges; Assessment for future traffic demands and longer lives" and "MAINLINE - MAINtenance, renewal and Improvement of rail transport iNfrastructure to reduce Economic and environmental impacts".

Mr. Jens Sandager Jensen is furthermore active in IABSE and in IABMAS since 2002, including a member of The Executive Committee of IABMAS since 2016 and Chairman of IABMAS Denmark since inauguration in 2023. Finally since 2006 he has been a member of the organizing committee for yearly Danish Bridge Day and he has since 2011 been active in the Danish group responsible for defining the policies and regulations to be used in connection with transportation infrastructure structures and civil works.

Dan M Frangopol is the inaugural holder of the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University. He is recognized as a pioneer in the field of life-cycle engineering of civil and marine structures under various types of hazards. Dr. Frangopol is the Founding President of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) and the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE). He is the Founding Editor of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. Dr. Frangopol is the recipient of several honors and awards from ASCE, IABSE, IASSAR, ISHMII, SAE and other professional organizations. He holds 4 honorary doctorates and 14 honorary professorships from major universities. In 2023 ASCE established the Dan M, Frangopol Medal for Life-Cycle Engineering of Civil Structures. Dr. Frangopol is an Elected Member of the US National Academy of Construction, and a foreign member of the Canadian, Japan and Mexican Academies of Engineering, Academia Europaea (London), Royal Academy of Belgium, Romanian Academy, Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences, and a Distinguished Member of ASCE.

Jacob Wittrup Schmidt is Associate professor at the University of Aalborg. His primary field of research concerns the assessment, upgrading, and service life extension of existing structures, focusing on bridges. In this regard, he has published significantly in the field of structural strengthening using Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials and multidisciplinary approaches combining structural evaluations, probabilistic assessments, and testing in all scales. Jacob Wittrup Schmidt, a member of the IABMAS Technical Committee on bridge load testing, has performed several national in-situ bridge tests and pilot projects within his field of expertise and has authored an upcoming national proof loading guideline. In addition, he participates in national- and Eurocode standardization- and several international scientific committees.