Visual inspection and bridge management

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dc.contributor.advisor Murphy, Jimmy en
dc.contributor.author Quirk, Lucy
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-11T12:54:42Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-11T12:54:42Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10-29
dc.date.submitted 2020-10-29
dc.identifier.citation Quirk, L. 2020. Visual inspection and bridge management. MRes Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 68 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10887
dc.description.abstract This thesis estimates the impact of visual inspection prior to its implementation in a Bridge Management System (BMS) using Value of Information (VoI). Visual inspection is the principal assessment method for bridge structures, whereby a condition rating is assigned reflecting the structural condition of a bridge, based on the judgements of a trained inspector. The impact of data collected from visual inspection is contingent on its ability to guide towards optimal maintenance decisions throughout the lifecycle to maximise network performance. The VoI concept from Bayesian pre- posterior analysis is defined as the quantification of the reduction of uncertainty in a decision-making problem, after new information is received. This concept has seen multifaceted applications in the optimisation of Structural Health Monitoring techniques, typically focussing on the ability to monitor a specific parameter to determine the degradation rate and condition of a single asset. The merits of visual inspection data have been largely overlooked thus far. This work outlines and applies a framework to put a measure on the impact that visual inspection provides to infrastructure asset managers operating a BMS, and to illustrate how this is influenced by the underlying uncertainties of the model parameters. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2020, Lucy Quirk. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Bridge management system en
dc.subject Value of information en
dc.subject Condition rating en
dc.title Visual inspection and bridge management en
dc.type Masters thesis (Research) en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en
dc.type.qualificationname MRes - Master of Research en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Energy Engineering en
dc.internal.conferring Spring 2021 en
dc.internal.ricu Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) en
dc.contributor.advisorexternal Pakrashi, Vikram en
dc.availability.bitstream openaccess


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