Task Group 5.3
Gerontology of Bridge Structures
Scope of the task will include in depth analysis and assessment of the available information on bridge degradation stimulators, degradation mechanisms and processes as well as age-related defects of the structures. All basic types of bridge structures and structural materials will be considered as well as diagnostic strategies and technologies addressed to age-related problems of bridge structures.
Expected Project Output
Articles in international journals. Special sessions or workshops during IABSE conferences as well as other research and technical events. Technical Report “Gerontology of Bridge Structures” published in IABSE Bulletins, Structural Engineering Documents: draft version: 2022, final version: 2023.
Start Date: December 2019