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dc.contributor.advisorSemaan, Nabilen_US
dc.contributor.authorTamer, Jaden_US
dc.contributor.authorKhoury, Sami Alen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 49-50).en_US
dc.descriptionSupervised by Dr. Nabil Semaan.en_US
dc.description.abstractBridges are long term structures that have to withstand serious weather conditions and heavy loads. Any failure in these types of structures may lead to catastrophic results such as death, high financial loss.... These facts make such structures very important which make them require frequent maintenance, because otherwise they will only exist physically but cannot function safely. Engineers around the world try hard to find a way around the inefficiency of maintenance interventions. These maintenance plans usually lack consistency and are time consuming and very costly. This project aims at establishing a deterioration curve that will give a scientific background on when and how to maintain these types of structures based on its life cycle. Such procedure does not require a lot of data and therefore is not time consuming, hence it can be very useful in countries with limited inspection resources such as Lebanon.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jad Tamer, Sami Al Khouryen_US
dc.format.extent1 online resource (ix, 59 pages) :ill., tablesen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.titleRetrofit decision model for existing old structuresen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMS in Civil Engineeringen_US
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