COST Action TU1406 BridgeSpec – Call for Work Group Members
By filling and submitting this form you express your interest to participate in COST Action TU1406.
For detailed information about this Action, please check the Memorandum of Understanding
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STSM = Short Term Scientific Mission. The COST Action may assist funding of scientific missions among Action members for periods up to 3 months. For further details see
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Short description of COST Action TU1406 Work Groups
WG 1 – Performance Indicators
Working Group 1 focuses on the characterization of bridge performance indicators, which can address: (a) the safety: the load factor, the reliability index to ULS; (b) the serviceability: the condition index, the reliability index to SLS; (c) the availability, robustness; (c) the costs: the total LCC, values related to durability aspects; and (d) aspects of environmental efficiency: CO2 foot-print. A technical report on performance indicators will be developed at the end.
WG 2 – Performance Goals
The main objective of Working Group 2 is to identify existing performance goals (where the term goal pertains to quantifiable requirement and/or threshold value) for the indicators previously indicated in WG1. The performance goals will vary according to technical, environmental, economic and social factors. A technical report on performance goals will be developed at the end.
WG 3 – Establishment of a Quality Control Plan
Based on results from WG1 and WG2, as well as on a survey of existing approaches in practice, the objective of Working Group 3 is to provide a report with detailed step-by-step explanations for the establishment of QC plans for different types of bridges. The QC plans will address the dynamics and uncertainty of the processes that may significantly compromise bridge performance.
WG 4 – Implementation in a Case Study
A series of benchmarks will be developed during Working Group 4. To this end, some of the performance indicators identified in WG1 will be computed for a set of roadway bridges over EU. These indicators will be then compared with specific goals, as identified in WG2. At the end of the process, a QC plan will be applied to those bridges utilising recommendations from WG3. A data basis will be then established for benchmarking.
WG 5 – Drafting of the Guidelines/Recommendations
Working Group 5 focuses on the development of guidelines, drawing support from all the other WGs. These guidelines for a systematic maintenance and management of highway bridge assets will acknowledge the variation of philosophical, technical and implementation methodologies throughout the EU, with the expectation that the delivered framework will be scalable and portable for standardised implementation in existing or new infrastructure networks.
WG 6 – Dissemination
The aim of this WG is to disseminate all results which were obtained in all the other WGs. Dissemination consists in establishing liaisons with existing national and international associations, conferences, working groups and journals. Also, this group will be responsible to continuously update the website as well as all the other dissemination frameworks.
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Although more than one Work Group can be selected, it is recommended that each member actively participates only in one Work Group.
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