Once the deterioration prediction takes place, it is important that Risk evaluation is done to decide which of the bridge stock needs attention in the immediate future and which of the bridges can be attended to in differed time period. Ageing and deteriorating bridge stock call for more intense inspections and maintenance. As the use of the network intensifies, demands of network performance increase. Means and resources are scarce both in terms of money and trained staff. The introduction of (elements of) risk management will help to make bridge management more effective and efficient. This Session covers current theoretical efforts made in the assessment and future prediction of risk involved in bridge management. The session aims to bring together academics and researchers to deliberate on the innovations that are being propagated in risk management with respect to Bridge Management Systems. Under the Chair of Prof. Dr. Siddhartha Ghosh the session will bring to the front various innovation that institutes are presently conducting research.
Deterioration is an ongoing process and happens in all the structures especially in concrete from the day it is cast and till it fails. Deterioration models assist Bridge management implementers to predict the future of specific bridges with respect to its present condition in the given geometrical environment. Sufficient research is available in other geography however impact within the tropical climate is an emerging scenario. In recent years topics such as robustness, resilience, sustainability, life cycle assessment have shifted into the focus of engineering societies. Many concepts have been developed. Yet, accurate and physically based prediction models and modelling concepts for the time dependent behaviour and deterioration of concrete structures, which are quintessential inputs, are still scarce. This Session covers current research made in the modelling of deterioration in tropical climate zone in bridge management. The session aims to bring together academics, practitioners and researchers to deliberate on the newer model or modification to the present available deterioration models with respect to Bridge Management Systems. Under the Chair of Sachin Joshi the session is expected to be very interesting and informative. His research within IBMS shall be the trend setter for this session.