A Mini-Symposium related to the lifeMACS project will be organized during the IALCCE 2023 conference in Milan (02/06-06/06/2023).
More information can be found on the conference website: ialcce2023.org
MS Optimization of inspection, monitoring and maintenance strategies for existing concrete structures
MS Chairs: Robby Caspeele, Wouter Botte, Geert Lombaert, Alfred Strauss
Inspection, monitoring and maintenance actions should be effectively planned throughout the life-cycle of a concrete structures of an e.g. infrastructure network to ensure optimum budget allocation and maximum possible service life without adverse effects on the structural the system safety. The optimal intervention times and types can be based on optimization techniques, which is up to date still a challenging task for practicing engineersinfrastructure owners or operators. Therefore, this mini-symposium focusses, among others, on the following topics:
• optimization techniques for inspection and monitoring strategies;
• optimization and decision making techniques for repair and strengthening;
• simplified approaches for inspection, monitoring and maintenance scheduling;
• case studies in which the above mentioned techniques are applied and/or validated.