Failure analysis and maintenance proposal for the bridge over “Quebrada de Tambura” (Imbabura-Ecuador)

K.P. Flores, Eva Lantsoght

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An analysis and visual inspection is presented of the bridge “Quebrada de Tambura”, this study emphasizes on the visual inspection of the bridge, the elements taken into consideration for the assessment, and the relevant failure modes that can be identified throughout the process, leading to a recommendation for maintenance. In addition, CSI Bridge software is used for a case study of the bridge “Quebrada de Tambura” located in Imbabura province in Ecuador, and where possible causes for the identified failure modes are included in the model, such as settlements. Finally, the processed and analyzed information was used for the proposal for maintenance on the bridge, including the underpinning of piles and foundations, and the use of carbon fibers (CFRP) in shear-critical beams calculated by the Sika program
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks
EditorsT. Nogueira Bittencourt, D.M . Frangopo, A.T. Beck
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4987-7703-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-02851-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event8th international conference on bridge maintenance: safety and management - Bourbon Cataratas, Foz doIguacu, Brazil
Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016
Conference number: 8


Conference8th international conference on bridge maintenance
Abbreviated titleIABMAS2016
CityFoz doIguacu
Internet address

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