Maria RashidiPostdoctoral Research Fellow - Institute for Structural Engineering
Institute for Infrastructural Engineering
Maintenance, Repair and Rehabilitation (MR&R) of deteriorating bridges due to aging, increasing volume of traffic and introduction of heavier vehicles are considered as costly actions. The cost of error associated with the subjectivity of the decision making may also aggravate dilemmas related to the infrastructure funding system. The subjective nature of decision making in bridge remediation could be replaced by the application of a Decision Support System (DSS) that supports decision makers through balanced consideration of multiple criteria for remediation planning while validating or challenging the engineering decisions made in practice. The Simplified Analytical Hierarchy Process S-AHP is used as a multi criteria decision making technique and this model can serve as an integrated learning tool for novice engineers or as an accountability tool for assurance to project stakeholders.
- Deterioration Mechanisms of Steel Bridges
- Multi Criteria Decision Analysis for Remediation planning using a Decision Support System
- Case Studies for Model Verification