Roughan & O’Donovan Innovative Solutions (ROD-IS) co-ordinated this CEDR-funded project aimed at providing road owners/managers with best practice tools and methodologies for the risk assessment of ageing critical infrastructure.
We developed a risk modelling tool for road owners/managers that assesses risk within the context of evolving traffic demands, climate change effects and funding limitations.
The tool considers risk from a variety of perspectives, including:
We examined how traffic growth affects the Eurocode alpha-factors used in site-specific bridge assessment, developing a novel approach to long run traffic simulation and applying it to a range of load effects, spans and rates of traffic growth.
- Risk-based asset management
- Traffic load modelling
- Data analysis