AI/ML-assisted analysis of the IABSE bridge collapse database
Item Type:Conference Paper
Citation:Dirk Proske, Ismail G�ner, AI/ML-assisted analysis of the IABSE bridge collapse database, 14th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP14), Dublin, Ireland, 2023.
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Former statistical analyses of bridge collapse data show that concrete bridges collapse significantly less frequently than bridges made of steel or wood. Since the main causes of bridge collapses worldwide are floods and associated fluvial processes, such as scouring, debris flows, etc. and impacts, it is reasonable to assume that the high dead load of concrete bridges leads to an overall more robust behavior in these events. This paper will examine whether the IABSE collapse database confirms this hypothesis and whether indications of further causes can be identified. For this purpose, the IABSE collapse database is examined using artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) methods. However, the AI/ML analysis does not confirm the previous thesis. Possible reasons for the rejection of the thesis, such as the representativeness of the data, are also discussed. An extension of the database for events with large numbers of collapses is recommended.
Other Titles:14th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering(ICASP14)
Type of material:Conference Paper
Series/Report no:14th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering(ICASP14)
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