GENIA: Tool for Digitizing the Operational Flow Associated with the Main Inspections of Highway Bridges
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Author/sPiñero Santiago, Ignacio; Garmendia Arrieta, Leire; Santamaría León, Amaia; Pérez Salazar, Laura
This paper presents a value-based assessment method to assess the condition of a road bridge based on visual inspection. The method has been developed following MIVES, a multi-criteria model for decision making that evaluates alternatives through an index value. This method increases the objectivity and consistency in the assessment of bridges condition by establishing general criteria to identify damage and automatically quantifying their relative importance. For this purpose, firstly, bridge components and types of damage have been classified, secondly, damage indicators have been defined, and finally, relative weights and value functions have been assigned to each indicator. The value-based assessment method has been implemented in a tool called GENIA, a user-friendly tool that facilitates data management and processing, and provides additional utilities as visualization of results, reporting of specific warnings for indicators that exceed alarm thresholds and recommendation for repair ...