(OS9) Title : Steel Bridge Rehabilitation
(Kansai University, Japan), Kab- Soo Kyung (Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Korea)
In this special session, several papers on evaluation, assessment, repair and retrofit of fatigue and corrosion damage in steel highway and railway bridges will be presented and discussed. We have a number of steel highway and railway bridge structures especially in urban area in Korea and Japan. Some of those structures suffer various types of fatigue and corrosion damage, but replace of them should be too expensive, and restriction or close of the traffic could be hardly allowed. So, rehabilitation of those structures becomes of urgent and great importance. Speakers will be professors and experts on steel bridge structures who are working in universities, expressway companies and railway companies.