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Predictive engineering for aging infrastructure
Author(s): Leonard J. Bond
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the emerging field of predictive engineering. This is an integrated approach to life-cycle analysis, system monitoring, and management and usable-life prediction that is built on life assurance methodologies, measurements, data analysis and the application of predictive models applied to critical structures and systems. The science and technology that is now becoming predictive engineering has been developing over a period of nearly 30 years. Research is currently in progress to develop predictive engineering for application to critical defense infrastructure and systems, including units in the national conventional munitions stockpile, and to extend its application to elements in the critical national infrastructure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3588, Nondestructive Evaluation of Utilities and Pipelines III, (5 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339938
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Leonard J. Bond, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3588:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Utilities and Pipelines III
Walter G. Reuter, Editor(s)

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