Combined effects of several complex phenomena cause the deterioration of elements of steel hydraulic structures on the nation's lock systems: loss of protective systems, corrosion, cracking and fatigue, impacts, and overloads. This paper presents examples of deterioration of steel hydraulic structures. A method for predicting future deterioration based on current conditions is also presented. This paper also includes a procedure for developing deterioration curves when condition state data is available. © 2014 Guillermo A. Riveros and Elias Arredondo.
Riveros, G. A., & Arredondo, E. (2014). Predicting future deterioration of hydraulic steel structures with markov chain and multivariate samples of statistical distributions. Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/360532