Selected & recent refereed journal publications


  • Riascos-Ochoa J., Sanchez-Silva M., Akhavan-Tabatabaei R., 2014, Reliability analysis of shock-based deterioration using phase-type distributions. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 38, 88–101 (October)[DOI: 10.1016/j.probengmech.2014.09.004]
  • Buriticá J., Sánchez-Silva M., Tesfamariam S., 2013, A Hierarchical-based Approach to Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Power Transmission Systems. Structures and Infrastructure [DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2014.964732].
  • Gómez C., Sanchez-Silva M., Dueñas-Osorio L., 2013, An applied complex systems framework for risk–based decision–making in infrastructure engineering. Structural Safety, 50, 66-77, DOI:
  • Torres M.M., Sánchez-Silva M., Bastidas-Arteaga E., Schoefs F., Ozma-Cruz J.F., 2014, Non-destructive methods for measuring chloride ingress into concrete: State-of-the-art and future challenges. Construction and Building Materials. 68 (15) 68-81. DOI information:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.06.009.
  • Ghosh J., Padgett J. Sánchez-Silva M., 2014, Seismic Damage Accumulation of Highway Bridges in Earthquake Prone Regions. Earthquake Spectra, doi: 10.1193/120812EQS347M, August, 2013.
  • Caro S., Castillo D., Sanchez-Silva M, 2014, Methodology to Model the Uncertainty of Material Properties in Asphalt Pavements. ASCE- Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 26(3) 440-448.


  • Ballesteros-Cánovas J.A., Sanchez-Silva M. Bodoque J.M. Díez-Herrero A., 2013, An integrated approach to flood risk management: the case of Navaluenga (central Spain). Water Resources management, 27(8) 3051-3069.
  • Junca M. and Sánchez-Silva M., 2013, Optimal maintenance policy for permanently monitored infrastructure subjected to extreme events. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 33(1), 1-8.view pdf
  • Tesfamariam S., Sánchez-Silva M. and Rajeev P. , 2013, Effect of Material Properties and Topologic Irregularities on Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Buildings. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 17(4), 590-610.
  • Garcia-Lopez N.P., Sanchez-Silva M. , Medaglia A.L., Chateauneuf A., 2013, An improved robust topology optimization approach using multiobjective evolutionary algorithms. Computers and Structures, 125, 1-10.
  • Fisher, K., Virguez-Rodriguez E., Sanchez-Silva M., Faber M.H., 2013, On the assessment of marginal life saving costs for risk acceptance criteria. Structural Safety, 44, 37-46.view pdf
  • Junca M. and Sánchez-Silva M., 2013, Optimal Maintenance Policy for a Compound Poisson Shock Model. IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 62(1) 66-72.
  • Gómez C., Sanchez-Silva M., Dueñas-Osorio L. and Rosowsky D., 2013, Hierarchical infrastructure network representation methods for risk-based decision-making. Structures and Infrastructure Systems 9(3) 260-274.


  • Caicedo B., Ocampo M. and Sanchez-Silva M., 2012, An integrated method to optimize the infrastructure costs of public transportation systems. Structures and Infrastructure Systems 8(11), 1017-1033.view pdf
  • Sanchez-Silva M., Klutke G-A and Rosowsky D., 2012, Optimization of the design of infrastructure components subject to progressive deterioration and extreme loads. Structures and Infrastructure Systems, Structure And Infrastructure Engineering 8(7), 655-667.
  • Cely M.F., Ramos-Bonilla J.P., Sánchez-Silva M., Breysse P., 2012, Personal exposures to asbestos fibers during brake maintenance of passenger vehicles in Bogotá, Colombia. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 56(9), 985-999.


  • Tesfamariam S. and Sanchez-Silva M., 2011, A model for earthquake risk management based on life-cycle performance of structures. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 28(3), 261-278.view pdf
  • Gómez C., Buritica J., Sanchez-Silva M., Dueñas-Osorio L., 2011, Optimization-based decision-making for complex networks in disastrous events. Int. J. Risk Assessment and Management, 15(5/6), 417-436.view pdf
  • Caro, S., Masad, E., Sanchez-Silva, M., and Little, D., 2011, Stochastic micro-mechanical modeling of asphalt mixtures subjected to moisture diffusion processes. Int. J. Numer. Anal. Meth. Geomech, 35, 1079–1097. view pdf
  • Garcia-Lopez N.P., Sanchez-Silva M. , Medaglia A.L., Chateauneuf A., 2011, A hybrid topology optimization methodology combining simulated annealing and SIMP. Computers and Structures, 89 (2), 1512–1522.view pdf
  • Sanchez-Silva M., Klutke G-A and Rosowsky D., 2011, Life-cycle performance of structures subject to multiple deterioration mechanisms, Structural Safety, 33 (3), 206–217.view pdf
  • Ballesteros Cánovas J.A., Bodoque J.M., Díez-Herrero A. Sanchez-Silva M., Stoffel M., 2011, Calibration of floodplain roughness and estimation of palaeoflood discharge based on tree-ring evidence and hydraulic modeling. Journal of Hydrology, 403, 103–115.view pdf
  • Bastidas E., Chateauneuf A. Sánchez-Silva M., Bressolette P. and Schoefs F., 2011, A comprehensive probabilistic model of chloride ingress in unsaturated concrete. Engineering Structures 33, 720-730.view pdf


  • Caro, S., E. Masad, Bhasin, A., Little, D. and Sánchez -Silva, M., 2010, Stochastic micromechanical model of the deterioration of asphalt mixtures subject to moisture diffusion processes. Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT), 79, 221-252.view pdf
  • Shiping Wei, Sánchez-Silva M., Trejo D., 2010, Microbial mediated deterioration of reinforced concrete structures. International Journal of International Biodeterioration \& Biodegradation, 64, 748-754.view pdf
  • Gómez C.H., Castiblanco D.J., Sánchez-Silva M., 2010, Aproximación integral a la evaluación y manejo de riesgos sobre la infraestructura urbana [{\it Comprehensive approach to the assessment and management of risk in urben infrastruture}]. Revista de Ingeniería, Universidad de Los Andes., 31, 84-96.
  • Bastidas E., Schoefs F., Chateauneuf A. Sánchez-Silva M., and Capra B., 2010, Probabilistic evaluation of the sustainability of maintenance strategies for RC structures exposed to chloride ingress. International Journal of Engineering Under Uncertainty: Hazards, Assessment and Mitigation, 2 (1-2), 61-74.view pdf
  • Bastidas E., Chateauneuf A. Sánchez-Silva M., Bressolette P. and Schoefs F., 2010, Influence of weather and global warming in chloride ingress into concrete: a stochastic approach. Structural Safety, 32, 238–249.view pdf


  • Bastidas E., Bressolette P., Chateauneuf A. Sánchez-Silva M., 2009, Probabilistic lifetime assessment of RC structures under coupled corrosion–fatigue deterioration processes. Structural Safety, 31, 84–96.view pdf
  • Kumar R., Gardoni P., Sanchez-Silva M., 2009, Effect of cumulative seismic damage and corrosion on life-cycle cost of reinforced concrete bridges. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics 38 (7), 887 – 905.view pdf
  • Sánchez-Silva M., Rosowsky D.V., Guikema S., 2009, Optimization model for design and operation of transport networks in seismic regions. ASCE – Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 15 (2), 70-79.view pdf


  • Sánchez-Silva M., Rosowsky D.V., 2008, Risk, reliability and sustainability in the developing world. ICE – Structures; Special issue on Structural sustainability, 161 (4), 189-198.view pdf
  • Bastidas E., Sánchez-Silva M., Chateneuf A., Ribas Silva M., 2008, Coupled reliability model of biodeterioration and chloride ingress for reinforced concrete structures. Structural Safety. 30 (2), 110-129.view pdf
  • Santander C.F., Sánchez-Silva M., 2008, Design and maintenance-program optimization for large infrastructure systems. Int. J. of Structures and Infrastructure Systems, 4(4),297-309.view pdf
  • Sánchez-Silva M., Rosowsky D.V., 2007, Biodeterioration of construction materials: state of the art and future challenges. J. of Materials, ASCE, 20 (5) 352-365.view pdf


  • Sánchez-Silva M., Arroyo O., Junca M., Caro S., Caicedo B., 2006, Reliability based design optimization of asphalt pavements. Int. J. of Pavement Engineering, 4 (6) 281-294.view pdf
  • Sánchez-Silva M., Arroyo O., 2005, Comparing target spectral design acceleration values by using different acceptability criteria. Structural safety, 27 (2) 73-91.view pdf
  • Sánchez-Silva M., Daniels M., Lleras G., Patiño D., 2005, A transport network Reliability Model for the efficient allocation of resources. Transport research, Part B, 39 (1), 47-63.view pdf

Before 2004

  • Sánchez-Silva M., Rackwitz R., 2004, Implications of the High Quality Index in the design of optimum structures to withstand earthquakes. J. of Structures, ASCE, 130(6), 969-977. view pdf
  • Marek P., Gustar M., Sánchez-Silva M., 2002, Nuevos conceptos para la evaluación de la confiabilidad en el diseño estructural [{\it Approaches for structural reliability assessment}]. Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructura Civil, 2 (2), 33-45.
  • Sánchez-Silva M. Y Rackwitz R., 2002, Optimization and the life quality index as an alternative for the development of new design regulations. Int. Journal of Structural Engineering, 29 (1), 19-29.
  • Daniels M., Sánchez-Silva M., 2002, Modelación de la confiabilidad y optimización de la inversión en infraestructura vial. Revista de Ingenieiría Universidad de los Andes 16, 74-80.
  • Espinoza J.P., Sánchez-Silva M., 2001, Revisión de los criterios de confiabilidad del código de diseño estructural como alternativa para la competitividad. Revista de Ingenieiría Universidad de los Andes 13, 31-36.
  • Lleras G., Sánchez-Silva M., 2001, Vulnerability analysis of Highway Networks, methodology and case study. Institution of Civil Engineers ICE– Transport, 147 (4), 223-230.
  • Sánchez-Silva M., 2001, Basic concepts on risk analysis and the decision making process. Civil and Environmental Systems in Civil Engineering, 18, 255-277.
  • Sánchez-Silva M., García L., 2001, Earthquake damage assessment using fuzzy logic and Neural networks. Earthquake Spectra, 17 (1), 89-112.
  • Sánchez-Silva M., Yamín L.E., Caicedo B., 2000, Lessons form the 19 of January 1999 in Central Colombia. Earthquake Spectra, 16 (2), 493-510.
  • Sánchez-Silva M., Blockley D.I., Taylor C. A., 1996, Uncertainty Modeling of Earthquake hazards. Journal of Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, 11 (1).
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