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lntegration of whole life costing with reliability in optimal management of bridge networks



Title: lntegration of whole life costing with reliability in optimal management of bridge networks
Author(s): D. M. Frangopol, E. S. Gharaibeh, J. S. Kong, M. Miyake
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Intergrated Life-Cycle Design of Materials and Structures
Editor(s): A. Sarja
Print-ISBN: 951-758-408-3
e-ISBN: 235158029X
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 99 - 103
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 19
Language: English


Abstract: In the United States, it is recommended to apply the minimum expected life-cycle cost criterion to optimize the management of highway bridges. For this purpose, a realistic life-cycle cost estimation of highway bridges has to be developed and used to produce optimal expenditures for new and existing bridges under reliability constraints. These optimal expenditures have to take into account al1 expected costs from the design stage to the end
of the life span. This paper extends the methodology for optimal life-cycle management of individual bridges developed recently at the University of Colorado to bridge networks. This methodology integrates whole life costing with reliability in optimal management of bridge networks.


Online publication: 2000-04-30
Classification: LlFE CYCLE ACCOUNTING. OPTlMlZATlON AND DECISION-MAKING
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.019