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A life-cycle approach for quay walls

Title: A life-cycle approach for quay walls
Author(s): W. Kortlever
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: 248 - 252
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 10
Language: English

Abstract: This paper is a short introduction into the way port infrastructure is designed up till now and the maintenance problems which arise, sometimes even soon ah'er port infrastructure like quay walls has been put into use.
An alternative approach is given in which, by means of risk analysis, the foreseeable and dominant ageing mechanisms for critical details are determined. In alternative scenario's the expected maintenance problems are tackled with proactive, preventive or corrective measures.
On basis of whole-life-costing (net-present-value), i.e. means owner costs like investment, future inspections and maintenance together with benefis and user risks, the best scenario is chosen.

Online publication: 2000-04-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.045

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