Advanced Techniques in Railroad and Highway Engineering: Highway and Railroad Tunnel Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA)

Tunnels in general represent a significant financial investment with challenging design, construction, and operational issues. Tunnels that are not adequately planned, designed, and constructed usually require more costly and extensive repairs. Tunnel life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) is a data-driven tool that provides a detailed account of the total costs of the project over its expected life. In order to realize an optimal trade-off between investment and maintenance of tunnel projects, LCCA should be applied. The main problematic issue is the water infiltration through the tunnel, which is described in detail in this paper. LCCA has several applications, including help in selecting the best alternative to meet a project objective. Lifecycle cost analysis is a dynamic process. The feasibility study on selecting a tunnel or bridges goes beyond costs and LCCA e.g. the geological conditions, duration of construction, environmental impact, technology availability, constructability, and ecological and even political consideration dominates the decision.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 53-62
  • Monograph Title: Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economies: Resilience and Sustainability of Infrastructure

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  • Accession Number: 01698811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784482032
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Feb 23 2019 3:04PM