THE IMPACT OF WHOLE LIFE COSTING ON THE DURABILITY DESIGN OF CONCRETE BRIDGES

This paper considers how better durability can be achieved for concrete bridges. Present methods of life cycle costing for engineering projects are outlined. The costing of bridge furniture is distinguished from the costing of the bridge structure. The maintenance costs of different forms of concrete are discussed. The effect of life expectancy and obsolescence are considered. A framework for future durability design is suggested. Areas where concrete durability can be addressed are listed. The relationships between required performance, loads and load effects, resistance options, the risk and reliability design arena and the final output are illustrated and explained. For the covering abstract see IRRD 873927.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 77-94

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM