Comparative study of different bridge concepts based on life-cycle cost analyses and life-cycle assessment
Paper in proceedings, 2013

Sustainable development has gained increasing interest in the bridge industry in the recent years, with special regard to economic and environmental impacts. In line with this, holistic approaches considering all costs and environmental impacts in a life-cycle perspective are needed. The aim of this study is to conduct a life-cycle cost analysis and life-cycle assessment of four different bridge design alternatives; a conventional steel-concrete composite bridge and three steel bridges with fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) deck. The results reveal that two design alternatives for steel-FRP bridges are competitive in terms of costs and environmental impacts compared with the conventional bridge option

LCC

life-cycle assessment

LCA

composite

sustainability

bridge

life-cycle cost analysis

FRP

Author

Valbona Mara

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Reza Haghani Dogaheh

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Amanda Sagemo

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Linnea Storck

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Dan Nilsson

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Infrastructure Engineering

ISBN

978-098759301-6

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Created

10/7/2017