Design and maintenance of concrete structures requires both engineering and sustainability limit states

M.R. Geiker, A. Michel, H. Stang, H. Vikan, M.D. Lepech

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Abstract

Huge sums are invested in the transportation infrastructure and the aging of the infrastructure is a recognized problem for the society. Reinforced concrete structures are - and will continue to be - a central part of the transportation infrastructure. Sustainable design and maintenance of reinforced concrete structures requires both engineering and sustainability limit states be considered. Reliable and valid multi-scale and multi-physics prediction models are needed for quantification of the environmental impact of the structures through their entire s as well as design optimization and maintenance planning. Demands for “a green change” and “circular materials economy” stresses the need for innovation in materials, design and processes used for establishing and maintaining a sustainable transportation infrastructure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision : Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering
PublisherCRC Press
Publication date2019
Pages987-991
ISBN (Print)9781138626331
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventSixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 28 Oct 201831 Oct 2018
Conference number: 6

Conference

ConferenceSixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering
Number6
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period28/10/201831/10/2018

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Geiker, M. R., Michel, A., Stang, H., Vikan, H., & Lepech, M. D. (2019). Design and maintenance of concrete structures requires both engineering and sustainability limit states. In Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (pp. 987-991). CRC Press.