Expected maintenance cost of deteriorating civil infrastructures

Dan M. Frangopol, Jung S. Kong

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Abstract

In a world where financial resources do not keep pace with the growing demand for maintenance of deteriorating civil infrastructures, it is imperative that those responsible for maintenance decisions make the best possible use of limited financial resources. Decision makers have to evaluate the expected maintenance cost of deteriorating civil infrastructures and to use benefit/cost techniques for finding the optimal resource allocation. This paper proposes a methodology for the evaluation of expected maintenance cost of deteriorating civil infrastructures by considering uncertainties associated with the application of subsequent maintenance actions. The methodology can be used to determine the expected number of maintenances of a deteriorating structure, or a group of deteriorating structures, during a specified time interval and the associated expected maintenance costs. The method can be easily programmed and incorporated into an existing software package for life-cycle costing of civil infrastructures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st US-Japan Workshop on Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems - Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems
Pages22-47
Number of pages26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event1st US-Japan Workshop on Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems - Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2000 Aug 72000 Aug 8

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 1st US-Japan Workshop on Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems - Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems
Volume304

Other

Other1st US-Japan Workshop on Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems - Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period00/8/700/8/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Ecological Modelling

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    Frangopol, D. M., & Kong, J. S. (2000). Expected maintenance cost of deteriorating civil infrastructures. In Proceedings of the 1st US-Japan Workshop on Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems - Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems (pp. 22-47). (Proceedings of the 1st US-Japan Workshop on Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems - Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems; Vol. 304). https://doi.org/10.1061/40571(304)2