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An Optimization-LCA of a Prestressed Concrete Precast Bridge
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Life Cycle Cost Assessment of Preventive Strategies Applied to Prestressed Concrete Bridges Exposed to Chlorides

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Department of Construction Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Institute of Concrete Science and Technology (ICITECH), Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 845; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030845
Received: 23 February 2018 / Revised: 12 March 2018 / Accepted: 13 March 2018 / Published: 16 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Construction)
This paper applies Life Cycle Assessment methodology to aid in the decision making to select the preventive measure against chloride corrosion in concrete structures that works best for the socio-economic context of the structure. The assumed model combines the concepts of Life Cycle Cost Analysis and Social Life Cycle Analysis to assess the impacts on users derived from the maintenance activities associated with each alternative analyzed in terms of economic costs. The model has been applied to a prestressed concrete bridge to obtain a preventive measure that can reduce the total costs incurred over the period of analysis by up to 58.5% compared to the cost of the current solution. View Full-Text
Keywords: Life Cycle Assessment; Social Life Cycle Analysis; reinforced concrete; chloride corrosion; preventive measures Life Cycle Assessment; Social Life Cycle Analysis; reinforced concrete; chloride corrosion; preventive measures
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Navarro, I.J.; Yepes, V.; Martí, J.V. Life Cycle Cost Assessment of Preventive Strategies Applied to Prestressed Concrete Bridges Exposed to Chlorides. Sustainability 2018, 10, 845. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030845

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Navarro IJ, Yepes V, Martí JV. Life Cycle Cost Assessment of Preventive Strategies Applied to Prestressed Concrete Bridges Exposed to Chlorides. Sustainability. 2018; 10(3):845. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030845

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Navarro, Ignacio J.; Yepes, Víctor; Martí, José V. 2018. "Life Cycle Cost Assessment of Preventive Strategies Applied to Prestressed Concrete Bridges Exposed to Chlorides" Sustainability 10, no. 3: 845. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030845

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