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Determination of Life Cycle Cost of Reinforced Concrete Structures


Bhumika Chandekar , SAMCET Bhopal; Hitesh Kodwani, SAMCET


Concrete; Structures; Service Life; Cost; Durability


Structural design of concrete structures traditionally considered compressive strength and focuses over the initial cost of structural design and construction. However with time, material and structures degrades gradually and causes reduction in the integrity and reliability of a structure. Hence, maintenance of deteriorating concrete structures is required to upgrade the reliability and structural performance of concrete structures. It is now, required to make the optimum use of limited financial resources during inspection and maintenance. The present work proposed methodologies to determine the expected life, required maintenance and methods for estimating life-cycle cost of structures.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I120138
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2019
Page(s): 256-258

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