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Benchmarking of Life Cycle Assessment for Bridges

dc.contributor.advisorSimoes Rigueiro Maria Constanca
dc.contributor.authorPylypchyk Liliia
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-02T11:04:07Z
dc.date.available2018-07-02T11:04:07Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-07
dc.identifierKOS-779034218705
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10467/78306
dc.description.abstractBridges play essential role in the infrastructure network and are covered with the significant investment volume. In comparison to buildings, bridges are long-living structures and are designed for the minimum service life of 100 years according to Eurocode. Consequently, it draws the special focus on the sustainability of bridge construction. In a global term, benchmarking is used as a project management tool. It found its particular application to bridges in measuring the level of structural performance of its structural components at operation stage or assessing the ?reasonable? cost of its critical components when comparing with projects of similar size and scope. Despite the effort for sustainability studies in buildings, the sustainable benchmarking of infrastructural network, and, particularly, bridges, remains understudied. Here in this work the sustainable benchmarking of the motorway bridges is proposed. Based on the certified methodology of the life cycle assessment and being compliant with the prescriptions of Eurocodes, the results can be easily incorporated to the whole concept of sustainable bridge design.The work can be split in two main parts. First one is dedicated to the compilation of the case studies and assessment of the environmental and social life cycle performance of the bridges using the methodology of the integral life cycle assessment, developed in [1] and valorised in [2] and [3]. Three different types of reference bridges were studied over the entire life-cycle. Second part of the thesis is dedicated to the establishment of the reference values (benchmarks) of the environmental and social sustainable indicators of the life cycle performance of the selected bridges. The summary of the results of life cycle assessment and sustainable benchmarks are the quantitative outcome of present research work. The conclusions for three types of motorway bridges are given along with the recommendations for the potential improvement and development. Established values may be used by designers and authorities for the assessment of sustainable environmental and social life cycle performance gap for the considered bridge, giving the quantitative esteem. The provided benchmarks can also be used guiding the designers in the setting targets for the potential improvement in the sustainable performance of the bridge under consideration.cze
dc.description.abstractBridges play essential role in the infrastructure network and are covered with the significant investment volume. In comparison to buildings, bridges are long-living structures and are designed for the minimum service life of 100 years according to Eurocode. Consequently, it draws the special focus on the sustainability of bridge construction. In a global term, benchmarking is used as a project management tool. It found its particular application to bridges in measuring the level of structural performance of its structural components at operation stage or assessing the ?reasonable? cost of its critical components when comparing with projects of similar size and scope. Despite the effort for sustainability studies in buildings, the sustainable benchmarking of infrastructural network, and, particularly, bridges, remains understudied. Here in this work the sustainable benchmarking of the motorway bridges is proposed. Based on the certified methodology of the life cycle assessment and being compliant with the prescriptions of Eurocodes, the results can be easily incorporated to the whole concept of sustainable bridge design. The work can be split in two main parts. First one is dedicated to the compilation of the case studies and assessment of the environmental and social life cycle performance of the bridges using the methodology of the integral life cycle assessment, developed in [1] and valorised in [2] and [3]. Three different types of reference bridges were studied over the entire life-cycle. Second part of the thesis is dedicated to the establishment of the reference values (benchmarks) of the environmental and social sustainable indicators of the life cycle performance of the selected bridges. The summary of the results of life cycle assessment and sustainable benchmarks are the quantitative outcome of present research work. The conclusions for three types of motorway bridges are given along with the recommendations for the potential improvement and development. Established values may be used by designers and authorities for the assessment of sustainable environmental and social life cycle performance gap for the considered bridge, giving the quantitative esteem. The provided benchmarks can also be used guiding the designers in the setting targets for the potential improvement in the sustainable performance of the bridge under consideration.eng
dc.language.isoENG
dc.publisherČeské vysoké učení technické v Praze. Vypočetní a informační centrum.cze
dc.publisherCzech Technical University in Prague. Computing and Information Centre.eng
dc.rightsA university thesis is a work protected by the Copyright Act. Extracts, copies and transcripts of the thesis are allowed for personal use only and at one?s own expense. The use of thesis should be in compliance with the Copyright Act http://www.mkcr.cz/assets/autorske-pravo/01-3982006.pdf and the citation ethics http://knihovny.cvut.cz/vychova/vskp.html.eng
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dc.subjectLife Cycle Assessment,bridges,benchmarks,potential improvementcze
dc.subjectLife Cycle Assessment,bridges,benchmarks,potential improvementeng
dc.titleBenchmarking of Life Cycle Assessment for Bridgescze
dc.titleBenchmarking of Life Cycle Assessment for Bridgeseng
dc.typeMAGISTERSKÁ PRÁCEcze
dc.typeMASTER'S THESISeng
dc.date.accepted2018-02-07
dc.contributor.refereeSimoes da Silva Luis Alberto Proenca
theses.degree.disciplineSustainable Constructions under Natural Hazards and Catastrophic Eventscze
theses.degree.grantorkatedra ocelových a dřevěných konstrukcícze
theses.degree.programmeCivil Engineeringcze


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