Life-Cycle Civil Engineering contains the papers presented at the First International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE’08), held in Villa Monastero, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy, 10-14 June, 2008. It consists of a book and a CD-ROM containing 150 papers, including eight keynote papers and 142 technical contributions from 28 countries.
The papers deal with the state of the art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to all main aspects of life-cycle civil engineering. Major topics covered include: life-cycle damage processes, life-cycle assessment and design, life-cycle monitoring, maintenance and rehabilitation, life-cycle performance of special structures, life-cycle cost of structures and infrastructures, and life-cycle oriented computational tools.
This volume is aimed to significantly contribute to promote recent advances in the field of life-cycle civil engineering. It will serve as a valuable reference to all concerned with life-cycle performance of civil engineering systems, including students, researchers, and engineers from all sections of civil engineering.
Life-cycle damage processes
Life-cycle assessment and design
of aseismic structures based on finite element reliability analysis
assessment and prediction
Life-cycle monitoring, maintenance, and rehabilitation
Life-cycle performance of special structures
Life-cycle cost of structures and infrastructures
Life-cycle oriented computational tools
In designing civil engineering systems, the system performance must be considered as time-dependent. Therefore, a consistent design approach should comply with the desired performance not only at the intitial stage when the system is supposed to be in intact state, but also during its expected life-cycle. In recent years a considerable amount of research has been performed, and relevant advances have been accomplished in the fields of modeling, analysis, design, monitoring, maintenance and rehabilitation of deteriorating civil engineering systems. Nowadays these developments are perceived to be at the heart of civil engineering, which is currently undergoing a transition towards a life-cycle oriented design philosophy. For this reason, after a series of International Workshops on Life-Cycle Analysis and Design of Civil Engineering Infrastructure Systems, an International Association for Life Cycle Civil Engineering was created (IALCCE, www.ialcce.org).
This Book Series presents the outcome of the international symposia organized by IALCCE, covering the following area:
- life-cycle damage processes
- life-cycle assessment and design
- life-cycle monitoring, maintenance and rehabilitation
- life-cycle performance of special structures
- life-cycle cost of structures and infrastructures
- life-cycle oriented computational tools
The proceedings published in this Series will serve as a valuable reference to all concerned with life-cycle performance of civil engineering systems.