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dc.contributor.advisor Padgett, Jamie E.
dc.creatorTapia, Citlali
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-27T17:37:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-27T17:37:43Z
dc.date.created 2014-12
dc.date.issued 2014-12-04
dc.date.submitted December 2014
dc.identifier.citation Tapia, Citlali. "Pursuing Life-Cycle Sustainability for Bridges Subjected to Multiple Threats." (2014) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/88176.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/88176
dc.description.abstract Deteriorating bridges, particularly in regions most vulnerable to natural hazards, pose a threat to public safety. With increasing concern regarding sustainability, there is need to consider not only economic, but also environmental and social indicators of performance for bridges under natural hazards. This thesis presents two frameworks: a life-cycle sustainability analysis for quantifying risk-based sustainability indicators of bridge performance and a multi-objective optimization framework for selecting optimal retrofit and repairs based on sustainability objectives. Results highlight impacts retrofits have on reducing expected values of lifetime sustainability indicators and reveal relationships between lifetime environmental, economic, and social sustainability indicators for bridges subject to multiple threats. The frameworks are anticipated to help guide selection of retrofit and repair combinations by providing a set of optimal solutions, which enhance sustainability while ensuring safety and mitigating damage from natural disasters.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectSustainability
Life-cycle analysis
Bridge infrastructure
Multi-objective optimization
Seismic
Natural hazard mitigation
dc.title Pursuing Life-Cycle Sustainability for Bridges Subjected to Multiple Threats
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dueñas-Osorio, Leonardo
dc.contributor.committeeMember Stanciulescu, Ilinca
dc.contributor.committeeMember Blackburn, Jim
dc.date.updated 2016-01-27T17:37:43Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Civil and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science


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