A mathematical programming model for solving cost-safety optimization (CSO) problems in the maintenance of structures

@article{Piryonesi2017AMP,
  title={A mathematical programming model for solving cost-safety optimization (CSO) problems in the maintenance of structures},
  author={S Madeh Piryonesi and Mehdi Tavakolan},
  journal={KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering},
  year={2017},
  volume={21},
  pages={2226-2234}
}
Cost-Safety tradeoff analysis is one of the most challenging tasks of structural maintenance. Undoubtedly, developing an economic and efficient schedule for structural maintenance and rehabilitation is highly acknowledged. While meta-heuristic optimization algorithms have been used widely to determine the best maintenance strategies to provide more economical structures, we present a mathematical programming model to overcome the limitations of previous studies. In this paper a Mixed Integer… 
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