Bridge Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Using Artificial Neural Networks

  title={Bridge Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Using Artificial Neural Networks},
  author={Ali A. Asadi and A. H. Hadavi and Raymond J. Krizek},
Life-Cycle Cost analysis can significantly assist in making investment decisions. Several recent studies have recognized the potential benefits of Life-Cycle Cost analysis and call for use of such analyses when making infrastructure investments, including investments in bridges. The Life-Cycle Cost of a bridge consists of the total investment throughout the life of the bridge. This includes the initial construction cost, repair and rehabilitation costs, and all maintenance costs. The ability to… CONTINUE READING