Life-Cycle Cost Evaluation of Multiple Bridges in Road Network Considering Seismic Risk

@inproceedings{Furuta2005LifeCycleCE,
  title={Life-Cycle Cost Evaluation of Multiple Bridges in Road Network Considering Seismic Risk},
  author={Hitoshi Furuta and Kazuhiro Koyama and Miki Oi and Hiroyuki Sugimoto},
  year={2005}
}
Earthquakes are one of the major natural disasters that cause great losses in Japan. An attempt is made to introduce the effects of earthquake damage into life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis. LCC analysis is formulated to consider the social and economic effects resulting from the collapse of structures by earthquakes as well as the minimization of maintenance costs. A stochastic model of structural response is proposed that accounts for the variation caused by the uncertain characteristics of… CONTINUE READING