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The Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Structural Retrofit Techniques

Abstract The current study conducts a comparative LCA of two alternative structural retrofit/ strengthening techniques - steel jacketing, and the carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) retrofit. A cradle-to-gate system boundary is used for both techniques. The results indicated that the CFRP retrofit technique has merits over the conventional steel jacketing in all three impact categories covered by this study. This is primarily attribute to the much less material consumption for CFRP retrofit as compared to steel jacketing for achieving the same load carrying capability of the retrofitted bridge structures. Even though the transoceanic transportation of carbon fiber has been taken into account in this study, the energy consumption and environmental... (more)
Created Date 2013-05
Contributor Zhou, Hongyu (Author)
Subject Structural Retrofit / Life Cycle Assessment
Series Course Project Report Series
Type Text
Language English
Identifier Stock Number: SSEBE-CESEM-2013-CPR-009
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Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) / Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
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