Simulation as a tool for life cycle cost analysis

Khaled Shahata, Tarek Zayed

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Abstract

Life cycle cost is an essential approach to decide on alternative rehabilitation strategies for infrastructure systems. Monte Carlo simulation approach is used to develop a stochastic life cycle cost (SLCC) model and methodology in order to compare different rehabilitation scenarios/ alternatives for infrastructures, such as water mains. The presented research in this paper identifies several rehabilitation methods for water mains, which are classified into three main categories: repair, renovation, and replacement. The developed model helps academics and practitioners (e.g. municipal engineers) to predict the suitable new installation and/or rehabilitation programs as well as their corresponding costs, thereby, to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008
Pages2497-2503
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 7 Dec 200810 Dec 2008

Conference

Conference2008 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period7/12/0810/12/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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