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A system approach for replacement strategy of hydraulic structures

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Author: Wiel, W.D. van der · Klanker, G. · Klerk, W.J. · Persoon, E. · Wessels, J. · Wit, A. de
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema
Source:Bakker, J.Frangopol, D.M.Breugel, K. van, 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016. 16 October 2016 through 20 October 2016, 492-499
Identifier: 762737
ISBN: 9781138028470
Keywords: Architecture and Building · Climate change · Cost benefit analysis · Cost effectiveness · Economics · Hydraulic structures · Uncertainty analysis · Cost-effective solutions · Buildings and Infrastructures · 2015 Urbanisation · 2015 Fluid & Solid Mechanics · SR - Structural Reliability · TS - Technical Sciences


Many of the Dutch movable hydraulic structures are exceeding lifetime expectancy based on the then-current standards and regulations. Also signs of ageing become apparent, regulations (e.g. about structural safety) get more and more strict and functional requirements have often increased over time due to climate change and socio-economic developments. Therefore Rijkswaterstaat wants to ensure that these hydraulic structures (and it’s system of operation) always complies to an adequate performance level. This by setting up an systematic approach replacing hydraulic structures based on their cost-effectiveness and future uncertainties. To provide useful information regarding this method a probabilistic performance framework has been set up. This framework links the performance of the object (IJmuiden Pumping Station) with the performance of the system (Noordzeekanaal & Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal) and defines, analyses and considers different measures for the object and so-called ‘adaptation’ pathways, providing insight in the most cost effective solutions considering future uncertainties