Master of Science (MS)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (Engineering)
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Matthew Jacob Trussoni
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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an important tool assessing environmental impacts of the entire life cycle of a product or service. It provides an alternative method to enable reducing carbon emission and embodied energy (EE). The purpose of this study is to use LCA to compare two different structural materials used as reinforcement in a concrete bridge. The two materials are conventional steel reinforcement and Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP). The results show that FRP reinforced bridge produces 50% less carbon dioxide and requires 59% less EE throughout all the stages of LCA based on predicted equal life-span of two bridge applications.
Life Cycle Assessment, Fiber Reinforced Polymer, Carbon Emission, Embodied Energy
Ozcoban, Ezgi, "Comparison of Reinforced Concrete Bridge and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bridge Using Life Cycle Assessment" (2017). Open Access Theses. 674.