COMPARISON OF INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGNS FOR QUAY WALL AND SMALL BRIDGES IN CONCRETE, STEEL, WOOD AND COMPOSITES WITH REGARD TO THE CO2-EMISSION AND THE LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS

  • David DUDOK VAN HEEL Delft University of Technology
  • Trude MAAS Delft University of Technology
  • Jarit DE GIJT Delft University of Technology
  • Mozafar SAID Public Works Rotterdam

Abstract

This paper describes quay wall and bridge designs in different materials, which are compared with regard to the CO2-emission and the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). For this study the requirements and boundary conditions  from  the  Euromax  Terminal  quay  wall,  in  the  Port  of  Rotterdam,  have  been  used.  The preliminary designs of this quay wall (made during the tender phase) are presented. They consist of a concrete diaphragm wall and a steel combi wall. New designs have been proposed for the materials wood and composites. These designs resulted in a retaining wall of Azobé and a sandwich panel of Fiber Reinforced Polymers. For these four quay  wall designs cost estimations were made. For the bridge comparisons four structures, all built in the city of Rotterdam, have been considered. After completing the designs, the CO2-emission during the lifetime of these structures was calculated. In addition several other impact categories have been determined with help of an LCA.

Published
2011-08-01
How to Cite
DUDOK VAN HEEL, David et al. COMPARISON OF INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGNS FOR QUAY WALL AND SMALL BRIDGES IN CONCRETE, STEEL, WOOD AND COMPOSITES WITH REGARD TO THE CO2-EMISSION AND THE LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS. EACEF - International Conference of Civil Engineering, [S.l.], v. 1, p. 041, aug. 2011. Available at: <http://proceeding.eacef.com/ojs/index.php/EACEF/article/view/234>. Date accessed: 19 may 2024.
Section
Group of Building Materials Engineering (Nanotechnology)