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Paving the path to a sustainable life cycle management of drinking water reservoirs by means of performance oriented condition assessment and tailor-made material design

Gerdes, Andreas; Schwotzer, Matthias

Abstract (englisch):
The technical infrastructure plays a decisive role in the economic and societal development. Maintaining its functionality is thus a major challenge for the future and therefore represents a market segment of the construction industry with a high growth potential. This certainly holds true for water supply infrastructure. The main objective is to extend the service life of the structures by preventing damages. There are many reasons for a continuously growing number of material failures occurring before the planned service life is achieved. In this regard, factors such as inadequate building material quality, shortcomings in planning and execution, as well as stress caused by changing environmental and operational loads have to be addressed. Furthermore, it is already clear that megatrends such as climate change, resource scarcity or globalization will significantly change the development, maintenance and repair of the entire technical infrastructure and thus also the area of water supply. As a result, the stakeholders along the value chain will have to continuously face new challenges. The development of prevention concepts plays a ... mehr


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Funktionelle Grenzflächen (IFG)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen ID: 1000082368
HGF-Programm 34.15.01; LK 01
Erschienen in H2OSummit, 1st International Water Congress 2018, Rovinj, Croatia, 18.-21.04.2018
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