BUILDING
MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES
JOURNAL FOR REASEARCH OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES

Supply and Demand in Engineering and Management

Abstract: 
All successful infrastructure products and processes exemplify the collaboration of engineering and economics in space and time. In their respective domains, the two specialized professions optimize supply and demand (S / D) of energy and money. If their priorities diverge, structural and economic failures result. The various stages of a bridge lifecycle and the transitions between them are examined as vulnerable nodes and links where diverging constraints of supply and demand must be reconciled. Robustness, resilience and sustainability are considered as properties which, if sufficiently defined, can model realistically the cost-effective performance of the infrastructure under varying conditions over extended lifecycles.
Article status: 
Published
Journal number: 
2021-04

Authors

Bojidar Yanev - Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Columbia University, New York

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