Assessing the functional end of life of critical hydraulic structures in The Netherlands

A.M.R. Bakker, E.S. van Baaren, E.J.F. Hamerslag, C.J.J. Bodelier

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Abstract

Next decades, many hydraulic structures in the Netherlands will reach their end of life. Timely mitigation requires accurate estimates of the end of life. This appears however hard since many external drivers and multiple functions may lead in many plausible combinations to insufficient technical or functional performance. As a consequence, a complete integrated assessment is rather labour intensive and time consuming. This study shows a quick-scan of the end of life of five storm surge barriers and three other critical hydraulic structures in the Netherlands. The quick-scan reveals that sea-level rise is the major driver for the end of life of most coastal hydraulic structures since it impacts both the free discharge capacity and the flood protection function. Yet, the strategy to adapt the river delta to climate change may be even more important. Future developments are however such uncertain that the life time assessments may prove especially useful for the exploration of adaptive asset management strategies and to a lesser extent as an accurate planning tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife-Cycle of Structures and Infrastructure Systems - Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2023
Subtitle of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LIFE-CYCLE CIVIL ENGINEERING (IALCCE 2023), 2-6 JULY, 2023, POLITECNICO DI MILANO, MILAN, ITALY
EditorsFabio Biondini, Dan M. Frangopol
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages2598-2604
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-32302-0
ISBN (Print)9781003323020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventIALCCE 2023: Eighth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering - Leonardo campus of Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 Jun 20236 Jun 2023
https://ialcce2023.org/

Conference

ConferenceIALCCE 2023
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityMilan
Period2/06/236/06/23
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