Repair, Evaluation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation Research Program. REMR Management Systems-Navigation Structures. Management System for Miter Lock Gates
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IOWA STATE UNIV AMES ENGINEERING RESEARCH INST
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The objectives of this work were 1 to develop an inspection and rating system that uniformly and consistently describes the current condition of miter lock gate structures, and 2 to develop guidelines for the maintenance and repair of these structures. After inspection data are gathered, they are filed on a computer disk through a microcomputer program. The program will then compute the structural and functional condition indexes for miter lock gates. The program user can create a plot of condition index versus time and formulate a number of maintenance and repair solutions from a set of alternatives. Consequences of the various solutions are quantified by reevaluating the condition index. When the initial costs, expected life, downtime costs, interest rates, and inflation rates are known, a preliminary life cycle cost analysis can be performed. With this information, an experienced engineer can make a preliminary maintenance and repair plan for the structure.
- Civil Engineering