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|Author(s):||Christopher C. White; Kar T. Tan; Donald L. Hunston;|
|Title:||The Role of Service Life Prediction In Sustainability Determinations|
|Published:||February 14, 2011|
|Abstract:||Sustainability calculations are based on assumptions about the energy required to produce, transport place in-service items. A critical component of these calculations is the expected service life of the material, component or system. Estimates of the actual in-service performance are not based on scientifically validated methods or procedures. The resulting estimates have a significant uncertainty because they are based on past performance or best guess estimates. This paper will detail the economic outcomes of typical choices on a new construction building joint sealant job based on available choices. Following this examination, this paper will detail the barriers and progress toward achieving a scientifically validated prediction of the in-service performance.|
|Conference:||34th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society|
|Proceedings:||Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society|
|Dates:||February 13-16, 2011|
|Keywords:||Service life prediction, sealant, sustainability, Net Present Expense|
|Research Areas:||Building Materials, Service Life Prediction, Coatings/Sealants|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (18KB)|