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Maintenance management of the hydraulic structures requires the selection of the most necessary maintenance intervention to ensure their proper operation and structural safety. Given the characteristics of these structures, many types of damage may appear, so it is not easy to take a decision. The purpose of this paper is to present the Prioritisation Index for the Management of Hydraulic Structures (PIMHS), a multi-criteria decision-making system based on the three axioms of sustainability (social, environmental and economic), which orders and prioritises non-similar maintenance investments in hydraulic structures. The results obtained show that PIMHS can be used by decision-makers to prioritise, in hydraulic structures, all kinds of maintenance interventions where the damages cannot lead to dam break.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [Structure and infrastructure engineering ] on [October 2015], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15732479.2014.964267
CitationPardo, F., Aguado, A. Investment priorities for the management of hydraulic structures. "Structure and infrastructure engineering", Octubre 2015, vol. 11, núm. 10, p. 1338-1351.
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