Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Towner, Walter Thomas

Abstract

This project analyzed the current conditions of the underground coal bin used for storage on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Campus, and determined effective options for rehabilitation and replacement. Each option is designed to withhold loading due to trucks and pedestrians, and withstand exposure to water runoff, snow buildup and other environmental factors. Cost and value analyses were performed for each option including a net present value and axiomatic design matrix for the consideration of WPI’s decision-making process.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Major

Civil Engineering

Major

Management Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Business

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