Integrated Pavement Management System with a Markovian Prediction Model

Khaled A. Abaza, Suleiman A. Ashur, Issam A. Al-Khatib
2004 Journal of transportation engineering  
An integrated pavement management system has been designed to provide the pavement engineers with an effective decisionmaking tool for planning and scheduling of pavement maintenance and rehabilitation ͑M&R͒ work. The developed system applies a discrete-time Markovian model to predict pavement deterioration with the inclusion of pavement improvement resulting from M&R actions. An effective decision policy with two major options has been used. The first option optimizes a generalized nonlinear
more » ... jective function that is defined in terms of proportions of pavement sections in the five deployed condition states, and is subjected to budget constraints. The second option minimizes M&R cost which is subjected to preset pavement condition requirements in terms of state proportions at the end of a selected study period. The system applies two approaches for the selection of pavement project candidates. The first approach is based on random selection of pavement sections within the same condition state, while the second one relies on worst-first selection within the same condition state. The optimization process is performed using two different optimization methods which are the penalty function method and uniform search method.
doi:10.1061/(asce)0733-947x(2004)130:1(24) fatcat:lk57qbjytnajnkbcthy6n6g4vi