DEVELOPING A PAVEMENT FEEDBACK DATA SYSTEM

ONE OF THE KEY PHASES OF PAVEMENT DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT IS PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. THIS ACTIVITY IS VITAL TO THE SUCCESSFUL IMPROVEMENT AND UPDATING OF ANY DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT WORKING SYSTEM, SUCH AS THAT DEVELOPED FOR THE TEXAS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. A FEEDBACK DATA SYSTEM, WHICH INVOLVES THE SYSTEMATIC COLLECTION, STORAGE, AND RETRIEVAL OF DATA, IS IN TURN THE MAJOR COMPONENT OF PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. THIS PAPER DESCRIBES THE INITIAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF SUCH A SYSTEM THAT IS PART OF THE OVERALL DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. THE ROLE OF A PAVEMENT FEEDBACK DATA SYSTEM WITHIN THE AREA OF PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT IS DISCUSSED. ITS RELATION TO OTHER DATA FILES IN THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT IS CONSIDERED, AND THE FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS ARE DISCUSSED. A COMPONENT FORMAT FOR THE DATA SYSTEM, INVOLVING A NUNBER OF VARIABLES WITHIN A SUGGESTED CLASSIFICATION OF DATA FILES, IS DESCRIBED. SOME IMPLEMENTATION REQUIREMENTS IN TERMS OF DATA FLOWS AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ARE CONSIDERED.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 162-172
  • Monograph Title: Pavement technology
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 15 1973 12:00AM