THE ANALYSIS OF HIGHWAY PAVEMENT SYSTEMS

A MODEL FOR DESCRIBING THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ENGINEERED FACILITY IS PRESENTED FROM THE USER'S POINT OF VIEW. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT PERFORMANCE MAY BE DESCRIBED IN TERMS OF SERVICEABILITY, RELIABILITY, AND MAINTAINABILITY. SERVICEABILITY IS THE QUALITY OF PROVIDING SATISFACTORY SERVICE TO THE USER AND IS EVALUATED THROUGH APPLICATIONS OF UTILITY THEORY. RELIABILITY IS THE PROBABILITY THAT ADEQUATE SERVICEABILITY WILL BE MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY'S DESIGN LIFE; IT MAY BE PREDICTED BY USE OF A SEMIMARKOV PROCESS APPROACH. MAINTAINABILITY IS A MEASURE OF THE EFFORT REQUIRED DURING A FACILITY'S SERVICE LIFE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE SERVICEABILITY. METHODS FOR ANALYSIS ARE SUGGESTED AND APPLIED TO EXISTING DATA TO SHOW HOW THE MODEL MAY BE USED IN PRACTICE TO YIELD ENGINEERED FACILITIES HAVING GOOD PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS. THE MODEL AND ITS USE ARE VIEWED IN A PERSPECTIVE OF THE GOALS OF THE LARGER SYSTEM OF WHICH THE ENGINEERED FACILITY IS A PART. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 78-85
  • Monograph Title: Theory of pavement design
  • Serial:

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  • Accession Number: 00205869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1971 12:00AM