PROPOSAL FOR A SYSTEM OF EVALUATION OF THE LEVEL OF SERVICE OF A HIGHWAY, BASED ON THE USE OF AUSCULTATION EQUIPMENT

PROPUESTA DE SISTEMA DE VALORACION DEL NIVEL DE SERVICIO DE UNA CARRETERA BASADA EN LA UTILIZACION DE APARATOS DE AUSCULTACION

TO PLAN ADEQUATE PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOR HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE, IT IS NECESSARY TO ACQUIRE THE RELEVANT DATA "IN-SITU" BY MEANS OF SPECIALLY DEVELOPED AUSCULTATION EQUIPMENT FOR PROVIDING MECHANICAL, GEOMETRIC AND TECHNICAL PARAMETERS FROM A KNOWLEDGE OF WHICH IT IS POSSIBLE TO CHOOSE AN INVESTMENT POLICY BEST ADAPTED TO EACH PARTICULAR CASE. THE ARTICLE PROPOSES A SYSTEM OF EVALUATION OF THE STATE OF A HIGHWAY, BOTH FROM THE STRUCTURAL AND GEOMETRICAL POINT OF VIEW, AND THE SAFETY OF THE USERS. A COMPARISON IS MADE OF THE PARAMETERS GIVEN BY AUSCULTATION EQUIPMENT WITH QUALITY CRITERIA TO ESTABLISH THE THRESHOLDS OF INTERVENTION DEPENDING ON ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, SAFETY AND THE STRUCTURAL CAPACITY OF THE HIGHWAY. THE SYSTEM PROPOSES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDEX OF EVALUATION WHICH CAN BE USED TO COMPARE THE DIFFERENT HIGHWAYS, AND TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM OF PRIORITIES AND A PLANNING PROCESS FOR THE WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT.

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  • Accession Number: 01289302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 1:43AM