SYSTEMS ANALYSIS APPROACH TO THE CREATION OF MATHEMATICAL MODELS TO PREDICT HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE COSTS

THE RESEARCH WHICH IS DESCRIBED IS AN ATTEMPT AT WRITING A SERIES OF MODELS TO PREDICT WHAT FUNDS SHOULD BE ALLOCATED TO MAINTAIN THE STATE-MAINTAINED ROADWAY SYSTEMS. PROBLEMS SUCH AS QUANTIFICATION OF LEVEL OF MAINTENANCE, OF MAINTENANCE ADEQUACY, OF ROADWAY SURFACE CONDITION, ETC. ARE DEFINED AND THE RESEARCHER'S APPROACH TO THE SOLUTION OF THESE PROBLEMS IS DESCRIBED. THE ANALYSIS OF THE ROADWAY SYSTEM, FROM THE MAINTENANCE STANDPOINT, REQUIRES SOME CREATIVE DESIGN IN QUANTIFICATION OF VARIABLES AS WELL AS THE USE OF THE TRANSITIONAL STATISTICAL AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES TO SOLVE PROBLEMS WHICH ARE PART OF A COMPLEX SYSTEM. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana State University and Agriculture & Mechanical College, Baton Rouge

    Baton Rouge, LA  USA  70803
  • Authors:
    • Mann, L
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Accession Number: 00218253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Operations Res Soc America Bulletin
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1994 12:00AM