HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE

THE PROBLEM OF INTEGRATING MAINTENANCE INTO THE HIGHWAY DESIGN PROCESS IS STUDIED. TO CONSIDER MAINTENANCE AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE OVERALL DESIGN PROBLEM REQUIRES PREDICITION OF THE COSTS AND EFFECTS OF MAINTENANCE FOR PROPOSED DESIGNS. THE DETERMINISTIC MODEL PREDICTS THESE COSTS AND EFFECTS FOR LOW VOLUME ROADS AS A FUNCTION OF DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS, LOAD, ENVIRONMENT, AND THE PROPOSED MAINTENANCE POLICY, THE MODEL IS PROGRAMMED FOR COMPUTER USE IT IS USED, IN CONJUNCTION WITH PREDICTIONS OF CONSTRUCTION AND ROAD USER COSTS TO ESTIMATE THE TOTAL COST REQUIRED TO PROVIDE HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION. THIS ALLOWS COMPARISON OF STRATEGIES ON THE BASIS OF TOTAL COST OF TRANSPORTATION. THE RELATIVELY QUICK ESTIMATION OF FUTURE COSTS FOR COMPETING STRATEGIES ALSO ALLOWS THE APPLICATION OF OTHER DECISION MAKING TECHNIQUES. THE CONCEPTS OF DECISION THEORY AND MAINTAINABILITY ARE EXPLORED AS MEANS OF INCORPORATING UNCERTAINTY AND FUTURE CONSTRAINTS ON MAINTENANCE INTO THE DECISION PROCESS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tr-70-38, 261 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Urban Systems Laboratory, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Alexander, J A
    • Moavenzadeh, F
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 8 1971 12:00AM