Performance models for rural roads

In the case of rural roads, the resources available for the maintenance of defective pavement sections are very limited. Thus, there is a need for developing an appropriate methodology to prioritize the road network for maintenance. Road performance equations predict the performance of the pavement over time and under various traffic, surface and environmental conditions. Performance equations relating to the pavement distress condition, such as drainage rating, edge drop, rut depth, roughness and cracking, have been developed in this paper on the basis of dependent variables on which the particular distress is mostly reliant. Data is collected a total of six times, from April 2007 to November 2009, twice a year, for rural roads, in the districts Jhabua, Dhar and Indore of Madhya Pradesh (MP). The performance models are developed using five time data. The sixth time data is used for validation of the developed models.

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  • Authors:
    • Bhatore, Atul
    • Tare, Vandana
  • Publication Date: 2014-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 87-93
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 42
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 01523176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2014 7:40PM