Upgraded Road Condition Evaluation Equipment

Road pavement condition evaluation data is an important input to the pavement management system. Manual measurement of road distress data is not only time consuming, it is also not practicable on roads with high traffic density. This paper describes road condition evaluation equipment developed at Central Road Research Institute (CRRI). The equipment is useful for expeditions and accurate measurement of road distress without disturbing the traffic. In the road condition evaluation survey system, surface distress data is collected while moving on the road at normal traffic speed. In the field video images of the road are recorded by two firewire video cameras mounted with their axis vertical to an adjustable frame fixed at the top of the Tata Sumo van. It covers a maximum of 3.5 m road width at a time thereby providing video recording of one lane width. Two additional cameras are used for recording the road asset. The videographic images can be processed further, through specially developed software, to generate a variety of reports in tabular, graphical and histogram formats for use in pavement maintenance, planning and management systems.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the publisher.
  • Authors:
    • Tewari, Y C
    • Chadha, Renu
    • Saint, R P
  • Publication Date: 2017-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 31-34
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 45
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 01675516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2018 3:56PM