Road User Effects Related to Pavement Degradation Based on the Highway Development and Management Tools

The article describes the history of research in Road User Effects Models and current knowledge in the area. It stakes out basic principles such as transport cost categories, forces opposing motion, free speeds and vehicle operating cost calculation principles. It presents a method to calculate travel time savings and vehicle operating costs savings related to repair of pavement at a certain state of degradation by utilization of the third generation of Highway Design and Maintenance (HDM-III) Road User Cost coefficients. A method to derive a model for Road User Cost calculation related to pavement degradation levels from contemporary Highway Development and Management Tools (HDM-4) is presented. Case study highlights the different outcomes when these models are used and results for selected vehicle categories are provided in conclusion of this article.


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  • Accession Number: 01715991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2019 3:24PM