GENERAL CONCEPTS OF SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AS APPLIED TO PAVEMENTS

A pavement management system can incorporate a large number of activities in planning, design, construction, maintenance, evaluation, and research. Its principal purpose is to achieve the best possible use of available funds, consistent with providing safe and smooth pavements. Systems analysis methods can provide a means for the comprehensive and efficient handling of the various activities and for achieving the desired end result. This paper demonstrates that such systems methodology can be used to provide a framework for the pavement management activities as well as provide the techniques for developing actual working management systems. It describes the general nature and applicability of the systems methodology, and it defines the basic structure of a pavement management system. The various levels of management are indicated. Design, one of the major subsystems, is selected as an example of the more in-depth use that might be made of systems analysis methods. Particular consideration is given to the input information needs of the designer, the generation of alternative design strategies, the nature of the outputs, and the economic evaluation of the outputs for selecting an optimal strategy.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 3-15
  • Monograph Title: Pavement design and management systems
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023564
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM