A COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR CONVERTING PAVEMENT CONDITION DATA TO INPUTS FOR PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT. SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF ASPHALT PAVEMENTS, VOLUME I, PROCEEDINGS, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, JULY 13-17, 1987, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

This paper describes a computerized analysis methodology called MAPCON, which takes pavement condition data and produces results useful for pavement management. The MAPCON system was developed during a Federal Highway Administration research project. In the project, eight state highway departments were studied to determine the types of pavement condition data collected, procedures used for collecting data, the inputs to the States' pavement management systems, and computer programs used by the States to analyze raw pavement condition data. Several computer programs were inherited by the project from previous research performed at the Pennsylvania State University. These programs were tested and modified. New programs, and other existing programs, were also identified, tested and modified. All of these programs (a total of 18) were incorporated into a microcomputer system. This system features menu driven program flow and fully interactive data input. MAPCON guides the user through selection of analysis method, raw data entry, and data analysis. The path taken by MAPCON is determined by the user's answers to questions presented on the screen. The types of data analyzed by MAPCON include safety, serviceability, structural capacity, surface condition, or a combination of the latter three. MAPCON presents a set of tools useful to pavement management and design engineers. The program converts raw pavement condition data to meaningful inputs for pavement management systems. It is available at the present time for implementation and use by highway agencies. Due to the wide variety of existing techniques and ever-changing technology, continued support for further research and development of MAPCON is desirable. Pavement technology is constantly changing and the MAPCON suite of analysis programs has the capabiltiy to change with the technology.

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    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • HUDSON, S W
    • Hudson, W R
    • Zaniewski, John P
  • Publication Date: 1987

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  • Accession Number: 00485648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1989 12:00AM