The conceptual feasibility of automating the major maintenance activities of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was evaluated. This involved a detailed analysis of TxDOT's maintenance budget, individual surveys of TxDOT personnel, and a broad-based technical investigation. As a result of the evaluation, automated crack sealing was identified as a high-need area and a review of the technical feasibility of implementing this procedure was undertaken. This article presents a discussion of automated crack-sealing equipment, developed on the basis of a graphically controlled, XY-table design.

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    • This article is one of five in this issue of TR News that focus on automation and robotics in highway design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Haas, C
    • Dailey, C
  • Publication Date: 1995-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 8-11
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 176
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
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    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 00675210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1995 12:00AM