Application of HDM-4 in the WSDOT Highway System

This project performed extensive study and systematic research on the application of the Highway Development and Management system (HDM-4) to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) highway system. Data processing, testing, calibration, and analysis were executed to provide the WSDOT with a new budget planning tool. HDM-4 flexible pavement deterioration models were calibrated with the assistance of the Washington State Pavement Management System. A method to calibrate concrete pavement deterioration models is proposed. This research also explored the application of HDM-4 analysis at the project, program, and strategic levels. The applications include prediction of pavement conditions during a defined analysis period, calculation of required budgets for optimal pavement conditions and maximum economic indicators, establishment of optimized work programs under varying levels of constrained budgets, and other applications for WSDOT.

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    Washington State Transportation Center

    University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 535
    Seattle, WA  United States  98105

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building, 310 Maple Park Avenue SE, P.O. Box 47300
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504-7300

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Li, Jianhua
    • Muench, Stephen T
    • Mahoney, Joe P.
    • White, George C
    • Pierce, Linda M
    • Sivaneswaran, Nadarajah
  • Publication Date: 2004-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Research Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 119p

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  • Accession Number: 01011095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WA-RD 588.1
  • Contract Numbers: Research Project T2695, Task 26
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2005 1:56PM