This report described in detail the rehabilitation and maintenance optimization system (RAMS) that has been developed for use by District offices in the state of Texas. The procedure involves the use of a computer program which is completely documented, including a User's Guide, in this report. The input data that are required include the current condition rating of all segments of the District's roadway network which are considered to be candidates for rehabilitation or maintenance work each year. The program uses an integer programming technique devised by Toyoda and Senju and adapted to this use at Texas Transportation Institute. Examples problems are worked to compare the results using this method with those of another procedures, including the continuous linear variable technique used in linear programming, and the intuitive procedure currently being used by the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. The results show that there is a distinct advantage to using the proposed method. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Work done in cooperation with FHWA. Study Title: Flexible Pavement Evaluation and Rehabilitation. Sponsored by Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011
  • Authors:
    • Ahmed, N V
    • Lu, D Y
    • Lytton, R L
    • Mahoney, J P
    • Phillips, D T
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWATX78-207-3, FCP 45D1-164
  • Contract Numbers: 2-8-75-207
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM