The paper reports on an investigation to develop a framework or model for a pavement management system (PMS) which would provide a rationale for the decision maker in selecting the optimum initial structural design and maintenance strategy for new pavements, and the optimum maintenance strategy for in-place (existing) pavements. In order to achieve this objective it was necessary to undertake the following tasks: identify pavement attributes; identify pavement maintenance alternatives; develop models for predicting pavement attributes; develop models for predicting costs; develop appropriate "tradeoffs" or utility functions for the pavement attributes to be included for optimization by the pavement management system. An additional objective for the development of the PMS is to recognize uncertainties in the models with regard to the ability to predict attributes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Technical Session, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 13-15 February 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    155 Experimental Engineering Building
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
  • Authors:
    • Peters, R
    • Morris, G
    • Finn, F N
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 605-635
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 47

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2003 12:00AM