A PAVEMENT FEEDBACK DATA SYSTEM

THE COMPLEX CHARACTER OF HIGHWAY PAVEMENTS COUPLED WITH EVER-INCREASING TRAFFIC VOLUMES AND VARIABILITY OF CLIMATIC CONDITIONS HAVE MADE IT IMPERATIVE THAT SERVICE LIFE DATA BE COLLECTED AND ANALYZED TO GUIDE THE DESIGN OF NEW AND RECONSTRUCTED PAVEMENTS. THE ROAD TEST APPROACH INEVITABLY OMITS SOME IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF PERFORMANCE AND THE MECHANISTIC APPROACH HAS THUS FAR FAILED TO YIELD THE RATIONAL DESIGN MODELS SOUGHT FOR SO LONG. THE MOST LOGICAL AND EFFICIENT METHOD OF STORING, RETRIEVING, AND ANALYZING VAST QUANTITIES OF DATA INVOLVED A MODERN ELECTRONIC COMPUTER SYSTEM PROGRAMMED TO PERFORM TYPICAL FILE PROCESSING AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FUNCTIONS FOR THE HIGHWAY DESIGN AND RESEARCH ENGINEER. PARTICULAR CARE MUST BE TAKEN TO PREVENT INTRUSION OF EXCESS OR IRRELEVANT DATA INTO THE SYSTEM SINCE THIS SOON LEADS TO SYSTEM OVERLOADING AND BREAKDOWN. THE NEEDS OF THE POTENTIAL HIGHWAY ENGINEER USERS MUST GOVERN SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT TO INSURE RESPONSIVENESS. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RESEARCH STUDY NO: 1-8-69-123
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  United States  78701

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Strom, O G
    • Hudson, W R
    • Brown, J L
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 143 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 123-12 Intrm Rept
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM