An analytical solution for the finite-horizon pavement resurfacing planning problem

Yanfeng Ouyang, Samer Madanat

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    Abstract

    This paper presents an analytical approach for planning highway pavement resurfacing activities in the case of continuous pavement state and continuous time. It solves for the optimal resurfacing frequency and intensity that minimize life-cycle costs in a finite horizon. Optimality conditions are derived analytically, and a simple algorithm is developed to solve for the exact optimal solution. The optimal resurfacing strategy is found to be consistent with findings previously obtained by using an approximate approach and the strategy obtained for the infinite-horizon problem.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)767-778
    Number of pages12
    JournalTransportation Research Part B: Methodological
    Volume40
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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    Pavements
    Highway planning
    Planning
    planning
    life cycle
    Life cycle
    costs
    Costs
    Pavement
    Analytical solution
    Finite horizon
    time
    Continuous time
    Life cycle cost
    Optimality conditions
    Optimal strategy
    Optimal solution
    Infinite horizon

    Keywords

    • Calculus of variations
    • Life-cycle costs
    • Optimization
    • Pavement resurfacing
    • Policies
    • Threshold structure

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Transportation
    • Management Science and Operations Research

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    An analytical solution for the finite-horizon pavement resurfacing planning problem. / Ouyang, Yanfeng; Madanat, Samer.

    In: Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Vol. 40, No. 9, 01.01.2006, p. 767-778.

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