Incorporating inspection decisions in pavement management

Samer Madanat

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    Abstract

    Pavement management systems need to address not only maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) decisions, but also facility inspection decisions. The state of the art in pavement management is lacking of any consistent methodology for making such decisions on a cost-effectiveness basis. Such a methodology must recognize the presence of interactions between M&R and inspection decisions. These interactions argue for a joint decision-making approach, where the sum of inspection and M&R costs is minimized. This paper reviews different possible mathematical formulations to such a joint decision-making model, having various levels of restriction and computational complexity. These formulations are then compared and the effect of the forecast uncertainty on the minimum expected costs produced by each of them is investigated empirically. It is concluded that optimizing inspection decisions jointly with M&R decisions can lead to substantial cost savings, especially for high precisions of forecasting.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)425-438
    Number of pages14
    JournalTransportation Research Part B
    Volume27
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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    Pavements
    Inspection
    Decision making
    management
    costs
    decision making
    Costs
    Cost effectiveness
    Patient rehabilitation
    methodology
    Computational complexity
    interaction
    rehabilitation
    savings
    Pavement
    uncertainty
    Interaction
    Methodology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management Science and Operations Research
    • Transportation

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    Incorporating inspection decisions in pavement management. / Madanat, Samer.

    In: Transportation Research Part B, Vol. 27, No. 6, 01.01.1993, p. 425-438.

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    Madanat, Samer. / Incorporating inspection decisions in pavement management. In: Transportation Research Part B. 1993 ; Vol. 27, No. 6. pp. 425-438.
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