Ingredients of a Third Generation Pavement Management System for the Ohio Department of Transportation

    Published: Jan 1991

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    The Pavement Management System described in this paper is the result of the development and implementation of a third generation pavement management system for the Ohio Department of Transportation which required slightly less than four years to complete. This is a network level system which provides optimal actions for candidate pavements, long range budget allocations, present assessment and future forecasting of the network conditions and rehabilitation need. Various modules and submodules are manipulated to achieve optimal solutions over a six year planning period by maximizing pavement performance for a given budget or minimizing cost for a given network performance level. The main components included in this system are: A pavement condition module; a maintenance and rehabilitation module; a cost module; a performance prediction module; an optimization module; and a report generation module. Additionally a scheme called “ project interference” is available in this PMS which can be specified as a constraint to the optimal solution whenever the design engineer (or management) wishes to specify that a specific action (or a sequence of actions) be taken on a specific highway segment for whatever reasons.


    pavement management, maintenance management, optimization, pavement rehabilitation, systems

    Author Information:

    Majidzadeh, K
    PresidentSenior Research Engineer, Resource International, Inc., Westerville, Ohio

    Saraf, CL
    PresidentSenior Research Engineer, Resource International, Inc., Westerville, Ohio

    Kennedy, JC
    Project Manager, Battelle, Columbus, Ohio

    Paper ID: STP17810S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E17.32

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17810S

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