Abstract




 
   

IJE TRANSACTIONS B: Applications Vol. 17, No. 3 (October 2004) 219-226   

downloaded Downloaded: 86   viewed Viewed: 1470

  PREDICTION OF THE PAVEMENT CONDITION FOR URBAN ROADWAY A TEHRAN CASE STUDY (RESEARCH NOTE)
 
Hamid Behbahani

Department of transportation, University of Science and Technology
Tehran, Iran, hamid_behbahani@iust.ac.ir
 
 
( Received: January 14, 2002 – Accepted in Revised Form: June 10, 2004 )
 
 

Abstract    This report is the result of a research project on a pavement management system that was preformed by the Transportation Division of Iran University of Science and Technology. Information used in the project was collected from 20 zones of the Tehran Municipality. Any maintenance and repair system for roads is normally compared of a number of general and coordinated activities in conjunction with programming, designing, construction, maintenance, evaluation, and research on road pavement. Prediction of pavement condition is one of the most important parts of such system. Prediction models have their application at the network level as well as project level activities. At the network level it is used in predicting the condition for budget planning. While in project level it is used in economical analysis. Many factors have been used to determine the pavement condition. These factors are the design life of the pavement, loading, climatic condition, and the type of roadway. In order to plan for future improvements, you need to predict the future condition of the pavement. In this paper, factors affecting the prediction of pavement condition are discussed. A model is developed exclusively for Tehran, based on the distress data collected of pavement condition.

 

Keywords    Pavement, Road Maintenance, Pavement Condition, Prediction Model

 

References   

 
1. Tabatabaei N. and Kavoosi A., “Maintenance Management of Rural Roadways”, Jahad Sazandegi Publishing, Tehran, (January 1992) [in Persian].

2. “Pavement Management System”, Advisory Circular, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration, (1988).

3. “Road and Paving Materials, Vehicle-Pavement Systems”, Annual Book of ASTM Standards Section 4, Volume 4.03, (1997)

4. Fwa, T. F. and Shina, K. C., “Routine Maintenance and Pavement Performance”, Journal Transportation Engineering, ASCE 112 (4), (1986), 229-234.

5. Chen X., Weissman I., Dossey T. and Hudson D., “A Graphical Urban Roadway Management System at Network Level”, Proceedings of the ASCE Conference Infrastructure Planning and Management, Denver, (1993).

6. Dixon N., “Systematic Road Asset Management, An Essential Practice”, Australian Road Research, 21 (4), (December 1991), 42-45.

7. Tabatabaei, A. M., “Roadway Pavement”, University Publishing Center, University of Tehran, (1991) [in Persian].

8. Mansour A. I., Sinha, K. C., and Kuczeh T., “Effects of Routine Maintenance on Flexible Pavement Condition”, Journal Transportation Engineering, ASCE 120 (1), (1994), 65-73.

9. Shahin, M. Y., “Pavement Management for Airports, Roads and Parking Lots”, Chapman and Hall, New York, NY, 10119, (1994).





International Journal of Engineering
E-mail: office@ije.ir
Web Site: http://www.ije.ir