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A Segment-linked Optimisation Model For Pavement Management Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT990361

Volume

44

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

867 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Adeline Ferreira, Antonio Antunes and Luis Picado-Santos

Abstract

Pavement Management Systems (PMS) are increasingly important tools for helping in decision-making processes regarding the maintenance and rehabilitation of road pavements. This paper presents a new mixed-integer optimisation model to be used within a PMS. The model allows segment-linked decisions, thus overcoming the principal drawback of the widely-used Arizona PMS. The application of the model is illustrated with a case study developed for the ring road of Coimbra, the third-largest Portuguese city. 1 Introduction The potential for development and the quality of life offered by urban or regional areas is closely dependent upon the attributes of their road network. This is the basic fact that

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