Feasibility of Using Automated Distress Data in the County Need Study (TR-418)

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

03/01/98

END DATE

10/31/98

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE
SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Tom Maze

Transportation Engineer

Co-Principal Investigator
Omar Smadi

Director, CTRE

About the research

The main objective of this study is to determine the feasibility and benefits of using the automated distress data (roughness, rutting, and individual cracking measurements) in the HWYNEEDS program to replace the existing manually collected pavement condition ratings. The study will also investigate the impact of using the automated distress data on the overall needs and determine the sensitivity of the HWYNEEDS program to the use of the automated distress data.

Executive Summary http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/reports/county_exsum.pdf

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