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Title: HDM-4 based optimal maintenance strategies for low-volume roads in India
Authors: Jain S.S.
Parida, Manoranjan
Thube D.T.
Published in: Road and Transport Research
Abstract: The Government of India has recently launched a road program, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadal Yojana (PMGSY), costing about US$168 billion. About 370 000 km of low-volume roads (LVRs) are being constructed under this program by following specifications given in the Indian manual IRC:SP-20. There is an immediate need for the development of a scientific-based maintenance policy for these roads in view of the huge investment. In this study, an attempt has been made to calibrate the pavement deterioration models by carrying out life-cycle cost analysis using the highway development and maintenance tool (HDM-4) for different local traffic composition and environmental conditions of plain, rolling and hilly terrain in the Uttarakhand State of India, and to suggest the appropriate type/timing of optimal maintenance alternative for 70 differently designed LVRs with varying structural number values. The results of the study will be useful to field engineers in deciding optimal maintenance policy.
Citation: Road and Transport Research(2007), 16(4): 3-15
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/4600
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 10375783
Author Scopus IDs: 35597660500
8963649200
23568784000
Author Affiliations: Jain, S.S., Department of Civil Engineering, Centre for Transportation Systems (CTRANS), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Civil Eng. Dept., Centre for Transportation Systems (CTRANS), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667 Uttarakhand, India
Parida, M., IMRA Committee of the Indian Roads Congress (IRC)
Thube, D.T., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Public Works Department, Maharashtra State, India
Corresponding Author: Jain, S.S.; Centre for Transportation Systems (CTRANS), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667 Uttarakhand, India; email: ssjanfce@iitr.ernet.in
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