Incorporating network considerations into pavement management systems

Aditya Medury, Samer Madanat

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Abstract

The objective of infrastructure management is to provide optimal maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement (MR&R) policies for a system of facilities over a planning horizon. While most approaches in the literature have studied the decision-making process as a finite resource allocation problem, the impact of construction activities on the road network is often not accounted for. The state-of-theart Markov decision process (MDP)-based optimization approaches in infrastructure management, while optimal for solving budget allocation problems, become internally inconsistent upon introducing network constraints. In comparison, approximate dynamic programming (ADP) enables solving complex problem formulations by using simulation techniques and lower dimension value function approximations. In this paper, an ADP framework is proposed which provides better results than randomized policy frameworks in the presence of network constraints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2015
PublisherUniversity of British Columbia
ISBN (Electronic)9780888652454
StatePublished - 2015
Event12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2012 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jul 12 2015Jul 15 2015

Publication series

Name12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2015

Other

Other12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2012
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/12/157/15/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Statistics and Probability

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    Medury, A., & Madanat, S. (2015). Incorporating network considerations into pavement management systems. In 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2015 (12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2015). University of British Columbia.