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Application of HDM-4 in the WSDOT Highway System

Description: This project performed extensive study and systematic research on the application of the Highway Development and Management system (HDM-4) to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) highway system. Data processing, testing, calibration, and analysis were executed to provide the WSDOT with a new budget planning tool. HDM-4 flexible pavement deterioration models were calibrated with the assistance of the Washington State Pavement Management System. A method to calibrate concrete pavement deterioration models is proposed. This research also explored the application of HDM-4 analysis at the project, program, and strategic levels. The applications include prediction of pavement conditions during a defined analysis period, calculation of required budgets for optimal pavement conditions and maximum economic indicators, establishment of optimized work programs under varying levels of constrained budgets, and other applications for WSDOT.

  • Date Published: July, 2004
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 588.1
  • Last Modified: April 20, 2007
  • Authors: Jianhua Li, Stephen T. Muench, Joe P. Mahoney, George C. White, Linda M. Pierce, Nadarajah Sivaneswaran.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 117 p., 3,746 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Budgeting, Calibration, Concrete pavements, Deterioration, Economic indicators, Flexible pavements, Highway planning, Mathematical models, Pavement management systems, Project management.
  • Keywords: Pavement management, pavement performance, models, HDM-4, vehicle operating costs, pavement preservation, pavement maintenance.
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This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008