A general study on life cycle cost analysis for roads

Dutta, A (2014) A general study on life cycle cost analysis for roads. MTech thesis.



Life cycle cost analysis of existing road is becoming more significant to determine the proper time of maintenance and the proper action, which should be taken for maintenance. An efficient maintenance policy is essential for a cost-effective, comfortable and safe transportation system. But, the decision to maintain the road facilities, consider a number of possible ways from routine maintenance action to reconstruction of the road network. Moreover, an economic analysis of a road network is dependent upon a number of factors, which are responsible for deciding road serviceability level. Optimization model is an analytical model, which helps to make a cost benefit analysis and compare that with various possible alternatives to give out the best possible activity within the allocated budget, before being carried out in field work. In the present study, the aim was to develop a general optimization model to give the most cost-effective activity. The choice of maintenance action is divided in four groups from no action to rehabilitation. Various factors like traffic growth, environmental conditions are taken into account, along with the International Roughness Index (IRI). ‘C’ language program is used to formulate the model.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Life cycle cost analysis, Optimization model,'C'language program,Maintenance,Rehabilitation, IRI.
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Transportation Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:5515
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:18 Jul 2014 15:01
Last Modified:18 Jul 2014 15:01
Supervisor(s):Panda, M

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