Asset Management Modelling

Karunaharan, Janahan (2017) Asset Management Modelling. [USQ Project]

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Road Pavements are very dynamic in their nature and require constant maintenance for it to carry out their functionality of transportation. Their dynamic nature can affect their residual life hence constant monitoring is required so that their state of wellbeing is known. It is without a doubt that there are many remedies made available to combat against defects which may be present in a road pavement some more expensive than others. However early prevention can generally minimise the chances of encountering the catastrophic effects which may fellow if a pavement is not taken care of.

Pavement management systems (PMS) are widely used among many institutions to monitor road pavements. However some are much more better equipped than other at simulating road deterioration. The research which has been conducted has taken two former councils Wyong shire Council and Gosford City Council, pavement management systems known as SMEC and Assetics respectively, and has developed a series of deterioration tools that are each catered for a particular class of road. The classes of road which were of interest included minor roads, access roads, distribution roads. Access and Distribution roads were located in the Wyong area while the minor roads were in the Gosford locality.

In addition to developing a deterioration tools for Assetics and SMEC, a deterioration tool for moloney was also attempted. The Moloney deterioration tool did not have a specific class of road.

Using the developed deterioration tools each one was applied to its corresponding class of road as well as each other’s.

As well as assessing how well each deterioration tool can simulate its own class of road, the detonation tools were also assessed on how applicable they can be to each other’s in terms of simulating deterioration.

As expected each deterioration tool was to simulate its own class of road quite well but the result did show that the Moloney model was able to model distribution roads better than SMEC and the Assetics minor deterioration tool was more suited to modelling the access roads in the Wyong area.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Thorpe, David
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 01:10
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 01:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: road pavement; transportation; Pavement management systems (PMS)

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