Developing a new road deterioration model incorporating flooding

Khan, Misbah U., Mesbah, Mahmoud, Ferreira, Luis and Williams, David J. (2014) Developing a new road deterioration model incorporating flooding. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Transport, 167 5: 322-333. doi:10.1680/tran.13.00095

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Author Khan, Misbah U.
Mesbah, Mahmoud
Ferreira, Luis
Williams, David J.
Title Developing a new road deterioration model incorporating flooding
Journal name Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Transport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0965-092X
Publication date 2014-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1680/tran.13.00095
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 167
Issue 5
Start page 322
End page 333
Total pages 12
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher I C E Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Currently, there is no road deterioration (RD) model that can address pavement performance with flooding. Therefore, the aim of this work was to develop an RD model that considers flooding and pre- and post-flood strategies. The case study is road group(s) in Queensland, Australia, based on the 34 000 km road database of its main roads authority, as Queensland was severely affected by floods in 2011. This paper provides a brief literature review and proposes an approach to develop an RD model based on a non-homogeneous Markov transition probability matrix. The new RD models are developed for a number of road groups based on roughness and rutting data collected since 2000. Detailed results on the derived roughness-based and rutting-based RD models with flooding for two selected road groups are highlighted. The new RD models show significant pavement deterioration at different probabilities of flooding events, especially at higher probabilities. It is believed that these results will help road authorities in managing flood-damaged roads with appropriate treatments and optimum budget.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Mon, 29 Dec 2014, 12:37:04 EST by Dr Mahmoud Mesbah on behalf of School of Civil Engineering