Condition-Based Maintenance and Management of Aging Transportation Infrastructure

The performance and safety of the transportation infrastructure are greatly affected by aging mechanisms caused by surrounding physical and chemical stressors. Considering the significant costs and consequences originating from the degradation of existing infrastructure components, there is an immediate need to identify the inspection and maintenance strategies that take into account the current state of degradation and provide reliable estimates of vulnerability during the expected service life. This can be achieved through the identification of appropriate measures that update the lifecycle predictions based on the data collected from health monitoring systems. To ensure that the most current state of deteriorating components are considered for both vulnerability assessment and resource allocation purposes, multi-state condition-based strategies are investigated in this project. While similar strategies have been commonly used for manufacturing systems, proper integration of them into the management of transportation networks is expected to be a major step forward. The outcome of this project will directly contribute to providing non-periodic, adaptive plans for inspection and maintenance activities. Furthermore, the issues associated with “imperfect inspection data” and “partial repair actions” will be properly addressed through the developed framework.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $158264
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC37

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Performing Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Principal Investigators:

    Shafei, Behrouz

    Phares, Brent

  • Start Date: 20150401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01578157
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC37
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2015 4:32PM