Combining Symbolic and Algorithmic Methods for Capital Budgeting in Highway Rehabilitation

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by Stephen G. Ritchie, Univ of California, Irvine, United States,
Neil A. Prosser, Univ of California, Irvine, United States,
Bruce W. Lamar, Univ of California, Irvine, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Infrastructure: Planning and Management

Abstract: The Pavement Rehabilitation Analysis and Design Mentor (PARADIGM) is a prototype, microcomputer -based, integrated set of interacting expert systems and algorithmic models. This paper describes how the project-level results from PARADIGM that can be used to select the optimal set of rehabilitation and maintenance strategies over a network of segments when the next year's construction budget is constrained are discussed. The relative performance of each approach on a number of test cases is presented in the paper.

Subject Headings: Rehabilitation | Budgets | Highway and road management | Systems management | Computer models | Expert systems | Computer software | Management methods |

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