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International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Construction Engineering - CSCE 2014

Study of Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Activities Using Belief-Function Theory

Author(s) : JIA-RUEY CHANG   

Abstract

Road development in Taiwan has progressed to the maintenance and management stages of its life cycle. Therefore, it is necessary to introduce information technology approaches to assist in pavement management activities. Belief-function theory (BFT), otherwise known as the Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence, has been advocated by many as a method of representing uncertain, incomplete, and imprecise evidence of a system’s knowledge base. BFT is still scarce in applications for the construction industry and even pavement management until now. This paper applied BFT to pavement management, in particular to the pavement maintenance and rehabilitation (M and R) activities. One case study was conducted using BFT to understand whether M and R activities need to be implemented for a pavement section. This study completed a preliminary study of BFT to promote efficiency in pavement management.

Conference Title : International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Construction Engineering - CSCE 2014
Conference Date(s) : 07- 08 June,2014
Place : Hotel Novotel Roma La Rustica, Rome, Italy
No fo Author(s) : 1
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-020-0-37
Page(s) : 130 - 135
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-020-0
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