Development of an asset management framework for culvert inventory and inspection

Deepak Varadarajan Bhattachar, Mohammad Najafi, Ossama Salem, Peter Funkhouser, Baris Salman

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Abstract

The deteriorating highway culvert infrastructure has become a major challenge for the 21 st century. While more importance usually is given to highway embankments, pavements, and bridges, the maintenance of culverts has commonly been neglected. As many culverts reach the end of their design life, the state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) are in need of a model to track the existing culverts and forecast their conditions. Therefore, the main goals of this research is to develop a framework for culvert inventory and inspection by providing protocols and condition rating systems for culvert inventory and inspection, and validate the developed framework by conducting field pilot studies. Performance scores for the culverts are calculated using an analytical hierarchy process (AHP) to determine the magnitude of the deterioration and assist in short and long term planning. This study focuses on concrete, corrugated metal, and plastic culverts spanning less than or equal to 10 feet (3 meters). The developed model contributes to an effective culvert asset management strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPipelines 2007
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances and Experiences with Trenchless Pipeline Projects - Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 27 2007
EventPipelines 2007: Advances and Experiences with Trenchless Pipeline Projects - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2007Jul 11 2007

Publication series

NamePipelines 2007: Advances and Experiences with Trenchless Pipeline Projects - Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction

Other

OtherPipelines 2007: Advances and Experiences with Trenchless Pipeline Projects
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period7/8/077/11/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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    Bhattachar, D. V., Najafi, M., Salem, O., Funkhouser, P., & Salman, B. (2007). Development of an asset management framework for culvert inventory and inspection. In Pipelines 2007: Advances and Experiences with Trenchless Pipeline Projects - Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction (Pipelines 2007: Advances and Experiences with Trenchless Pipeline Projects - Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction). https://doi.org/10.1061/40934(252)76