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|Title:||Genetic-algorithm programming of road maintenance and rehabilitation||Authors:||Fwa, T.F.
|Issue Date:||May-1996||Citation:||Fwa, T.F., Chan, W.T., Tan, C.Y. (1996-05). Genetic-algorithm programming of road maintenance and rehabilitation. Journal of Transportation Engineering 122 (3) : 246-253. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||This paper describes the development of a computer model (known as PAVENET-R) based on genetic algorithms, an optimization tool capable of overcoming combinatorial explosion, to solve the pavement maintenance-rehabilitation trade-off problem at the network level. The formulation of the PAVENET-R model is described in detail. An integer coding scheme is selected for parameter representation in the model. Two genetic-algorithm operators, namely the crossover operator and the mutation operator, are used. A change table encodes constraints to the genetic-algorithm operations to ensure that only valid offspring are generated from a parent pool. Four numerical examples of road networks of 30 pavement segments, each with different relative costs of rehabilitation and maintenance activities, are analyzed to demonstrate the trade-off relationship between pavement rehabilitation and maintenance activities. The detailed maintenance and rehabilitation schedules of the solutions, and the convergence characteristics of each solution are presented.||Source Title:||Journal of Transportation Engineering||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/65651||ISSN:||0733947X|
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