Governments are faced with countless challenges to maintain conditions of road networks. This is due to financial and physical resource deficiencies of road authorities. Therefore, low-cost automated systems are sought after to alleviate these issues and deliver adequate road conditions for citizens. There have been several attempts at creating such systems and integrating them within Pavement management systems. This paper utilizes replicable deep learning techniques to carry out hotspot analyses on urban road networks highlighting important pavement distress types and associated severities. Following this, analyses were performed illustrating how the hotspot analysis can be carried out to continuously monitor the structural health of the pavement network. The methodology is applied to a road network in Sicily, Italy where there are numerous roads in need of rehabilitation and repair. Damage detection models were created which accurately highlight the location and a severity assessment. Harmonized distress categories, based on industry standards, are utilized to create practical workflows. This creates a pipeline for future applications of automated pavement distress classification and a platform for an integrated approach towards optimizing urban pavement management systems.
|Numero di pagine||22|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Computer Science Applications
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes