A multi-objective optimization approach for sustainable pavement management

J. Santos, A. Ferreira, G. Flintsch, V. Cerezo

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Abstract

To address the multidimensional challenges involved in advancing the sustainability of pavement systems, this study developed a multi-objective optimization framework that hosts a comprehensive and integrated pavement life cycle costs-life cycle assessment model that covers the whole pavement’s life cycle, from the extraction and production of materials to construction and maintenance, transportation of materials, work-zone traffic management, usage and end-of-life. Specifically, the model was applied to investigate, from a full life cycle perspective, the extent to which several pavement engineering solutions are efficient in improving the environmental and economic dimensions of pavement sustainability, when applied in the management of a road pavement section. Multiple bi-objective optimization analysis considering accordingly agency costs, user costs and greenhouse gas emissions were conducted based on a multi-objective genetic algorithm. Pareto fronts were obtained for each analysis, originating a set of non-dominated maintenance and rehabilitation solutions. Posteriorly, a multi criteria decision analysis method was used to find the best compromise solution for pavement management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife-Cycle of Engineering Systems
Subtitle of host publicationEmphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016
EditorsJaap Bakker, Dan M. Frangopol, Klaas van Breugel
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages365-372
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138028470
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering 2016: Life-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Oct 201619 Oct 2016
Conference number: 5
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Publication series

NameLife-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016

Conference

Conference5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering 2016
Abbreviated titleIALCCE 2016
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period16/10/1619/10/16
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