A review on automated pavement distress detection methods

Tom B.J. Coenen, Amir Golroo*

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    In recent years, extensive research has been conducted on pavement distress detection. A large part of these studies applied automated methods to capture different distresses. In this paper, a literature review on the distresses and related detection methods are presented. This review also includes commercial solutions. Thereafter, a gap analysis is conducted which is concluded that in particular the distresses related to pavement micro-texture need serious additional research in order to be implemented in a cost-effective fashion. Depth-related distresses are detectible fairly well, but rely on expensive tools.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1374822
    JournalCogent Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


    • automated detection methods
    • literature review
    • pavement distresses
    • pavement management


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