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Road Pavement Condition Assessment at Selected Roundabouts in the Town of Tychy

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 52)

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to identify technical condition of road pavement at selected roundabouts in the town of Tychy by means of the RCT tool. The solution proposed for this purpose is a component of an integrated IT system referred to as the S-mileSys platform, intended for freight transport support in urban areas using information and communication technologies (ICT). The measuring method applied in RCT is essentially based on analysis of the relationship between linear accelerations recorded while vehicles move in the given road network elements. The research elaborated in this paper covered twelve roundabouts whose pavement condition was identified in a breakdown into roundabout carriageways, entries and exits. The results obtained in measurements of traffic dynamics make it possible to estimate indicators of the road infrastructure condition assessment, and consequently also to indicate roundabouts in need of more detailed examinations or planned repairs, either local or more comprehensive.

Keywords

Road pavement diagnostics Identification of road defects Pavement structure Analysis of linear accelerations 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The present research has been financed from the means of the National Centre for Research and Development as a part of the international project within the scope of ERA-NET Transport III Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains Programme “Smart platform to integrate different freight transport means, manage and foster first and last mile in supply chains (S-mile)”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of TransportSilesian University of TechnologyKatowicePoland

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