Resilience-based optimization model for maintenance and rehabilitation of pavement networks in a freeze–thaw environment

Ahmed Mohammed, Soliman Abu-Samra, Tarek Zayed, Ashutosh Bagchi, Fuzhan Nasiri

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According to the Canada infrastructure report 2016, 62.6% of roads in Canada are in a good condition, nevertheless, with current investment rates, significant road networks will suffer a decline in their condition and will be vulnerable to sudden failure. Accordingly, this paper tackles the pavement resilience from an asset management perspective and aims at developing a resilience-based asset management framework for pavement networks. This was carried out through the development of five components: (i) a central database of asset inventory, (ii) a pavement condition and level of service assessment models, (iii) a regression of the effect of freeze–thaw on pavement network, (iv) a financial and temporal models, and (v) an optimization model to formulate the mathematical denotation for the proposed resilience assessment approach and integrate the above components. The model results were promising in terms of maintaining pavement resiliency by selecting a near optimal intervention plan that meets the municipality limitations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-410
Number of pages12
JournalCanadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • Asset management
  • Freeze–thaw
  • Maintenance and rehabilitation
  • Optimization
  • Pavement
  • Resilience
  • Resilience indicators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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