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Title:A Risk-Based Framework for Optimizing Inspection Planning of Utah Culverts
Principal Investigators:Abbas Rashidi
University:University of Utah
Grant #:69A3551747108 (FAST Act)
Project #:MPC-692
RH Display ID:159339
Keywords:culverts, inspection, life cycle analysis, maintenance management, risk assessment


Management of culvert assets is an issue important to all state departments of transportation. Given the number of culverts and the potential risk of roadway disruption and property damage due to poorly maintained culverts, a systematic method to assess the condition and perform needed maintenance should be the goal of a culvert management system. In this project, we will develop a robust system to monitor culverts' condition, and we will provide a risk-based framework for life cycle analysis. Culverts can be tracked based on the current condition and risk of failure. Most of the important life cycle risk factors are linked to the culvert and can be monitored to predict potential failures in the future. UDOT staff can repair/replace the culvert in advance and prevent high costs.

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