Airfield Pavement Management Framework using a Multi-Objective Decision Making Process


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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG6

Fiscal Year: 2018/2019

Status: In Progress

Principal investigator(s): Hao Wang, Ph.D.,

Performing organization(s): Rutgers CAIT

Managing organization: Rutgers CAIT

In cooperation with: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Partner project manager: Ernesto Larrazabal, Chief Civil Engineer

In cooperation with: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Partner project manager: Joshua DeFlorio, Chief, Resilience & Sustainability

Supported by: USDOT OST-R

UTC, grant, or agreement no.: 69A3551847102

Summary:

Airfield Pavement Management collects data of structural condition such as fatigue cracking and rutting. However, important factors affect the safety of aircraft operations including non-structural distresses of low friction and surface distortion are missing in the data collection process. The goal of this research is to develop a decision-making framework for airfield pavement using multi-objective decision-making technique, which considers important criteria of extended pavement life, cost, safety, and sustainability into the evaluation metrics. It is an improvement to the current practice in airfield pavement management system and can result in more durable and sustainable airfield pavement in long term. The framework will be flexible to meet different needs of airport authority to make sound decisions in choosing investment options.