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Minimising road infrastructure maintenance costs by managing the traffic

Maas, I.J. (2017) Minimising road infrastructure maintenance costs by managing the traffic.

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Abstract:This work is a master thesis performed at the company DAT.Mobility. Currently the traffic and maintenance management of a road network are two separated worlds. In this research we have combined these two worlds to reduce the maintenance costs by managing the traffic through the network. Therefore we varied the speed limits in the network by using a local search algorithm. In this thesis have set up models of road deterioration and the traffic movement. From this we used local search determine the minimal costs whereby none of the road authorities has to pay more than they do nowadays. It turns out that the maintenance costs can be influenced by the traffic flows and we found speed limits in the cities Enschede and Hengelo which result in a profit. The actual solution found in this thesis is case specific, but the model can easily be adapted to other road networks.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:31 mathematics
Programme:Applied Mathematics MSc (60348)
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