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dc.contributor.authorMcNeil, Sue
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-07T15:31:22Z
dc.date.available2008-05-07T15:31:22Z
dc.date.issued2008-02-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/21340
dc.descriptionPresented on February 22, 2008 12 noon -- 1 pm in the Mason building, room 519 on the Georgia Tech campusen_US
dc.description.abstractAsset management is a systematic process to support strategic decision making for physical assets. Recognition of budget constraints, development and use of deterioration models, development of strategies and policies, and project selection are important elements of the process. More sophisticated asset management decision support systems also recognize the uncertainty inherent in the process and the challenges in allocating resources in a spatially and socially equitable manner over the extended periods of time that the assets are expected to provide service. However, little attention has been paid to capturing the complex interactions among decision makers. While asset management has been emerging as a discipline, agent-based modeling, a tool for exploring complex systems, has demonstrated the potential to model important interactions and heuristics that reflect the actual management process. By representing a network of pavement segments as an agent-based model, we can examine the effects of agencies, politicians, user actions, deterioration, random failures and various policies on the performance of the system. The presentation defines potential agents – the pavement segments, users, politicians, and engineers – and their interactions, and explains why such agent behaviors are not captured in typical pavement management systems and life cycle cost analyses. Two prototypes agent based systems are presented and demonstrate the potential value of life cycle cost analysis and the importance of planning for catastrophic failure.en_US
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGTI Luncheon Seminar Series ; Seminar 4en_US
dc.subjectAgent-based modeling
dc.subjectInteracting autonomous agents
dc.subjectPavement management
dc.subjectLife cycle assessment
dc.titleAgent-Based Models as an Insight into Managing Pavement Assetsen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Transportation Institute
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Delaware


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