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Title: Cost benefit analysis of the California HVS program
Authors: Du Plessis, L
Rust, FC
Horak, E
Nokes, WA
Holland, TJ
Keywords: Cost benefit analysis
APT benefits
Impact measurement
Heavy vehicle simulator
Benefits
Accelerated pavement testing
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Citation: Du Plessis, L, Rust, FC, Horak, E et al. 2008. Cost benefit analysis of the California HVS program. Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT) 2008, 3rd International Conference, Madrid, Spain, 1-3 October 2008, pp 22
Abstract: The University of California, through the UC Pavement Research Centre (UC-PRC) located at Davis and Berkeley, started conducting Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT) research in 1994. This research is conducted for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which purchased two Heavy Vehicle Simulators (HVS) in 1994. Since then a significant amount of APT-related research has been completed. As part of good business practice, and for continuous improvement of this research program, there is a need to identify, analyze and quantify the direct and indirect benefits obtained from HVS testing. This paper provides an historical overview of previous benefit assessment investigations. Furthermore it highlights the findings of a pilot study aimed at defining an appropriate method of measuring the impact of and the benefits to be gained from HVS testing by the UC-PRC. This approach has also been tested through the evaluation of a recent HVS study in California. The pilot study included qualitative and quantitative analyses of the benefits of HVS testing, together with an evaluation of the calculated benefit/cost ratio
Description: Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT) 2008, 3rd International Conference, Madrid, Spain, 1-3 October 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3085
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