Al-Rubaee, Rasha Hassan (2012)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.
After natural/man-made disasters, a major challenge faced by governments is to ensure a speedy recovery of roads and transportation networks. In order to achieve this, a new road recovery priority (RRP) model has been developed to identify key issues and their inter-relationships giving a better understanding of factors that govern prioritisation across the affected regions. Interviews are conducted with experts in road reconstruction and maintenance organisations to investigate respondents’ evaluation and understanding of the RRP model in terms of its ease of use, usefulness, comprehensiveness, applicability, feasibility and structure. A questionnaire survey is conducted to investigate the impact of the important proposed affecting factors that can be critical for successful implementation and application of the RRP model in the road rehabilitation sector. A field survey is carried out to collect data which are essential to determine parameters in the model’s application. Four case studies are carried out to investigate the RRP model’s application in a variety of road conditions. The application of this model may solve the problem of decision making in road recovery priority determination in a hierarchical manner so that the recovery process can be accomplished from an urgent repair need to a lower recovery priority.
|Type of Work:||Ph.D. thesis.|
|Supervisor(s):||An, Min and Odoki, Jennaro B and Ghataora, G.S. (Gurmel S.)|
|School/Faculty:||Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences|
|Department:||School of Civil Engineering|
|Subjects:||GE Environmental Sciences|
TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
|Institution:||University of Birmingham|
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