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Pavement Distress Detection Methods: A Review

Version 1 : Received: 28 September 2018 / Approved: 28 September 2018 / Online: 28 September 2018 (12:28:00 CEST)

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Ragnoli, A.; De Blasiis, M.R.; Di Benedetto, A. Pavement Distress Detection Methods: A Review. Infrastructures 2018, 3, 58. Ragnoli, A.; De Blasiis, M.R.; Di Benedetto, A. Pavement Distress Detection Methods: A Review. Infrastructures 2018, 3, 58.


The road pavement condition affects safety and comfort, traffic and travel times, vehicles operating cost and emission levels. In order to optimize the road pavement management and guarantee satisfactory mobility conditions for all the road users, the Pavement Management System (PMS) is an effective tool for the road manager. An effective PMS requires the availability of pavement distress data, the possibility of data maintenance and updating, in order to evaluate the best maintenance program. In the last decade, many researches have been focused on pavement distress detection, using a huge variety of technological solutions for both data collection and information extraction and qualification. This paper presents a literature review of data collection systems and processing approach aimed at the pavement condition evaluation. Both commercial solutions and research approaches have been included. The main goal is to draw a framework of the actual existing solutions, considering them from a different point of view in order to identify the most suitable for further research and technical improvement, also considering the automated and semi-automated emerging technologies. An important attempt is to evaluate the aptness of the data collection and extraction to the type of distress, considering the distress detection, classification and quantification phases of the procedure.


pavement distress; pavement management; distress identification; data collection system


Engineering, Civil Engineering

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