Sidewalk is one kind of infrastructure systems in each city, because every sidewalk facility is used by pedestrians, so the maintenance algorithm should be evaluated and worked with users’ role. To echo this reasonable concept, this research investigates several using influence factors, which were collected and evaluated from pedestrians. For statistical analysis, scientific tools including Delphi method, analytic hierarchy process (AHP), and fuzzy theory were used to analyze and establish a preliminary evaluation model of sidewalk maintenance system. In order to use this model pragmatically, this research also establishes a portable prototype system at PDA hardware. With this portable system, inspectors can use PDA to investigate exist situations of sidewalks at the job site and collect defects into the system. Then this system can calculate all the investigation data of sidewalks to sort what section of sidewalk should be repaired first. So, through this prototype sidewalks management system, sidewalks maintenance can be made with an optimum decision
Lin, Lee-Kuo and Jian, Chen-You
"MAINTENANCE ALGORITHM AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF SIDEWALK FACILITY,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 18:
5, Article 13.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol18/iss5/13