01. Operations and Process Management
The disorderly growth of the vehicle fleet in the world has caused immeasurable road phenomena. In particular, in Brazil, from 2009 to 2019 there was an 80% growth in the existing vehicle fleet in the country. This increase has caused an intense flow of vehicles on the existing road networks in the country, which, in contrast, only offers about 12% of its existing paved network. Thus, this work aims to propose an innovative methodology in Brazil for inspections of road networks aiming at the identification of apparent pathologies through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), since, the reflex of the increase in the vehicle fleet has caused deterioration pavements due to increased flow and overloads of heavy vehicles. To this end, inspections were carried out on two important highways in the state of Paraíba and the results indicated pathologies such as interconnected cracks, alligator leather, landslides, longitudinal and transversal cracks, holes or pans and patches, indicating that the proposed methodology for inspection on highways through of the UAVs proved to be easy to apply and objective.
PALAVRAS-CHAVE: road mesh, asphalt pavements, uav