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1. General Performance Model Structure  (Performance Modeling) 

By completing the exercises below, the participant should be able to understand how to Add a Node, Set Decision Parameters, and Delete a Node. Click Here for Additional Information on Master Work Plan window Topic. Click Here for Additional Information on Peformance Model Structures.

Exercise - 1:  Decision Parameters setup, Add/Delete a Node.

  •  Open the Performance Models Structure window.

  • Add a new child node to the parent node.

  • Display the graphical details for the model that you created.



2. Performance Model List window  (Performance Modeling)

By completing the exercises below, the participant should be able to understand how to create new Models and display graphical details related to each of the model. Click Here for Additional Information on assigning a Performance Model.

Exercise - 2:  Create a new Model.

  •  Open the Performance Models List window.

  • Create a new Performance Model

  • Set Decision Parameters for the node that you created.
  • Delete the Node that you created.


3. Master Work Plan

By completing the exercises below, the participant should be able to open the Structures Analyst Master Work Plan window, view or edit a record, as well as create a new record. Click Here for Additional Information on Master Work Plan window Topic. Click Here for Additional Information on Pavement Express Master Work plan

Exercise - 3: Structure Analyst Master Work Plan window.

  • Open the Master Work Plan window.

  • Sort the records in the window based on your preference using the right-click menu option.

  • Edit/Modify a work plan record and save the changes.
  • Add a new record to the table.
  • Delete the record that you created in previous step.


4. Treatment

By completing the exercises below, the participant should be able to access to the Treatments window, review details of any existing record and also be able to create a new treatment record. Click Here for Additional Information on Pavement Express Treatments.

 Exercise - 4: Structure Treatments window.

  • Open the Structure Treatment window.

  • Review few records in the Treatment pane along with all related information in the Improvements pane.
  • Add a new Treatment record to the table.


5. Decision Tree

By completing the exercises below, the participant should be able to update the Upper Level Decision Tree and configure the Lower-Level Decision Tree. Click Here for Additional Information on Pavement Express Decision Tree.

Exercise - 5:  Access the Upper Decision Tree,  make updates,configure Lower-Level Decision Tree, Assign, Dis-Assign, and Delete a Decision Tree.

  •  Update an existing Upper Decision Tree by adding a new branch to a Node.

  • Create a new Decision Tree

  • Create a new Lower-Level Decision Tree
  • Connect a Lower-Level Decision Tree to an Upper Decision Tree
  • Modify/Dis-Assign a Lower-Level Decision Tree
  • Delete a Lower-Level Decision Tree


6. How to run Optimization Analysis  (Optimization Analysis)

By completing the exercises below, the participant should be able to understand how to create and run an optimization analysis. Click Here for Additional Information on Pavement Express Optimization.

Exercise - 6:  Create/Run optimization Analysis.

  •  Open the Optimization Analysis window.

  • Create a new scenario.

  • Add record for the objective and constraints of the optimization (you created).
  • Add a subdivision constraint record.
  • Run a multi-constraint optimization network analysis.
  • Insert a Reporting Function.
  • Include a (Master Work Plan) project to the analysis.
  • Run the Scenario.
  • Review the following results: Scenario Work Plan Results, Scenario Constraint Results, Report, and Summary Report



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