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Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing
Volume 2013, Article ID 148785, 12 pages
Research Article

Development of Product Data Model for Maintenance in Concrete Highway Bridges

Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering, Kansai University, 3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka 564-8680, Japan

Received 14 September 2012; Revised 27 June 2013; Accepted 27 July 2013

Academic Editor: Hitoshi Furuta

Copyright © 2013 Satoshi Kubota and Ichizou Mikami. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The primary objective of this paper is to develop the product data models, in which systematic information is defined for accumulating, exchanging, and sharing in the maintenance of concrete highway bridges. The information requirement and existing issues and solutions were analyzed based on the life cycle and the standardization for sharing. The member data models and business data models that defined design and construction information and accumulated results information were developed. The maintenance business process in which project participants utilize the product data model was described as utilization scenario. The utilization frameworks which define information flow were developed.