Browse Illinois Center for Transportation by Title

  • Beyer Matthew; Roesler, Jeffrey R. (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-04)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) currently has an existing jointed plain concrete pavement (JPCP) design based on mechanistic-empirical (M-E) principles. However, their continuously reinforced concrete pavement ...

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  • Bordelon, Amanda; Roesler, Jeffrey; Hiller, Jacob (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-07)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) currently has an existing jointed plain concrete pavement (JPCP) design method based on mechanistic-empirical (M-E) principles. The objective of this research was to provide ...

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  • Khaled El-Rayes; Liang Liu; Tarek Elghamrawy (2013-04)
    This report presents the findings of a research project to study and develop recommendations to minimize work zone crashes in Illinois. The objectives of this project were (1) to provide in-depth comprehensive review of ...

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  • Kouros Mohammadian; Behzad Karimi; Zahra Pourabdollahi; Martina Frignani (2013-08)
    The United States is experiencing an increase in its elderly population. According to Census Bureau estimates, this population should increase by 104.2% from 2000 to 2030, which translates into 72.1 million elders by ...

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  • Scott M. Olson; James H. Long; James R. Hansen; Dzuigas Renekis; James M. LaFave (2009-08)
    The use of integral abutment bridges (IABs) is growing rapidly in the U.S., primarily because of lower maintenance costs compared to conventional bridges. However, current length and skew limitations employed by IDOT are ...

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  • Ming Wang; Jinsuk Yim (2010-01)
    This report details the continuous monitoring of the Kishwaukee Bridge. The data collected includes measurements such as bridge deck acceleration, temperature changes, and crack opening displacement data from local ...

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  • Pena-Mora, Feniosky; Liu, Liang Y.; El-Rayes, Khaled; Odeh, Ibrahim S.; Boukamp, Frank; Hassan, Marwa; Elseifi, Mostafa (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2007-12)
    This report presents the findings of a research project that studied the veiling luminance ratio (glare) experienced by driveby motorists in lanes adjacent to nighttime work zones. The objectives of the project are to (1) ...

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  • Pekcan, Onur; Tutumluer, Erol; Thompson, Marshall R. (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2008-09)
    The overall objective in this research project is to develop advanced pavement structural analysis models for more accurate solutions with fast computation schemes. Soft computing and modeling approaches, specifically ...

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  • Fan Peng; Yanfeng Ouyang (2010-03)
    Many traditional planning procedures tend to postpone maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation (MR&R) work until the pavement facility becomes significantly deteriorated. Any repair and rehabilitation work carried out ...

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  • Paul Metaxatos; P.S. Sriraj (2013-04)
    Federal reporting shows a relatively constant number of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities at highway-rail and pathway-rail grade crossings over the past 10 years. This is in contrast to a marked decrease in train–vehicl ...

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  • Lange, David; Struble, Leslie; Dambrosia, Matthew; Shen, Lin; Tejeda-Dominguez, Fernando; Birch, Benjamin; Brinks, Andrew (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2008-07)
    Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is an important emerging material that can be used for many applications related to transportation infrastructure. SCC has an advantage over conventional concrete in that it can be easily ...

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  • Stein, Jeffrey S.; Dempsey, Barry J. (2004-10)
    This research was conducted under four study phases. Phase 1 involved a full scale laboratory study to evaluate three different underdrain pipe and envelope systems. It was found that an open graded FA-4 envelope material ...

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  • Aycin, Murat F.; Benekohal, Rahim F. (2002-05)
    The Pilot Study of Advisory On-Board Vehicle Warning Systems at Railroad Grade Crossings was conducted to provide roadway vehicles approaching the specially equipped grade crossings with an on-board/advisory warning of a ...

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  • Victor Cervantes; Jeffery Roesler (2009-08)
    The typical slab dimensions for a concrete pavement are 12 ft wide by 15ft long with slab thicknesses ranging from 6 to 14 inches depending on the level of traffic. The required thickness is primarily dependent on the ...

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  • Roesler, Jeffrey R.; Huntley, J. Gregory (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-01)

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  • T. D. Straub; T. M. Over (2010-08)
    This report presents the results of testing the Scour Rate In Cohesive Soils-Erosion Function Apparatus (SRICOS-EFA) method for estimating scour depth of cohesive soils at 15 bridges in Illinois. The SRICOS-EFA method ...

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  • Timothy R. Murphy; Lisa J. Taccola; Amanda Murphyao (2011-03)
    The primary objectives of this study were to compare the practices of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with those of other state and federal agencies to share advice, best practices, and lessons learned, ...

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  • Lin, Jie; Pu, Wenjing; Zyznieuski, Walt (2007-02)
    Air toxics is an emerging area that receives more and more attention—from transportation/environmental agencies, academic researchers, and the public—because of potential health issues and uncertainties with modeling and ...

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  • Lin, Jie; Pu, Wenjing; Zyznieuski, Walt (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2008-04)
    On October 23-24, 2007, subject matter experts on particulate matter (PM) gathered at Allerton Park in Monticello to exchange ideas and experiences in project level hotspot analysis of PM, including monitoring and ...

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  • Rahim F.Benekohal; Hani Ramezani; Kivanc A. Avrenli (2010-09)
    The IDOT Bureau of Design and Environment (BDE) Manual requires that traffic control plans for freeway reconstruction projects include a queuing analysis to determine the anticipated traffic backups in work zones. Queue ...

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