Browse Research and Publications - Illinois Center for Transporation by Title

  • Hasan Ozer; Imad L. Al-Qadi; Ahmad Kanaan (2012-10)
    This study investigated the effect of high asphalt binder replacement for a low N-design asphalt mixture including RAP and RAS on performance indicators such as permanent deformation, fracture, fatigue potentials, ...

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  • Kıvanç A. Avrenli; Rahim Benekohal; Juan Medina (2012-10)
    Roadway lighting is a fundamental public service that leads to a safer environment for both pedestrians and drivers. It is estimated that lighting alone accounts for around 3% of the total U.S. electricity consumption. ...

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  • Kıvanç A. Avrenli; Rahim Benekohal; Juan Medina (2012-10)
    The use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for roadway lighting can potentially save energy costs and reduce the frequency of maintenance. The objective of this study is to explore the current state of the art in LED roadway ...

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  • Chapman, Jeremy R.; Benekohal, Rahim F. (2001-12)
    A national survey was conducted to gather information regarding the use of light-emitting diode (LED) traffic lights and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems in traffic signal controller cabinets. A survey was mailed ...

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  • Pablo Caiza; Moochul Shin; Bassem Andrawes (2012-11)
    This report first evaluated the load rating procedure currently in use by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for rating timber piles supporting multiple-span, simply supported bridges. For simplicity, these ...

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  • Gharaibeh, Nasir G.; Darter, Michael I. (2002-12)
    Results of the latest round of pavement longevity studies in Illinois provide updated performance data through 2000 for HMAC, JRCP, and CRCP new construction as well as AC overlays (first, second, and third overlays) of ...

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  • 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 C.; Roesler, Jeffrey; Hiller, Jacob E. (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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  • Thompson, Marshall R.; Al-Qadi, Imad L. (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2014-05)
    Mechanistic-empirical (M-E)–based flexible pavement design concepts and procedures were developed in previous Illinois Cooperative Highway Research Program projects (IHR-510, IHR-524, and ICT- R28) and have been implemented ...

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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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