Browse Research and Publications - Illinois Center for Transporation by Title

  • Tutumluer, Erol; Ozer, Hasan; Hou, Wenting; Mwumvaneza, Vincent (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2015-06)
    Increased emphasis in the construction industry on sustainability and recycling requires production of aggregate gradations with lower dust (cleaner aggregates) and smaller maximum sizes—hence, increased amount of quarry ...

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  • Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Carpenter, Samuel H.; Leng, Zhen; Ozer, Hasan; Trepanier, James (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-02)
    Interface bonding between hot-mix asphalt (HMA) overlays and Portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements is one of the most significant factors affecting overlay service life. This study was performed to quantify the effects ...

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  • Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Carpenter, Samuel H.; Leng, Zhen; Ozer, Hasan; Trepanier, James (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2008-09)
    Interface bonding between hot-mix asphalt (HMA) overlays and Portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements can be one of the most significant factors affecting overlay service life. Various factors may affect the bonding ...

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  • Hawkins, Neil M.; Fuentes, Juan B. (2000-05)
    A 54-ft. long, 27 inch deep, deteriorated pretensioned deck beam was taken from an existing bridge and tested to failure under equal loads applied 7-ft either side of its midspan. A systematic visual condition assessment ...

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  • Liang Y. Liu (2010-03)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) was appointed to chair an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) effort to develop a specification that will simplify and improve how ...

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  • Olson, Scott M.; Holloway, Kurt P.; Buenker, Jason M.; Long, James H.; LaFave, James M. (2013-05)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has increasingly constructed integral abutment bridges (IABs) over the past few decades, similar to those in many other states. Because the length and skew limitations currently ...

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  • Gowrishankar, Sudeep; Work, Daniel B. (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2014-04)
    This report summarizes a project undertaken by the University of Illinois on behalf of the Illinois Department of Transportation to evaluate a smartphone application called TrafficTurk for traffic safety and traffic ...

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  • Bassem Andrawes; Andrew Pozolo (2011-09)
    Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is a workable yet stable concrete which flows easily and consolidates under its own weight. Its unique properties can substantially reduce the labor required to pour complex or ...

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  • Andrawes, Bassem; Shin, Moochul; Pozolo, Andrew M. (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-03)
    Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is a highly workable concrete that flows through densely reinforced or complex structural elements under its own weight. The benefits of using SCC include: a) Reducing labor costs by ...

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  • Lin, Jane; Vallamsundar, Suriya (2013-07)
    In light of the new development in particulate matter (PM) hot-spot regulations and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation requirements, this project is ...

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  • Mohammad S. Ullah; Udit Molakatalla; Rita Morocoima-Black; Ahmed Z. Mohideen (2011-09)
    Travel demand modeling is an important tool in the transportation planning community. It helps forecast travel characteristics into the future at various planning levels such as state, region and corridor. Using travel ...

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  • Yu (Marco) Nie; Xing Wu; Qianfei Li; Peter Nelson (2013-04)
    The overarching goal of this research project is to enable state DOTs to document and monitor the reliability performance of their highway networks. To this end, a computer tool, TRIC, was developed to produce travel ...

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  • Beltemacchi, Peter; Rohter, Laurence; Selinksky, Jac; Manning, Terry (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2008-07)
    This study examined the current state of truck parking and rest area facilities in the Northeast Illinois Region to determine if and how problems from truck parking affect freight transportation infrastructure, safety, ...

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  • Timothy D. Straub; Thomas M. Over; Marian M. Domanski (2013-09)
    The Scour Rate In COhesive Soils-Erosion Function Apparatus (SRICOS-EFA) method includes an ultimate scour prediction that is the equilibrium maximum pier and contraction scour of cohesive soils over time. The purpose of ...

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  • Heckel, Laura; Ouyang, Yanfeng (2007-08)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) uses the Condition Rating Survey (CRS) procedure to evaluate the condition of pavements and to project their future performance. Since 1994, IDOT has been using mathematical ...

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  • Heckel, Laura; Ouyang, Yanfeng (2007-06)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) surveys every state-maintained roadway in a two-year cycle. Images of the roads are collected digitally and viewed at workstations in the office. The five predominant ...

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  • Heckel, Laura; Ouyang, Yanfeng (2007-08)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) determines a Condition Rating Survey (CRS) value for each roadway section using CRS calculation models. After the rating values have been determined, IDOT uses prediction models ...

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  • Tutumluer, Erol; Rao, Chetana; Stefanski, Joseph A. (2000-07)
    This study focused on evaluating performances of different video imaging systems, both commercially available and newly developed, for automating the determination of coarse aggregate (nominal size greater than 4.75 mm or ...

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  • Chapman, Patrick L.; Wiczkowski, Piotr (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-02)
    This project considered the use of wind for providing electrical power at Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) highway rest areas, weigh stations, and team section buildings. The goal of the project was to ...

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  • Benekohal, Rahim; Ramezani, Hani; Avrenli, Kıvanç A. (2013-06)
    WorkZoneQ was developed in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to implement the results of the previous study, “Queue and Users’ Costs in Highway Work Zones.” This report contains the WorkZoneQ user guide. WorkZoneQ consists ...

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