Browse Research and Publications - Illinois Center for Transporation by Issue

  • Lange, David; Struble, Leslie; D'Ambrosia, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Steele, Douglas; Vavrik, William (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2009-06)
    Moving lane closures are an increasingly utilized and inherently hazardous traffic control procedure for highway maintenance and operations activities. To improve the safety of moving lane closures for workers and ...

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  • Peters, Scott (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2008-07)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) currently uses the computer screening model Illinois CO Screen for Intersection Modeling (COSIM) to estimate worst-case CO concentrations for proposed roadway projects ...

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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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  • Carpenter, Samuel H. (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2008-07)
    Project IHR-R39, titled “Validation of Design Concepts for Extended Life Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements (ELHMAP), was funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to develop data in support of the philosophy of ...

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  • Medina, Juan; Benekohal, Rahim F.; Chitturi, Madhav V. (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2008-09)
    The effects of modifying the configuration of three video detection (VD) systems (Iteris, Autoscope, and Peek) are evaluated in daytime and nighttime conditions. Four types of errors were used: false, missed, stuck-on, and ...

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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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  • DeVries, Jon B.; Dermisi, Sofia V. (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2008-10)
    This research report provides primary research data and analysis on heavy truck trip generation and characteristics from regional distribution centers (RDC) and similar facilities in an effort to facilitate future public ...

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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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  • Long, James; Hendrix, Joshua; Baratta, Alma (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-03)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) estimates pile lengths based on a static analysis method; however, the final length of the pile is determined with a dynamic formula based on the pile driving resistance exhibited ...

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  • Thompson, Marshall R.; Garcia, Luis; Carpenter, Samuel H. (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-03)
    In the 60s, 70s, and 80s, many Illinois local road agencies successfully used “conventional” asphalt emulsions for In-Place Recycling to produce Emulsion-Aggregate-Mixtures (EAMs). In more recent years, these emulsions ...

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

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  • Mohammadian, Kouros; Rashidi, Taha H.; Takuriah, Piushimita (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-02)
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has shown that America’s senior population has been growing and will almost double by 2030. This trend continues to challenge researchers who are looking to increase ...

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  • Wolters, Angela; Hoerner, Todd; Smith, Kurt (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2008-09)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has evaluated the performance of the pavements in the state in a variety of studies over the years. Since those studies were conducted, several changes in IDOT practices, ...

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  • Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Carpenter, Samuel H.; Roberts, Geoff; Ozer, Hasan; Aurangzeb, Qazi; Elseifi, Mostafa; Trepanier, James (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-01)
    For current recycled mix designs, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) assumes 100% contribution of working binder from Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) materials when added to Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). However, ...

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  • Medina, Juan; Benekohal, Rahim F.; Chitturi, Madhav V. (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-03)
    The performance of three video detection systems (VDS): Iteris, Autoscope, and Peek, was evaluated using a side-by-side installation at a signalized intersection under various adverse weather conditions including rain ...

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  • Roesler, Jeffrey R.; Bordelon, Amanda C.; Ioannides, Anastasios; Beyer, Matthew; Wang, Dong (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2008-06)
    The objectives of this research were to provide the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with an ultrathin whitetopping (UTW) thickness design method and guidelines for UTW design, concrete material selection, and ...

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