Completed Research

Tran-SET is pleased to present the following completed research projects, organized by transportation area: (a) asphalt concrete materials, (b) portland cement materials, (c) geotechnical, (d) highway sustainability, (e) intelligent transportation systems, (f) pavements, (g) policy & planning, (h) safety, (i) structural, and (j) technology transfer.

To learn more, please click on the project’s Fact Sheet (two-page overview developed at the beginning of the project), Highlights (two-page overview updated mid-way through the project with preliminary results), Final Report (comprehensive research report including a complete description of the problem, approach, methodology, findings, conclusions, and recommendations), plus other materials.

Asphalt Concrete Materials

Use of Nanoclays as Alternatives of Polymers Toward Improving Performance of Asphalt Binders
Lead University: Arkansas State University
Project No. 17BASU01

Impacts of Moisture on Asphalt Properties
Lead University: Arkansas Sate University
Project No. 17BASU03

Development of a Standard Test Method for Characterization of Asphalt Modifiers and Aging-Related Degradation using an Extensional Rheometer
Lead University: Louisiana Tech University
Project No. 17BLSU01

Enhancing the Durability and the Service Life of Asphalt Pavements through Innovative Light-Induced Self-Healing Materials
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 17BLSU02

Development of a Self-Healing and Rejuvenating Mechanisms for Asphalt Mixtures Containing Recycled Asphalt Shingle
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 17BLSU06

Portland Concrete Materials

Use of Rice Hull Ash (RHA) as a Sustainable Source of Construction Material
Lead University: Arkansas State University
Project No. 17CASU02

Evaluation of the Performance and Cost-Effectiveness of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) Produced from Region 6 Local Materials
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 17CLSU05

Self-Healing Microcapsules as Concrete Aggregates for Corrosion Inhibition in Reinforced Concrete
Lead University: Texas A&M University
Collaborative University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 17CLSU08

Bridge Deck Overlays using Ultra-High Performance Concrete
Lead University: New Mexico State University
Project No. 17CNMS01

Modeling Sulfate Attack in Modern Concrete for Building Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
Lead University: Texas A&M University
Project No. 17CTAM01

Geotechnical

Prediction and Rehabilitation of Highway Embankment Slope Failures in Changing Climate
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Collaborative University: University of Texas at Arlington
Project No. 17GTLSU04

In-Situ Mechanical Characterization for Compacted Aggregates
Lead University: New Mexico State University
Project No. 17GTNMS02

Development of Environmentally Friendly Stabilization Methods for Transport Infrastructure Based on Geopolymers
Lead University: Texas A&M University
Collaborative University: University of Texas at Arlington
Project No. 17GTTAM02

Highway Sustainability

Currently, there are no final reports under this topical area. Please “stay tuned” when second-cycle projects are finalized in March 2019.

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Promoting Economic Development in the Baton Rouge Area, LA: Improving the Performance of the Transportation System through Supply-Oriented, Demand-Oriented and Economic Measures for Mitigating Traffic Congestion
Lead University: Oklahoma State University
Collaborative University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 17ITSLSU09

Relationship between Road Network Characteristics and Traffic Safety
Lead University: University of Texas at San Antonio
Project No. 17ITSTSA01

Pavements

Development of a Self-Powered Structural Health Monitoring System for Transportation Infrastructure
Lead University: Texas A&M University
Collaborative University: University of Texas at San Antonio
Project No. 17PTAM03

Evaluation of Comparative Damaging Effects of Multiple Truck Axles for Flexible Pavements
Lead University: University of Texas at Arlington
Collaborative University: University of Texas at San Antonio
Project No. 17PUTA01

Simplified Approach for Structural Evaluation of Flexible Pavements at the Network Level
Lead University: University of Texas at Arlington
Collaborative Universities: University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas at Tyler
Project No. 17PUTA02

Policy & Planning

Recruiting, Retaining, and Promoting for Careers at Transportation Agencies
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Collaborative Universities: University of New Mexico, Prairie View A&M University
Project No. 17PPLSU07

Research Incentive Programs for Closures of Public and Private Grade Crossings
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 17PPLSU13

Sustainable and Equitable Financing for Pedestrian Infrastructure Maintenance
Lead University: University of New Mexico
Project No. 17PPUNM01

Safety

Investigating Problem of Distracted Drivers on Louisiana Roadways
Lead University: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Project No. 17SALSU10

Structural

A Comprehensive Reliability-Based Framework for Corrosion Damage Monitoring and Repair Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Lead University: Texas A&M University
Collaborative Universities: Louisiana State University, University of New Mexico
Project No. 17STLSU03

Bridge Inspecting with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles R&D
Lead University: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Collaborative University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 17STLSU11

Sustainability-Based Long-Term Management of Bridges under Multi-Hazard Exposure
Lead University: Oklahoma State University
Project No. 17STOKS01

Integrated Health Monitoring and Reinforcement of Transportation Structures with Optimized Low-cost Multifunctional Braided Cables
Lead University: Texas A&M University
Project No. 17STTAM04

Coastal Bridges under Hurricane Stresses along the Texas and Louisiana Coast
Lead University: University of Texas at San Antonio
Project No. 17STTSA02

Development, Training, Education, and Implementation of Low-cost Sensing Technologies for Bridge Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
Lead University: University of New Mexico
Project No. 17STUNM02

Use of Ultra-High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (UHP-FRC) for Fast and Sustainable Repair of Pavements
Lead University: University of Texas at Arlington
Project No. 17STUTA03

Technology Transfer

Currently, there are no final reports under this topical area. Please “stay tuned” when second-cycle projects are finalized in March 2019.

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