Research in Progress

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Tran-SET is pleased to present the following, in-progress research projects that aim to address the transportation challenges of Region 6 and have great potential for implementation. The projects are organized under 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) and Highlights (two-page overview updated mid-way through the project with current progress and preliminary results).

Asphalt Concrete Materials

Assessment of Compatibility of Mineral Aggregates and Binders Used in Highway Construction and Maintenance Projects
Lead University: Arkansas State University
Project No. 19BASU02

Enhancing the Performance of Asphalt Mixtures Containing High RAP Content with the Use of Different WMA Technologies
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 19BLSU01

Evaluation of Asphalt Mixtures Resistance to Cement-Treated Base Reflective Cracking in the Laboratory
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 19BLSU02

Portland Concrete Materials

Application of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) for Jointless Ultrathin Whitetopping Overlay
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Collaborative University: University of New Mexico
Project No. 18CLSU01

Influence of Powder Activated Carbon (PAC) in Fly Ash on the Properties of Concrete
Lead University: Arkansas State University
Project No. 19CASU03

Evaluation of Bagasse Ash as Cement and Sand Replacement for the Production of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC)
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 19CLSU03

Engineered Geopolymer Composites (EGC) for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Collaborative University: Texas A&M University
Project No. 19CLSU04

Field Implementation and Monitoring of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete Bridge Deck Overlay
Lead University: New Mexico State University
Project No. 19CNMS01

Development of Corrosion Inhibiting Geopolymers Based Cement for Transportation Infrastructure
Lead University: Texas A&M University
Project No. 19CTAM02

Geotechnical

Site-Specific Seismic Ground Motion Analyses for North-East Arkansas
Lead University: Arkansas State University
Project No. 19GTASU01

Coupling Novel Soil Moisture-Suction Sensors and UAV Photogrammetry Technology to the Performance of Highway Embankments
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Collaborative University: University of Texas at Arlington
Project No. 19GTLSU05

Eco-Friendly Stabilization of Sulfate-Rich Expansive Soils using Geopolymers for Transportation Infrastructure
Lead University: University of Texas at Arlington
Collaborative University: Texas A&M University
Project No. 19GTUTA01

Highway Sustainability

Currently, there are no projects under this topical area. Please “stay tuned” when fourth-cycle projects are anticipated to begin in May 2020.

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) Case Studies of Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Implementations Specific to the South Central Region
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 19ITSLSU06

Selecting the Most Feasible Construction Phasing Plans for Urban Highway Rehabilitation Projects
Lead University: Texas A&M University
Collaborative University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 19ITSLSU07

Real-Time Work Zone Traffic Monitoring via Unmanned Air Vehicles
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 19ITSOSU01

The Impact on Increased Adverse Weather Events on Freight Movement
Lead University: University of Texas at Arlington
Project No. 19ITSUTA02

Development of a Self-Powered Weigh-In-Motion System
Lead University: University of Texas at San Antonio
Project No. 19ITSUTSA01

Pavements

Investigating the Impacts of Truck Platooning on Transportation Infrastructure in the South-Central Region
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Collaborative Universities: University of Texas at San Antonio; Texas A&M University
Project No. 19PITSLSU14

Advanced Modeling and Design Methodology for Pavements using Plasticity-Based Shakedown Theory
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 19PLSU09

Holistic Network-Level Assessment of Pavement Flood Damages using the FEMA’s Hazus Flood Models and Maintenance Cost
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Collaborative University: Texas A&M University
Project No. 19PLSU13

Policy & Planning

Rails to Resilience: Evaluating New Orleans and Baton Rouge Terminals and Transit Links
Lead University: University of New Orleans
Project No. 19PPLSU11

Development, Education, and Implementation of A Low-Cost Audio Sensor-Based Autonomous Surveillance System for Smart and Connected Transportation Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance
Lead University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 19PPLSU12

Life Cycle Environmental Impact of Houston METRO System – Evaluation of Electric Alternatives
Lead University: Prairie View A&M University
Project No. 19PPPVU01

ABQ Streets Project: Creating Alternative Residential Street Designs
Lead University: University of New Mexico
Project No. 19PPUNM01

Safety

Enhancing Evaluation of Wildlife Detection Systems
Lead University: University of New Mexico
Project No. 19SAUNM03

Real-Time Early Detection and Monitoring of Flooding using Low-Cost Highly Sensitivity Ultrasonic Sensing of Water Level
Lead University: University of Texas at Arlington
Project No. 19SAUTA03

Detection and Estimation of Inundation and Associated Risks using Traffic Monitoring Cameras and High-Resolution Flood Maps under Extreme Flooding Conditions
Lead University: University of Texas at Arlington
Project No. 19SAUTA04

Development of a Low Power, Low Cost Rural Railway Intersection Smart Detection and Warning System
Lead University: University of Texas at San Antonio
Project No. 19SAUTSA03

Structural

Corrosion Management System of Regional Reinforced Concrete (RC) Bridges
Lead University: Texas A&M University
Collaborative University: Louisiana State University
Project No. 19STLSU10

Development of Low-Cost Multifunctional Materials for Near-Surface-Mounted (NSM) Strengthening of RC Bridge Beams and Columns
Lead University: Texas A&M University
Project No. 19STTAM03

Bridge Construction Monitoring using LIDAR for Quantified, Objective Quality-Control Quality-Assurance (QOQCAQ)
Lead University: University of New Mexico
Project No. 19STUNM02

Bridge Desk Inspection using Small Unmanned Aircraft System Based Airborne Imaging Techniques
Lead University: University of New Mexico
Project No. 19STUNM04

Optimizing the Geometric Configuration and Manufacturing Process of High Mast Illumination Poles
Lead University: University of Texas at San Antonio
Project No. 19STUTSA02

Technology Transfer

Analysis of the Causes of Workforce Shortages: Create Guidelines for Education and Workforce Development in Transportation to Generate Future Careers for the Navajo Nation
Lead University: Navajo Technical University
Project No. 19TTNTU01

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