Development of a Device for Analysis of Portland Cement Concrete and Composite Pavements: Phase 1 Feasibility Study

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

11/01/06

END DATE

10/31/07

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CP TECH, CTRE, PROSPER
SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Brent Phares

Bridge Research Engineer, BEC

Co-Principal Investigator
Halil Ceylan

Director, PROSPER

Co-Principal Investigator
Reginald Souleyrette

Associate Director for Transportation Planning and Information Systems

About the research

The long-term goal of this effort is to develop a device that will measure, at highway speeds, pavement structural condition which is known to impact the performance of PCC and composite pavements. Such a system needs to be able to process the collected measurements into an immediately usable form in near real-time. It is believed that the recent improvements in computers, laser measuring devices, and similar technologies will make the development of such a system possible. The goal of the work in this phase is to determine if the required technologies exist and to what extent a market exists for such a device.

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