Development of a High Speed Rigid Pavement Analyzer – Phase I Feasibility and Need Study

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

01/01/06

END DATE

05/31/08

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CP TECH, CTRE, PROSPER
SPONSORS

Federal Highway Administration
Iowa Department of Transportation
TPF-5(136)

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

Objectives: 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 specifically described herein is to, in fact, determine if the required technologies exist and to what extent a market exists for such a device. Scope: The proposed research project will investigate the feasibility and practicality of developing a device for measuring the structural condition of PCC and composite pavements.

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