ICT-affiliated researchers gave several presentations at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board based on research projects sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation:

  • Illinois Highway Safety Manual Workshop: Priscillia Tobias, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Effects of Intersection Right Turn Island Design and Skew on Safety and Operations: Kerrie Schattler, Trevor Hanson, Bradley University
  • Improvement for Determining The Axial Capacity of Drilled Shafts in Illinois Shales: Timothy Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Development of a Traffic Incident Management Operational and Training Guide – Phase II: Ryan Fries, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; Geno Koehler, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Evaluation of Aggregate Subgrade Materials Used as Pavement Subgrade/ Granular Subbase (PAV): Erol Tutumluer, Hasan Kazmee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sheila Beshears, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Sustainable Aggregates Production—Green Applications for Aggregate By-Products: Erol Tutumluer, Wenting Hou, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sheila Beshears, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Testing Protocols to Ensure Performance of High Asphalt Binder Replacement: Imad Al-Qadi, Hasan Ozer, Punit Singhvi, Jose Rivera Perez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Steve Hefel, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Ultrasonic Tomography for Concrete Infrastructure Condition Assessment and Quality Assurance: Hajin Choi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Mechanistic-Empirical (M-E) Design Implementation & Monitoring for Rigid Pavements: Jeff Roesler, Jeff LaHucik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Charles Wienrank, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Plasticity Requirements of the Aggregates as subbase, base, surface, and shoulder cours: Abdolreza Osouli, Sajjad Salam, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Sheila Beshears, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • AIMS Implementation – Investigating of Relationships between AIMS Shape Properties and VST Friction Values: Enad Mahmoud, The University of Texas-Pan American; Sheila Beshears, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Thermodynamics between RAP/RAS and virgin aggregates during asphalt concrete production – A literature review: Mohammad Hossain, Varun Vaginati, Bradley University; Jim Trepanier, Illinois Department of Transportation 
  • Development of IL-SCB Test and Flexibility Index for Overall Cracking: Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Implementation of IL-SCB Testing and FI Tool Application: Hasan Ozer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jim Trepanier, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Mechanical Properties of Roller-Compacted Concrete with Macrofibers: Jeff LaHucik, Sachindra Dahal, Jeffery Roesler, Armen Amirkhanian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Morphological Characterization of Railroad Ballast Degradation Trends in the Field and Laboratory: Maziar Moaveni, Issam Qamhia, Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Colin Basye, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.; Dingqing Li, Association of American Railroads (AAR); Samuel Douglas, Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Comprehensive Analysis of Micro-Deval Coarse Aggregate Polishing Capabilities: Enad Mahmoud, The University of Texas- Pan American; Gabriela Perales, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Sheila Beshears, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Driving Simulator Study to Evaluate Traffic Sign Mounting Height to Prevent Wrong-Way Driving: Ryan Fries, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; Yan Qi, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; Robert Seitzinger, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; Huaguo Zhou, Auburn University
  • Safety Impacts of a Modified Right Turn Lane Design at Intersections: Trevor Hanson, Bradley University; Kerrie Schattler, Bradley University
  • Pavement Working Platforms Constructed with Large-Size Unconventional Aggregates: Erol Tutumluer, Hasan Kazmee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sheila Beshears, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Engineering Characteristics and Stabilization Performance of Quarry Byproducts from Different Quarries and Crushing Stages: Vincent Mwumvaneza, Issam Qamhia, Erol tutumluer, Hasan Ozer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sheila Beshears, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Development of the Illinois Semi-Circular Bending (IL-SCB) Cracking Test and Flexibility Index Towards Balanced Mix Designs: Hasan Ozer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Fracture Characterization of Asphalt Mixtures with RAP and RAS Using Illinois Semicircular Bending Test Method and Flexibility Index: Hasan Ozer, Punit Singhvi, ASM Tamim Khan, Jose Julian Rivera-Perez, Imad Al-QAdi, Ahmad El Khatib, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Application of Shape Memory Alloys for Rapid Repair of Severely Damaged RC Bridge Columns: Donghyuk Jung, Bassem Andrawes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  •  Comparison of Ultrasonic Imaging Techniques for Full-Scale Reinforced Concrete: Hajin Choi, James Bittner, John Popovics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Cement-Treated Bases Containing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement, Quarry Byproducts, and Fibers: Jeff LaHucik, Scott Schmidt, Erol Tutumluer, Jeffery Roesler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Effect of RCC Mixture Constituents on Physical and Mechanical Properties: Jeffery Roesler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Effect of Plasticity Index and Dust Ratio on Moisture-Density and Strength Characteristics of Aggregates: Sajjad Salam, Abdolreza Osouli, Brent Vaughn, Priscilla De Andrade Gama, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sheila Beshears, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • A Study of Moisture Impacts on Asphalt Before and After Oxidation Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations: Mohammad Hossain, Bradley University
  •  Application of Thermodynamics Principles to Predict Virgin Aggregate Temperature by Drying and Heating RAP and RAS in a Drum Plant: Mohammad Hossain, Varun Veginati, Justin Krukow, Bradley University;  Jim Trepanier, Illinois Department of Transportation