ICT-affiliated researchers had presentations on the following topics at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board:

  • Effect of Wide-Base Tires on Nationwide Flexible Pavement Systems – Numerical Modeling: Jaime Hernandez, Angeli Gamez, Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Quantitative Assessment of the Effect of Wide-Base Tires on Pavement Response Using Finite Element Analysis: Erman Gungor, Jaime Hernandez, Angeli Gamez, Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Quantifying Sustainable Strategies for the Construction of Highway Pavements: Rebekah Yang, Hasan Ozer, and Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Mechanistic-Empirical Model for Vehicle Fuel Consumption due to Pavement’s Structural Response: Hasan Ozer, Mojtaba Ziyadi, Maryam Shakiba, Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Identification of Low Temperature Stiffness Thresholds for Hot-Poured Sealants Using the Crack Sealant Bending Beam Rheometer Test Method: Saleh Yousefi, Hasan Ozer, Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Development of Analytic Approach Utilizing Extended Common Mid-point Method to Estimate Asphalt Pavement Thickness with 3-D GPR: Shan Zhao, Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Development of Regularization Methods on Simulated Ground-Penetrating Radar Signals to Predict Thin Asphalt Layer Thickness: Shan Zhao, Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Environmental and Economic Impact of Using New Generation Wide-Base Tires: Sueng Gu Kang, Imad Al-Qadi, Hasan Ozer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Hao Wang, Rutgers University; John Harvey, University of California, Davis
  • A New Stochastic Approach of Vehicle Energy Dissipation on Non-Deformable Rough Pavements: Robin Kim, North Carolina State University; Seung Gu Kang, B.F. Spencer, Imad Al-Qadi, Hasan Ozer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Field and Laboratory Low Temperature Performance of Hot-Poured Crack Sealants in Michigan: Saleh Yousefi, Hasan Ozer, Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Imran Hafeez, University of Engineering and Technology
  • Hyperelastic Modeling of Wide-Base Tire and Prediction of its Contact Stresses: Jaime Hernandez, Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Baseline Rolling Resistance for Tires’ On-Road Fuel Efficiency Using Finite Element Modeling: Jaime Hernandez, Hasan Ozer, Imad Al-QAdi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Critical Pavement Responses Resulting from Deformable-Deformable Tire-Pavement Interaction: Jaime Hernandez, Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • The Influence of Reinforcement Characteristics on the Shear Response of Interlayer Interfaces: Xueyan Liu, Tom Scarpas, Delft University of Technology; Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Francesco Ferraiolo, Maccaferri, Inc.; Mostafa Elseifi, Louisiana State University
  • Specification Development and Implementation for Disk-shaped Compact Test: William Buttlar, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Dilatancy in the Analysis of Interlayer Cyclic Shear-Test Results: Cristina Tozzo, University of La Sapienza Roma; Antonio D’Andrea; Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Failure Prediction and Sensor Spacing Optimization along Transportation Corridors: Zhaodong Wang, Siyang Xie,
    Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Air-Coupled Ultrasonic Inspection of Crossties: John Popovics, Chi-Luen Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Su Yun Ham, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Effect of Porosity and Gradation on Shear Strength of Crushed Aggregate Based on DEM Approach: Pengcheng Wang, Jiankun Liu Beijing Jiaotong University; Scott Schmidt, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • Optimizing Stability and Stiffness Through Aggregate Base Gradation:  W. James Wilde, Minnesota State University
    Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign; Yuanjie Xiao, Central South University; Terry Beaudry, John Siekmeier, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Design of Well-Performing Railway Transitions: Timothy Stark, Stephen Wilk, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Jerry Rose, University of Kentucky
  • Disk-shaped Compact Tension Test as a Fatigue Performance Test: William Buttlar, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Facility Location Design under Continuous Traffic Equilibrium: Yanfeng Ouyang, Zhaodong Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Hai Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Field Measurement of Bending Moments in Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Crossties Under Heavy-Haul Freight Railroad Loads: Henry Wolf, J. Riley Edwards, Marcus Dersch, Yu Qian, David Lange, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Finite Element Analysis of Effects of Bolt Condition on Bolted Rail Joint Stresses: Kaijun Zhu, J. Riley Edwards, Yu Qian, Bassem Andrawes, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Flexible-Route Versus Fixed-Route Bus Networks Under Spatially Heterogeneous Demand: Antoine Petit, Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Ryan smith, Strand Enterprises, Inc.
  • Framework to Improve the Pavement ME Design Unbound Aggregate Rutting Model Based on Field Data: Yuanjie Xiao, Central South University, Debakanta Mishra, Boise State University, Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Improvements in Pavement Roughness Measurement Using Smartphone Application: Shahidul Islam, Roberto Aldunate, William Vavrik, Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA); William Buttlar, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Integrated Planning of Multitype Locomotive Service Facilities: Siyang Xie, Zhaodong Wang, Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Kamalesh Somani
  • Microwave Radar Vehicle Detection Performance at Railroad Grade Crossings with Quad Gates in Normal and Adverse Weather Conditions: Rahim Benekohal, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • NCHRP IDEA Project 170: Asphalt Embrittlement Analyzer: Development and Implementation: William Buttlar, Henrique Reis, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  •  Noninvasive Techniques for Measuring Vertical Transient Track Displacement: Stephen Wilk, Timothy Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Jerry Rose, University of Kentucky
  • Planning of Service Facility Location under the Risk of Network Access Disruptions: Siyang Xie, Kun An, Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Rail Safety IDEA Project 27: Field Evaluation of Ballast Fouling Conditions Using Machine Vision: Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Resource Replenishment Location planning for Service Trucks under Network Congestion and Routing Constraints: Leila Hajibabai, Washington State University; Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Robust Grain Supply Chain Design Considering Post-Harvest Loss and Harvest Timing Equilibrium: Kun An, Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Role of Initial Particle Arrangement in Ballast Mechanical Behavior: Yu Qian, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Seung Jae Lee, Florida International University (FIU); Erol Tutumluer, Youssef Hashash, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Jamshid Ghaboussi
  • Unbound Aggregate Base Gradation Effects on Rutting Model Predictions for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design: Issam Qamhia, Liang Chern Chow, Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Debakanta Mishra, Boise State University
  • University Research on UAVs for Construction Inspection and Possible Applications for Railway Inspection and Maintenance: Tyler DickMani Golparvar-Fard, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign