ICT and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Transportation Group Present Research at the 92nd Annual TRB Meeting


The ICT and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign transportation group had a strong presence at the Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, which convened in Washington, D.C., on January 13-17, 2013. ICT-affiliated researchers presented their cutting-edge research on over 85 topics. The list of presentations for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ICT researchers is below.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor and ICT researcher Erol Tutumluer received the Geology and Earth Materials Section Best Paper Award for his Practices for Unbound Aggregate Pavement Layers. Additionally, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign doctoral student Pengcheng Shangguan received first place in the poster competition at the Third Annual Workshop for the International Association of Chinese Infrastructure Professionals.

ICT and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign transportation faculty and students enjoyed mingling with alumni and friends of ICT at a reception held at Stone’s Crossing Restaurant on Tuesday evening. Over 200 guests attended the reception (see pictures below).

Approximately 11,000 transportation researchers, academics, engineers, and students from around the world attended this year’s conference, which covers all transportation modes. More than 4,000 presentations and workshops addressed this year’s theme, “Deploying Transportation Research—Doing Things Smarter, Better, Faster.”

The research presented by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign transportation faculty is listed below with the submission number in parentheses. Several of these papers were based on ICT-sponsored research.

Innovative Approach for Asphalt Pavement Compaction Monitoring Using Ground-Penetrating Radar
 (13-2425) Pengcheng Shangguan, Imad L. Al-Qadi, Zhen Leng (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Robert Schmitt (University of Wisconsin, Platteville), and Ahmed Fatin Faheem (Bloom Companies)

4.75-mm SMA on Thin Durable Asphalt Overlays  (13-4378)
Songsu Son, Imad L. Al-Qadi, and Thomas G. Zehr (Illinois Department of Transportation)

Mechanical Property Characterization of Warm-Mix Asphalt Prepared with Chemical Additives
 (13-0938) Zhen Leng (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Angeli Gamez, and Imad L. Al-Qadi

Sprinkle Treatment on Thin Durable Asphalt Overlays (13-3612)
Songsu Son, Imad L. Al-Qadi, David Leslie Lippert (Illinois Department of Transportation), and Thomas G. Zehr (Illinois Department of Transportation)

Development of Three-Point Bending Single-Edge Notched Beam Interface Bond Test (13-5217)
Salman Hakimzadeh, William G. Buttlar, and Marvin Exline (Road Science LLC)

Tack Coat Optimization: Testing Device Development and Laboratory Testing (13-4597)
Khaled Hasiba, Imad L. Al-Qadi, Alejandro Salinas (Applied Research Associates, Inc.), Hasan Ozer, Zhen Leng (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), and Derek Parish (Illinois Department of Transportation)

Low-Temperature Performance Characterization of Biomodified Asphalt Mixtures Containing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (13-3773) Brian Hill, Daniel Joshua Oldham (North Carolina A&T State University), Behzad Behnia, Elham H. Fini (North Carolina A&T State University), William G. Buttlar, and Henrique Reis


Performance Characterization of High Binder Replacement with Recycled Asphalt Shingles for Low N-design Mixture (13-4500) Hasan Ozer, Imad L. Al-Qadi, Ahmad Kanaan, and David Leslie Lippert (Illinois Department of Transportation)

Short-Term Kettle and Field Aging Investigation of Hot-Poured Crack Sealants
 (13-4485) Hasan Ozer, Imad L. Al-Qadi, Guillermo Elizalde Castro,   and Seyed Saleh Yousefi

Transportation Pooled Fund 5(225): Validation and Implementation of Hot-Poured Crack Sealant--Study Update (P13-5586)
Seyed Saleh Yousefi

Three-Dimensional Finite Element Modeling of Instrumented Airport Runway Pavement Responses (13-2732) Hao Wang (Rutgers-State University of New Jersey), Imad L. Al-Qadi, Silvia Portas (University of Cagliari, Italy), and Mauro Coni (University of Cagliari, Italy)

Assessment of Emission Costs Due to Maintenance and Rehabilitation to Reduce Pavement Roughness (13-5084)
Shahidul Islam and William G. Buttlar

An Acoustic Emission-Based Test to Determine Asphalt Binder and Mixture Embrittlement Temperature, NCHRP IDEA Project 144 (P13-5183)
Behzad Behnia,William G. Buttlar, and Henrique Reis

Development of Speed-Flow Curves for Highway Work Zones with Speed Limit of 45 mph and 55 mph (13-5017)
Hani Ramezani, Rahim F. Benekohal, and Kivanc A. Avrenli

Field and Software Evaluation of Illuminance from LED Luminaires for Roadway Applications (13-3398)
Juan C. Medina, Kivanc A. Avrenli, and Rahim F. Benekohal

Individual Driver's Speed Change in Response to Speed Photo Enforcement and Police Patrol Car in Work Zones
 (13-4339) Michael Robert Lodes and Rahim F. Benekohal

Evaluation of Microwave Radar Vehicle Detectors at Signalized Intersection Under Adverse Weather Conditions (13-3394)
Juan C. Medina, Hani Ramezani, and Rahim F. Benekohal

Contrasting Artificial Intelligence Effectiveness: Application to Traffic Signal Optimization (13-0264)
Ali Hajbabaie (North Carolina State University, Raleigh) and Rahim F. Benekohal

Compaction, Quality Control, and Field Performance (P13-5583)
Debakanta Mishra

Characterization of Railroad Ballast Behavior Under Repeated Loading Using New Large Triaxial Test Setup (13-4269)
Debakanta Mishra, Hasan Kazmee, Erol Tutumluer, James Pforr, David Read (Transportation Test Center, Inc.), and Eric Gehringer (Union Pacific Railroad Company)

Discrete Element Method for Simulating Ballast Shear Strength from Large-Scale Triaxial Tests (13-4102)
Yu Qian, Seung Jae Lee, Erol Tutumluer, Youseff Hashash, Debakanta Mishra,   and Jamshid Ghaboussi

Composite Layer Concept for Modeling Improved Stiffness Zones of Geogrid Base Reinforcement in Pavement Design (13-5315) Erol Tutumluer

Aggregate Size and Shape Evaluation Using Segmentation Techniques and Aggregate Image Processing Algorithms (13-4167)
Maziar Moaveni, Shengnan Wang, John M. Hart, Erol Tutumluer, and Narendra Ahuja

Use of Aggregate Image Analyzer for Characterizing Ballast Shear Strength and Hydraulic Conductivity (P13-5264)
Erol Tutumluer

Finite Element Modeling of Concrete Crossties and Fastening Systems (P13-6955)
Bassem Andrawes

Optimal Clustering of Railroad Track Maintenance Jobs (13-0793)
Fan Peng (CSX Transportation, Inc.) and Yanfeng Ouyang

Continuum Approximation Approach to Competitive Facility Location Design Under Facility Disruption Risks (13-0797)
Xin Wang and Yanfeng Ouyang

Supporting Station Model for Reliable Infrastructure Location Design Under Interdependent Disruptions (13-3747)
Xiaopeng Li (Mississippi State University), Yanfeng Ouyang, and Fan Peng (CSX Transportation)

Snowplow Routing Optimization Under Resource Constraints: Formulation, Algorithm, and Decision-Support System (13-0795)
Leila Hajibabai, Seyed Mohammad Nourbakhsh, Yanfeng Ouyang, and Fan Peng (CSX Transportation)

Joint Optimization of Supply Chain Network Design and Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Plan Under Traffic Equilibrium (13-0796)
Leila Hajibabai, Yun Bai, and Yanfeng Ouyang

Mitigating Negative Impacts of Near-Side Bus Stops on Cars (13-0788)
Weihua Gu (University of California, Berkeley), Michael J. Cassidy (University of California, Berkeley) Vikash V. Gayah (Pennsylvania State University), and Yanfeng Ouyang