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CAIT-UTC-REG 22

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a well-defined methodology to estimate the remaining strength of a suspension bridge cable that has been exposed to fire. The methodology will rely on a general purpose Finite Element code (ABAQUS) that is commercially available and widely used in the profession.

The…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG 24

The fundamental problem with the amounts of data collected by railroads is that they have generally lacked tools and the capability to analyze these data to develop predictive models to improve decisions regarding maintenance, operations and capital investments that improve safety, service and, ultimately, overall profit…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG 28

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop cost-effective standard open rib SOBD demonstrating similar performance as CRD.

The new design specifications for open rib SOBD to be developed in this study are expected to be incorporated into the AASHTO Bridge Design Specifications. Additional companion design gui…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG 32

The updated information about the location and type of landing sites is an essential asset for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). However, the acquisition, verification, and regular updating of information about landing sites is not an easy or straightforward task, and t…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG 37

The primary goal of this proposal is to evaluate the compatibility of different plastics within asphalt and evaluate the resultant asphalt binder and mixture performance of the plastic-modified material.

The intended outcome of the project is to develop a new material that would provide both a structural material …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG1

The primary goal of this study is to help transportation stakeholders achieve better understanding of the usefulness of augmented reality (AR) technologies and encourage wider acceptance of AR in life-cycle management of transportation infrastructure systems through literature synthesis, technology evaluation,…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG10

The intended activities of the project are to:

  • Conduct comprehensive review of the existing ITS system architecture and implementation in New Jersey
  • Document the best practices in ITS system architecture practices in the country, which support transition to connected and electric vehicles
IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG11

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a simple to use tool that would allow local agencies to develop a mechanistic-empirical design for lower volume (<1,000 vpd) highways. The primary focus would be on pavement overlays and rehabilitation. The current tools available use older empirical-only meth…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG12

The overall goal of this study is to determine the most optimal time to apply pavement preservation treatments. Researchers will conduct full-scale accelerated pavement testing and performance evaluation. They also will examine different pavement alternatives, conducting comprehensive performance evaluations i…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG13

Existing infrastructure in the U.S. is deteriorating; the symptoms of overdue maintenance and under investment are ever-present in our society. To ensure the safety of existing infrastructure, on-site life-time inspections and monitoring are required. While these methods yield a great deal of raw and analyzed data, curre…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG14

Performance- or risk-based earthquake engineering has gained widespread acceptance as a path to achieve user-specified performance targets, which include characterizations of casualties, repair cost, and business interruption, for intensity, scenario- and time-based assessments. There are tools whose roots are in U.S. nu…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG15

This project aims to develop a 2-D hydrodynamic model to assess the extent/severity of flooding from extreme weather events (such as Hurricane Sandy) and to evaluate the efficiency of existing transportation infrastructure.

The model will incorporate a representation of the transportation system network, flood eve…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG16

Major tunnel fires can lead to catastrophic events potentially resulting in the loss of lives, property damage, long service disruptions, and major socioeconomic impacts. A number of previous historical events confirm that tunnel fires may not necessarily cause collapse, but significant damage to the tunnel lining and lo…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG17

The primary goal of this project is to analyze the failure of different types of transportation signage during Hurricane Maria. The specific objectives are:

  • determine the causes of signage failure
  • suggest improvements to the design and construction to avoid or reduce…
IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG18

The primary goal of this proposal is to analyze pedestrian bridges that were damaged or collapsed during Hurricane Maria. The specific objectives of the project are:

  • Develop an inventory of pedestrian bridges that were damaged or collapsed due to the hurricane and document the type of failures exp…
IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG19

The primary goal of this project is to analyze motor vehicle bridges that were damaged or collapsed during Hurricane Maria. The specific objectives of the project are:

  • develop an inventory of bridges that experienced damages or collapsed
  • determine the causes of failu…
IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG20

The risks associated with infrastructure are clearly identified but training to minimize the impact of these challenges is sparsely available or lacking in related content. This project will design and establish academic credentials as well as non-credit short courses that will prepare participants to assess, mitigate …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG21

The purpose of this project is to explore and document both positive impacts autonomous vehicle (AV) transportation, aka a self-driving car, could have on persons with a broad array of disabilities and other transportation issues, as well as challenges that may hinder their successful usage of this revolutionary technolo…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG23

The primary goal of this proposal is to establish the pilot Smart Intersection Mobility (SIMO) testbed in downtown New Brunswick. The testbed will be equipped with AV-grade LiDAR and computer vision sensors to collect real-time vehicle, pedestrian, and infrastructure change data. Data sharing and testing platforms will b…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019
CAIT-UTC-REG25

Current asphalt design procedures are solely based on volumetric principles and lack a valid methodology to ensure performance of the asphalt mixture considered during design. This research focuses on a state of the art practice called Balanced Mixture Design (BMD), where the gradation and optimum asphalt content are n…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2018/2019