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CAIT-UTC-REG56

The primary goal of this proposal is to increase safety and minimize the risks of building major underground infrastructure systems by enhancing existing methods for stochastic subsurface characterization, hazard and risk assessment and management. The specific goals of the project are to develop a framework calibrated f…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG62

The Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and its coastal area in Puerto Rico, an overseas US territory that needs resources to recover from Hurricane Irma and Maria and to face future devastating coastal hazards in the economic crisis, has been facing the challenge of coastal flooding, erosion, and storm damage. Fiel…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG63

Successful implementation and effectiveness of monitoring systems requires good understanding of (1) structure being monitored, (2) existence of various monitoring technologies and their advantages and limitations, (3) monitoring process and (4) roles of involved parties. In the case of tunnels, lack of understanding of …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG64

The primary goal of this proposal is to assist NJ TRANSIT’S Bus Service Planning department to create a complete roster of the 500 bus capacity Northern bus garage determining stats such as platform hours and non-revenue mileage totals for potential auditing purposes.

The intended outcome of the project includes…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG65

The primary goal of this proposal is to use non-contact 3D scanning technology and AI for assisting in the inspection and maintenance procedures for deck timbers and rails on open-deck bridges.

The proposed research is a pilot project targeting a virtual open-deck bridge. Upon successful implementation, NJT will b…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG66

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a robust charging system for battery electric buses considering economic and environmental impacts. Case studies will be conducted on the selected NJ Transit bus routes focusing on three charging system design scenarios: depot charging, on-route charging, and hybrid chargin…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG67

The primary goal of this proposal is to enhance the resilience of coastal box girder bridges subject to storm and/or tsunami wave loading through an evaluation of their design geometry. Specifically, the geometry to be studied is the angle of inclination of the web plates, the width of the bottom flange (where a width …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG68

One of the earliest and most essential decisions that must be made in any infrastructure project is the selection of which project delivery method (PDM) to use. Since the choice of the PDM will dictate the language in the contract and the timing of its signing; state DOTs, local agencies, and tribal governments must make…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG69

CAIT seeks to support young people from underserved communities to select from among the many viable transportation career options, fill system gaps in under-recognized areas of workforce need, and help our youth overcome the identified barriers which have prevented easy pathways to success in the past.

This pilot…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG70

The primary goal of this proposal is to investigate the stated definitions of equity in transportation and the current plans, statements, and goals that consider eliminating inequity and unfair distribution of benefits. The study aims to develop an evaluation technique to assess maintaining equity principles in transport…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG71

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a bio-mediated technique that would enable enzyme induced calcite precipitation (EICP) under varying temperatures to improve the physical properties of soil embankment and mitigate coastal erosion in the State of New Jersey.

The intended outcome of the project is a f…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG72

There is a need to advance the manufacturing process for improvements towards sustainable and resilient civil infrastructure. Recent developments in additive manufacturing technologies has enabled bespoke design and flexibility in on-site development or prefabrication of houses, buildings, and bridges. However, the autom…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG73

The primary goal of this proposal is to evaluate the viability of asphalt binder in RAP materials using a simplified procedure with the gyratory compactor. The researchers will generate a proposed parameter and recommended thresholds that would allow asphalt mixture suppliers to determine maximum RAP contents based on ex…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG74

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop different Machine Learning (ML) algorithms for the rapid identification of damage in bridge structures using the bridge’s dynamic response during regular service operation. These algorithms are in theory applicable to any dynamical system but will be tailored specifical…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG75

The primary goal of this proposal is to investigate the use of steel wool in concrete to increase its crack resistance (fracture toughness and flexural strength) and enable durable, crack-free bridges. Unlike the majority of research efforts that have focused on higher compressive strength (common ultra-high performance …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG76

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop modeling approaches for the beneficial use of raw and stabilized sediments in engineering applications. First, a robust material characterization and strength laboratory testing program will be performed on specimens of raw and stabilized dredged sediments. These results wi…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2021/2022
CAIT-UTC-REG43

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a pilot, proof-of-concept study in collaboration with the MTA to explore the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for analyzing infrastructure big data to predict track degradation and future condition.

The intended outcome of the project is a novel AI model for track…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG45

The primary goal of this proposal is the development of a digital twin for urban mobility, the Mobi-Twin platform, focusing on enabling the microscopic accurate modeling and simulation of Urban Mobility System of Systems with the emerging self-driving grade high-resolution 3D data. The proposed platform will use data col…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG46

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop machine-learning algorithms for driving behavior mining, using real-time vehicle, pedestrian, and infrastructure data. The proposed algorithms will improve our understanding of how people drive on both highways and urban roads, which will help monitor and maintain roadside …

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021
CAIT-UTC-REG47

The concept of digital twins is an enabler to address today’s infrastructure lifecycle management challenges, especially in this challenging era with the growing threats of pandemics, natural disasters, funding shortfalls, and social unrests. Digital twins support cost-effective ways of exploring what-if scenarios …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2020/2021