PPRC14 SPE 4.53: Validation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Pavement Deflection

The task will be amended to complete the funding of the field test validations. The field tests are very sensitive and will require more accurate measurements. The field validation will be the means to assess which of the proposed deflection models capture the physics properly. Follow up to 13/14 project to review mechanistic algorithms from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other research centers to calculate viscoelastic energy dissipation from vehicle operation for different pavement types, climate regions and vehicle types. Perform field validation of fuel economy differences, compare results with models, and then perform comprehensive assessment for state network implementation. Task objectives are as follows: (1) Develop user and system functional requirements; (2) Design and implementation of new system architecture; (3) Design and implementation of an ME compute engine; (4) Design and implementation of a web-based user interface (UI); (5). Perform system integration of CalME v3.0; (6) Perform testing; (7) Provide user support for CalME v2.0; and (8) Develop user and system documentation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    Sacramento, CA  United States  95819
  • Project Managers:

    Holland, Joe

  • Principal Investigators:

    Harvey, John

  • Start Date: 20140901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01620527
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 4 2017 10:53AM