Accelerating Use of Sustainable Materials in Transportation Infrastructure

With the theme of MATS UTC focused on the accelerated adoption of sustainable practices into the provisions of transportation services, a critical component of this theme is the application of sustainable materials. The level of sustainability of materials depends on numerous factors. Many think naturally of the incorporation of a high percentage of recycled materials and the use of locally sourced materials. However, beyond this, sustainable materials must demonstrate high performance – limiting the need for frequent reconstruction and the resulting congestion that causes fuel consumption and higher emissions, and the ability to construct more efficient structures that require lower material quantities. In this research effort, the investigators will focus on innovative high performance materials, as well as enhancements to existing material designs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $85654
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Virginia Transportation Research Council

    530 Edgemont Road
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center

    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Burden, Lindsay

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Center for Transportation Studies
    P.O. Box 400742, Thornton Hall, D228
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
  • Principal Investigators:

    Harris, Devin

    Ozbulut, Osman

  • Start Date: 20150801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160824

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01659461
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 6 2018 5:13PM