Optimal Design for Porous Concrete Pavement - Phase I

This research can be subdivided into three phases. The first phase is the development of a mathematical model of the behavior of water in a porous concrete pavement and the creation of a computer program that will solve the equations inherent in this model. In the second phase, facility and students from the University of Vermont will apply the model to a VTrans test site, the porous Park and Ride facility located in the town of Randolph. This will demonstrate the model's ability to accurately predict behavior in the field. Finally, in the third phase the resulting 'calibrated' model will be used in combination with an optimization algorithm to examine the benefits and costs of various design strategies where the design variables are those presented earlier in this section. Since January 2009, 8 in-pavement monitoring wells were installed at the parking facility. These will monitor the height of the groundwater table with reference to the amount of head pressure generated by melt and rain events. Also, an initial experiment to determine the soil characteristics, information needed for modeling the site has been completed.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Vermont Agency of Transportation

    Materials and Research Section
    1 National Life Drive, Drawer 33
    Montpelier, VT  United States  05633
  • Project Managers:

    Fitch, Jennifer

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Vermont, Burlington

    Transportation Research Center
    210 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405-1757
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pinder, George

  • Start Date: 20081001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 19480

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462458
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Vermont Agency of Transportation
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:04PM