Performance Evaluation of Snow & Ice Plows

In this study, snow and ice removal trucks will be instrumented to measure plows scraping forces and shock acceleration. Several plows and blades as recommended by Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be tested. The testing will cover different angles, speeds, and designs. Interstate highways and secondary roads will be utilized during snow storms of 2011 and 2012 winter seasons.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $338709.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Performing Organizations:

      Bradley University, Peoria

      Department of Civil Engineering and Construction
      200 Jobst Hall, 1501 W Bradley Avenue
      Peoria, IL  United States  61625
    • Principal Investigators:

      Mahmoud, Enad

      Elhouar, Souhail

    • Start Date: 20110901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20151120
    • Source Data: RiP Project 32370

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480007
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-94
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 27 2013 1:01AM