Guidance to Predict and Mitigate Dynamic Hydroplaning on Roadways

The objective of this research is to develop guidance to predict and mitigate hydroplaning on roadways. The term “hydroplaning” in this research is limited to dynamic hydroplaning only, and does not include other forms of hydroplaning, such as viscous or rubber reversion hydroplaning. The guidance should be applicable to all types of roadways, including site-specific factors such as geometric design, and be appropriate for new construction, reconstruction, and maintenance/retrofit projects. The guidance should: (1) Address the hydraulics, roadway characteristics, vehicle characteristics, driver behavior, and other factors that contribute to hydroplaning on roadways. (2) Include an updated and validated methodology(s) to predict hydroplaning potential on roadways. (3) Provide methods and strategies for planning and design of roadways to mitigate hydroplaning. (4) Provide methods and strategies to reduce hydroplaning on existing roadways. (5) Identify driver-related factors that contribute to crashes associated with hydroplaning and recommend operational strategies to mitigate these crashes.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 15-55

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Schwager, Dianne

  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    208 Patton Hall
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Flintsch, Gerardo

  • Start Date: 20150617
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171216
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37549

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543353
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 15-55
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 13 2014 1:01AM