Initial Evaluation of the Albedo and Solar-Radiation Flux of Asphalt Pavements

The goal of this research is to improve the procedures utilized to analyze albedo and solar radiation flux of asphalt pavements. The methodology of measuring albedo and solar radiation flux of pavements has been borrowed from agriculture research and has been applied in two different methodologies to date, the first being in-situ testing which requires lane closures and the second being conducted on large test plots paved in an open space, which limits the type of variation between pavements parameters that can be tested and does not easily allow for three samples to be tested simultaneously due to space, cost, and time limitations. The ability to test three samples simultaneously would allow for measurement repeatability and would provide results with statistical significance, which has yet to be done. In addition, the equipment being utilized has varied from project to project and new equipment has become available that will provide better results.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $50286.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Blight, Robert

    Szary, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hencken, John

  • Start Date: 20141201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38295

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549670
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC28, CAIT-UTC-NC10
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 9 2015 1:00AM