Optimal Design for Porous Concrete Pavement (Part 2)

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 system such described above and the creation of a computer program that will solve the equations inherent in this model. In the second phase the Performing Organization (PO) will apply the model to a Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) test site to demonstrate the model's ability to accurately predict behavior in the field. Finally in the third phase the PO will use the resulting 'calibrated' model 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. The PO is requesting funding for phase one only, and should the work proceed smoothly, the PO would seek funding for and initiate phase two and eventually phase three. However, please note that the phase one study is a stand-alone project. The development of a computer-based optimal design strategy for the behavior of porous concrete pavement in cold climates using advanced mathematical methods is, through its scope and focus, in concert with the theme of 'Sustainable Systems and Advanced Technologies for Northern Communities.'


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Troy, Austin

    Aultman-Hall, Lisa

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Vermont, Burlington

    Transportation Center, 210 Colchester Avenue
    Farrell Hall
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pinder, George

  • Start Date: 20080701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28457

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566477
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: UVM Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0018, 024914
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2015 1:00AM