Quantifying the Effects of Implements of Husbandry on Pavements

The objectives of this research are to (1) propose procedures for quantifying the effects of implements of husbandry (IoH) on pavement performance and (2) develop a tool to facilitate implementation of these procedures. Accomplishment of the project objectives will require at least the following tasks. Phase I: (1) Collect and review relevant domestic and foreign literature; research findings; agency practices; and other information relative to the effects of IoH on pavement performance. This information may be obtained from published and unpublished reports, contacts with transportation agencies and industry organizations, and other sources.  (2) Identify and evaluate the factors that influence the effects of IoH on pavement performance (e.g., IoH configuration, weight and size; pavement structure; and speed and location on pavement), and recommend the factors that merit consideration in the process of quantifying the effects of IoH on pavement performance. (3) Identify and evaluate available procedures for quantifying the effects of IoH that consider the factors recommended in Task 2, and recommend potential and/or new procedures for further development in Phase II. (4) Develop a research plan for work to be executed in Phase II to (a) further develop and validate the procedures recommended in Task 3 and (b) prepare other material to facilitate implementation of these procedures. (5.) Prepare an interim report that documents the research performed in Phase I and includes an updated work plan for Phase II. Following review of the interim report by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the research team will be required to make a presentation to the project panel. Work on Phase II of the project will not begin until the interim report is approved and the Phase II work plan is authorized by the NCHRP. The decision on proceeding with Phase II will be based on the contractor’s documented justification of the updated work plan. Phase II: (6) Execute the plan approved in Task 5. Based on the results of this work, develop and validate procedures for quantifying the influence of IoH on pavement performance for use by state DOTs and other highway agencies. (7) Using the developed procedures, prepare (a) a tool to facilitate implementation and use of the procedures, (b) a step-by-step guide for applying the procedures, and (c) examples to illustrate use of the procedures for different applications/scenarios. (8) Prepare presentation material in a PowerPoint or other format to facilitate implementation and use of the developed procedures. (9) Prepare a final deliverable that documents the entire research effort. The procedures and tool shall be prepared in a format suitable for consideration and adoption by American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $399997
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-58

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hanna, Amir

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Pittsburgh

    Benedum Engineering Hall
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15261
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kazanovich, Lev

  • Start Date: 20170901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41287

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01618752
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-58
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 11 2016 1:00AM