Developing Standard Definitions for Comparable Pavement Cracking Data

The objective of this research is to develop standard, discrete definitions for common cracking types in flexible, rigid, and composite pavements. The definitions shall classify cracking type, extent, and severity based on information from images collected by highway-speed data collection vehicles, including orientation, length, density, displacement, location, and other relevant factors. The standard definitions shall be used to facilitate comparable measurement and interpretation of pavement cracking in the highway community. The definitions shall be of sufficient detail that quality control measures and processing logic for automated data evaluation software is capable of identifying cracking features and excluding non-cracking features. Application to both existing and emerging image-based data collection technologies shall be considered.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $249952
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-57A

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Harrigan, Edward

  • Performing Organizations:

    Oklahoma State University

  • Principal Investigators:

    Wang, Kelvin

  • Start Date: 20171013
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190713
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01648495
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-57A
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2017 3:04PM