Cost-Effective Detection and Repair of Moisture Damage in Pavements

The objective of this research is twofold. First, the researchers will evaluate existing GPR, Rolling Wheel Deflectometer (RWD), and Traffic Speed Deflectometer (TSD) data in order to detect stripping and moisture-induced damage in pavements. In addition, the researchers will evaluate test methods including GPR and that may identify top-down cracking without coring. Second, the researchers will analyze the performance and cost-effectiveness of treatment methods against moisture-induced damage. Maintenance and rehabilitation methods will include overlay of stripped pavements with and without removal, chip seal, and microsurfacing. Performance of past projects as depicted from Pavement Management System (PMS) data will be used to assess the effectiveness of these techniques. Based on the results of this evaluation, the research team will develop a detection testing protocol for moisture-induced damage and will recommend cost-effective maintenance and rehabilitation strategies to repair stripped pavements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Alternate title: 18-4P Research Project Capsule


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $157376
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Louisiana Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 94245
    1201 Capitol Access Road
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70804-9245

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center

    4101 Gourrier Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
  • Managing Organizations:

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center

    4101 Gourrier Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Zhang, Zhongjie

    Hassan, Marwa

  • Performing Organizations:

    Louisiana State University and A&M College

    202 Himes Hall
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Principal Investigators:

    Elseifi, Mostafa

  • Start Date: 20180501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01669060
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Louisiana Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 18-4P, 1000241, 18PLSU15
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 16 2018 11:41AM