Developing an Effective Crack-Sealing Procedure by Leveraging Chemistry and Computer Vision

This project will evaluate the effect of sealant organic chemistry on performance by determining the chemical structure of a range of commercially available sealants and linking that with other properties such as hydrophobicity and penetrability. The role of physical properties of sealants governing performance will also be examined. The research team will develop a computer-vision-based methodology to evaluate performance of sealers in the lab and then validate the effective sealing procedure in the field. The research team will transfer the knowledge obtained to Illinois Department of Transportation practitioners and revise specifications and guidelines accordingly.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $399998
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Garg, Nishant

    • Start Date: 20200816
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230815
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01747759
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-224
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 14 2020 11:10AM