Comparing the Performances of Different Wicking Fibers for Water Removal

The goal of the proposed research is to better understand the working mechanism of different wicking fibers by quantifying and comparing their water-removing ability. About 12 wicking fibers with different wicking fibers will be evaluated through the scanning electron microscope (SEM), capillary rise, zero gradient flow, permeability, and small -scale laboratory model tests. Numerical simulation will be performed to better understand the working mechanism of the wicking fibers. All the test results will be combined and analyzed using machine learning techniques to generate a model to correlate the water removal ability of the wicking fibers and different influence factors. The ultimate goal is to provide guidelines for producing the next generation of wicking geotextile with higher water removal efficiency.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $46901
  • Contract Numbers:

    60A3551947137

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Extension

    Washington State University
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Pulman, Washington  United States  99163

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Extension

    Washington State University
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Pullman, Washington  United States  99164
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla

    Department of Engineering
    202 University Center
    Rolla, MO    65409
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhang, Xiong

  • Start Date: 20210701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220930
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Etension

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01777981
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Life-Extension
  • Contract Numbers: 60A3551947137
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2021 2:26PM