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Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

Works: 1,448 works in 2,326 publications in 1 language and 122,874 library holdings
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Covered bridges and the birth of American engineering by Justine Christianson( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) is pleased to announce the publication of Covered Bridges and the Birth of American Engineering (2015), edited by HAER Historian Justine Christianson and HAER Architect Christopher H. Marston. The book represents the culmination of research under the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-sponsored National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation (NHCBP) Program. HAER and the FHWA's Office of Infrastructure Research and Development have maintained a joint research and technology program for historic covered bridges since 2002. This partnership has also included a variety of initiatives including documentation, engineering studies, National Historic Landmark designations, conferences, and a traveling exhibition. This book examines the development of wood trusses and covered bridge construction, profiles the pioneering craftsmen and engineers involved, explores the function of trusses in covered bridges, and looks at the preservation and future of these distinctly American bridges. The editors have collaborated with some of the leading historians and engineers of historic covered bridges in the country to produce this volume. Contributors include Jim Barker, Lola Bennett, Joseph Conwill, Dario Gasparini, Matthew Reckard, and Rachel Sangree. Richard O'Connor and Sheila Rimal Duwadi supplied overviews of the HAER and NHCBP programs, and Michael Harrison and David Simmons provided invaluable editorial assistance."--publisher's website
Public roads( )

in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeps the reader up-to-date on developments in federal highway policies, programs, and research and technology. Covers advances and innovations in highway/traffic research and technology, critical national transportation issues, important activities and achievements of FHWA and others in the highway community, specific FHWA program areas, and subjects of interest to highway industry professionals
Research & technology transporter on-line( )

in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effects of geosynthetic reinforcement spacing on the performance of mechanically stabilized earth walls by Christina Vulova( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimal procedures for quality assurance specifications by J. L Burati( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concrete mixture optimization using statistical methods : final report by United States( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LTPP profile variability by Lynn D Evans( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program has been collecting profile and International Roughness Index (IRI) information from more than 2,062 test sections since 1989 using K.J. Law 690DNC optical sensor Profilometers. Analysis of the IRI data has been limited, but with the increasing distribution of the LTPP DataPave software, this data is seeing increasing use. In an effort to confirm the quality of LTPP IRI data in the Information Management System (IMS) database and to document its variability, LTPP initiated an analysis of IRI variability in September 1997. This report documents the results of that study."
Prediction of the expected safety performance of rural two-lane highways by Douglas W Harwood( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents an algorithm for predicting the safety performance of a rural two-lane highway. The accident prediction algorithm consists of base models and accident modification factors for both roadway segments and at-grade intersections on rural two-lane highways. The base models provide an estimate of the safety performance of a roadway or intersection for a set of assumed nominal or base conditions. The accident modification factors adjust the base model predictions to account for the effects on safety for roadway segments of lane width, shoulder width, shoulder type, horizontal curves, grades, driveway density, two-way left-turn lanes, passing lanes, roadside design and the effects on safety for at-grade intersections of skew angle, traffic control, exclusive left- and right-turn lanes, sight distance, and driveways. The accident prediction algorithm is intended for application by highway agencies to estimate the safety performance of an existing or proposed roadway. The algorithm can be used to compare the anticipated safety performance of two or more geometric alternatives for a proposed highway improvement. The accident prediction algorithm includes a calibration procedure that can be used to adapt the predicted results to the safety conditions encountered by any particular highway agency on rural two-lane highways. The algorithm also includes an Empirical Bayes procedure that can be applied to utilize the safety predictions provided by the algorithm together with actual site-specific accident history data
Materials and methods for corrosion control of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures in new construction by United States( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salt-induced reinforcing steel corrosion in concrete bridges has undoubtedly become a considerable economic burden to many State and local transportation agencies. Since the iron in the steel has a natural tendency to revert eventually to its most stable oxide state, this problem will, unfortunately, still be with us, but to a much lesser degree due to the use of various corrosion protection strategies currently used in new construction. The adoption of corrosion protection measures in new construction, such as the use of good design and construction practices, adequate concrete cover depth, low-permeability concrete, corrosion inhibitors, and coated reinforcing steel is significantly reducing the occurrence of reinforcing steel corrosion in new bridges
Reliability of visual inspection for highway bridges( )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characterization of transverse profiles by Amy L Simpson( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program currently being conducted by the Federal Highway Administration is collecting transverse profile data on each of the asphalt-surfaced test sections included in the study. These data have been collected since monitoring was begun on these sections in 1989. A study was undertaken to provide indexes that summarize these x-y profiles. A study was conducted to recommend profiles to be included in the LTPP database in which six indexes were recommended to be included in the National Information Management System (NIMS). These six indexes and how they relate to each other are examined in this paper
LTPP pavement maintenance materials : SPS-4 supplemental joint seal experiment, final report by Kelly L Smith( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report documents the entire Specific Pavement Studies (SPS)-4 supplemental joint seal study, including the installation of 29 unique joint seal treatments, the laboratory testing of experimental sealant materials, and the multi-year performance monitoring of the various joint seal treatments. It also discusses the results of comprehensive statistical analyses conducted on sealant material performance
Determination of frost penetration in LTPP test sections by Hesham A Ali( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main goal of the study reported here was to determine frost penetration at the selected Seasonal Monitoring Program (SMP) sections. As part of the study, an interactive computer program, FROST, was developed to facilitate the interpretation of the electrical resistivity and temperature data. Analysis results include the freeze state at each electrical resistivity sensor and the frost penetration at each site. As part of the overall LTPP data analysis effort, it is expected that the information on the seasonal variation in the freeze state in the unbound base, subbase, and subgrade will be used to develop improved understanding of the seasonal variation in the load-carrying capacity of pavements and the subsequent effect on pavement performance
Design and construction of PCC pavements by Emmanuel Bonsu Owusu-Antwi( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A study has been conducted to evaluate and analyze portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements in order to develop recommendations for the design and construction of long-lived concrete pavements. It involved a detailed evaluation and analysis of the PCC pavement data in the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) database using statistical techniques to determine the design features and construction practices that have a beneficial effect on long-term performance. The study focused on the development of practical recommendations that can be easily implemented by highway agencies to increase pavement life. This volume describes and provides information on design features and construction practices that improve pavement performance. A key focus was to develop canonical discriminant functions that can be used to discriminate between groups of pavements in the sense of being able to tell them apart. The pavements were grouped according to their performance classification, namely, above expectation, as expected, and below expectation The canonical functions consist of linear combinations of the variables that describe and quantify the pavement design features, site conditions, and construction practices. I This report is the second in a series of three volumes on the study. The other volumes are as follows: FHWA No. Vol No. Short Title FHWA-RD-98-052 I Summary of Design Features and Construction Practices That Influence Performance of Pavements FHWA-RD-98-113 I11 Improved PCC Performance Models"--Technical report documentation page
Preliminary evaluation and analysis of LTPP faulting data : final report by Olʹga Selezneva( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Improving the design and construction of new and rehabilitated pavements to provide longer lasting pavements. As part of the condition monitoring of the LTPP test sections, joint and crack faulting data are being collected on a regular basis at each jointed concrete pavement test site. The LTPP faulting data are collected using the Georgia Faultmeter. Data are collected at joints and cracks along the wheelpath and along the outside pavement edge. As part of the study reported here, the quality of the faulting data was evaluated, and missing and questionable data were identified. The data were then used to develop faulting data indices (average joint faulting for each visit) and related statistical parameters. Also, data analysis was carried out to determine the usefulness ofjoint faulting and related data in identifying factors that affect joint faulting. The analysis indicated that doweled joints exhibit very little faulting even after many years of service and that the effect of design features such as drainage, tied-concrete shoulder use, and joint spacing is not as significant when doweled joints are used. For non-doweled jointed plain concrete (JPC) pavements, the following design features were found to significantly reduce faulting: use of widened lanes, effective drainage system, stabilized base/subbase, and shorter joint spacing. Effect of faulting on ride quality was also investigated using jointed plain concrete pavements (JPCP) sections with three or more faulting and International Roughness Index (IRI) surveys. A strong correlation was found between rate of change in faulting values versus rate of change in IRI values for JPCP sections. The results indicate that faulting is a major component of increased roughness of JPC pavements"--Tech report doc. page
Preliminary evaluation of LTPP continuously reinforced concrete (CRC) pavement test sections by S. D Tayabji( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of the study reported here, analysis of data from the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) GPS-5 test sections was conducted to identify factors that influence long-term crack spacing in continuously reinforced concrete (CRC) pavements and to determine the effect of crack spacing on pavement performance. Data from the 85 test sections from the GPS-5 experiment were analyzed
Guidebook on methods to estimate non-motorized travel : overview of methods by William Leonard Schwartz( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quarter century of geotechnical research by Albert F DiMillio( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report gives an overview and summarizes the results of the research conducted under the four geotechnical projects established during the 1970's. It describes the efforts and results of 25 years of research spanning three decades from 1973-1998. The main purpose of the report is to provide a summary of the FHWA geotechnical research activities over the last quarter of the 20th century. It is intended for the general engineers and administrative managers of FHWA and the SHA's. Also presented are descriptions of the various problems that were addressed; and the report discusses the objectives and scope of each project in detail, except for the Tunneling Project, which is reported elsewhere (see appendix B). A review of each project's organization and approach is presented before the results are noted and evaluated. Technology transfer and future research needs are also covered separately to highlight the important nature of each topic
Performance test for geosynthetic-reinforced soil including effects of preloading by Kanop Ketchart( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improved prediction models for PCC pavement performance-related specifications by Todd E Hoerner( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bicycle commuting--Forecasting Bridges--Inspection Building materials--Testing Choice of transportation--Forecasting Concrete bridges--Design and construction Concrete--Statistical methods Covered bridges Cycling--Forecasting Engineering Geosynthetics Highway communications--Research Highway departments--U.S. states--Quality control Highway engineering Highway research Intelligent transportation systems--Research Long-Term Pavement Performance Program (U.S.) Pavements, Concrete Pavements, Concrete--Design and construction Pavements, Concrete--Joints Pavements, Concrete--Joints--Maintenance and repair Pavements, Concrete--Joints--Testing Pavements, Concrete--Maintenance and repair Pavements, Concrete--Testing Pavements, Reinforced concrete--Testing Pavements--Performance Pavements--Performance--Mathematical models Pavements--Performance--Testing Portland cement Quality assurance Reinforced concrete--Corrosion--Prevention Reinforced soils Retaining walls Road construction industry--Quality control Roads Rural roads--Safety measures Sealing compounds Service life (Engineering) Soil mechanics Soil mechanics--Research Soil stabilization Soil-structure interaction Technology transfer Traffic accidents--Mathematical models Traffic safety--Mathematical models Traffic safety--Research Transportation--Research Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center United States United States.--Federal Highway Administration.--Office of Operations R&D United States.--Federal Highway Administration.--Offices of Research, Development, and Technology
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United States. Federal Highway Administration. Office of the Associate Administrator for Research and Development (1983- )

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