Active CCTRP Projects

ACTIVE PROJECTS:

Project 08-6: Experimental Testing of Controllable Damping Devices toward Extending the Lifespan of Existing Highway Bridges

Project 14-1: Improvements to Road Safety Improvement Selection Procedures for Connecticut

NEW PROJECTS:

Project 15-1: A Vision-based Traffic Monitoring System for Vehicle Detection and Vehicle Classification

Project 15-2: Effective Sealing and Monitoring of Small Movement Expansion Joints in Connecticut Bridges

 

PROJECT NUMBER: 08-6

PROJECT TITLE: Experimental Testing of Controllable Damping Devices toward Extending the Lifespan of Existing Highway Bridges

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Richard Christenson

PROJECT STATUS: Continuing

ANTICIPATED COMPLETION DATE: September 30, 2015

OBJECTIVES: To advance the state-of-the-art in highway bridge control and monitoring by experimentally verifying the application of controllable dampers to reduce the maximum stresses in a highway bridge due to heavy truck traffic and by demonstrating experimental methodologies to utilize the controllable damping devices for enhanced bridge monitoring.

PROJECT NUMBER: 14-1

PROJECT TITLE: Improvements to Road Safety Improvement Selection Procedures for Connecticut

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS: John Ivan and Amy Burnicki

PROJECT STATUS: Continuing

ANTICIPATED COMPLETION DATE: September 30, 2015

OBJECTIVE: To estimate crash prediction models for Connecticut roads and intersections to supplement those already or soon to be available

 

PROJECT NUMBER: 15-1

PROJECT TITLE: A Vision-based Traffic Monitoring System for Vehicle Detection and Vehicle Classification

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS: Karthik Konduri and Eric Jackson

PROJECT STATUS: New

START DATE: August 23, 2014

ANTICIPATED COMPLETION DATE: June 30, 2016

OBJECTIVES: To explore and develop a stand-alone vision-based traffic monitoring software prototype with graphic user interfaces that can count vehicles (detection) and characterize the type of vehicle on roadways (classification).

 

PROJECT NUMBER: 15-2

PROJECT TITLE: Effective Sealing and Monitoring of Small Movement Expansion Joints in Connecticut Bridges

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS: Ramesh Malla and Montgomery Shaw

PROJECT STATUS: New

START DATE: August 23, 2014

ANTICIPATED COMPLETION DATE: June 30, 2016

OBJECTIVE: To build on previous research of a new silicone foam sealant for small-movement bridge expansion joints by 1) conducting further investigation of the sealant’s behavior with primer, under heavy traffic conditions, and larger temperature variations, 2) making any necessary refinements, and 3) evaluating its performance in the real operating environment of highway bridges to ascertain its suitability as a cost-effective and durable small-movement joint sealant in Connecticut bridges.