Research Projects

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Development of Methods for Investigating Pervious Concrete Resistance to Calcium and Magnesium Chloride Deicers

pervious concreteDr. Haselbach's project examines pervious concrete pavement, a highly permeable form of concrete allowing stormwater to permeate the surface layer to an underground aggregate storage bed and be detained and/or infiltrated into the soil beneath.

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Proactive Traffic Signal Timing and Coordination for Congestion Mitigation on Arterial Roads

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Dr. Wu's project involves a proactive signal control system was developed to maximize the network performance and minimize road congestion in the vicinities of intersections.

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Analysis of Utility Factor of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Using Longitudinal GPS Data with Spatial Information

hybrid vehicle average testDr. Wu's project estimated the utility factor (UF) of plug in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), using spatial, longitudinal travel data of 415 vehicles over 3-18 months in the Seattle metropolitan area, and compared the results with those from the existing research based on the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) data.

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Crash Testing and Finite Element Simulation of a New Bridge Balustrade Designed for Historical Bridges in New Jersey

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Dr. Dan Su's research project involves using the advanced finite element software to simulate the crash tests for a new designed bridge balustrade that will be used in rehabilitation/reconstruction of multiple historical bridges in New Jersey as well as perform the crash tests for this new designed bridge balustrade according to MASH TL-4 level at Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

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Characterization of Ultraviolet Quenching Substances (UVQS) in Landfill Leachates and Gas Well Liquids Generated from Elevated Temperature Landfills (ETLFs)

zhao-isolation-humic-substance.pngDr. Renzun Zhao's roject is to investigate the UV quenching characteristics of ETLF leachates and gas well liquids that can lead to cost-effective management strategy and, more importantly, provide evidence and better understanding of the cause and mechanism of ETLFs. This project is partially funded by Waste Management National Service, Inc.

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