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 Serial/Series Title: Research report (Austin, Tex.)
Analysis of roadway departure crashes on two-lane rural roads in Texas
"This three-year research effort was undertaken to identify factors that influence the number and severity of roadway departure crashes on rural two-lane highways in Texas and provide engineering countermeasures to reduce this type of crash. The study objectives were accomplished by analyzing crash, traffic flow, and geometric data between 2003 and 2008 and conducting site visits at 20 sites having the highest crash rates at four TxDOT districts." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth303449/
Best practice for using RAS in HMA
"The use of recycles asphalt shingles (RAS) in hot-mix asphalt (HMA) mixtures has the potential to significantly reduce the cost of asphalt paving mixes while conserving energy and preserving the environment. This report documents the best practices for the use of RAS in HMA in terms of Ras processing, characterizing the processed RAS (binder content,gradations, and performance grad [PG]), RAS mix design, production, and field construction." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth281718/
Catalog of effective treatments to improve driver and worker safety at short-term work zones
"This report catalogs several devices that were found to be effective at improving driver and worker safety at short-term work zones. The services include are: fluorescent yellow-green worker vests and hard hat covers, portable variable message signs, speed display trailers, fluorescent orange roll-up signs, radar drones, and retroreflective magnetic strips for work vehicles. The catalog provides a brief description of each treatment, along with a summary of the treatment's effectiveness, and recommendations for its use at short-term work zones." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth326777/
Continuous prestressed concrete girder bridges. Volume 1, Literature review and preliminary designs
"The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is currently designing typical highway bridge structures as simply supported using standard precast, pretension-ed girders. TxDOT is interested in developing additional economical design alternatives for longer span bridges, through the use of the continuous precast, pretension-ed concrete bridge structures that use spliced girder technology. The objectives of this portion of the study are to evaluate the current stat-of-the-art and practice relevant to continuous precast concrete girder bridges and recommend suitable continuity connections for use with typical Texas bridge girders." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth281741/
Determination of minimum height and lateral design load for MASH test level 4 bridge rails
"This research had the objectives of determining the minimum rail height and lateral design impact load for MASH test level 4 bridge rails. Using parametric finite element analysis and subsequent crash testing, the researchers determined the minimum recommended rail height for MASH TL-4 impact conditions to be 36 inches. Later Design impact for MASH TL-4 test conditions was determined to be 80 kips." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth326629/
Developing a mixture design specification for flexible base construction
"In the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), flexible base producers typically generate large stockpiles of material exclusively for TxDOT projects. This large "state-only" inventory often maintained by producers, along with time requirements for testing and reduced manpower within TxDOT offices, resulted in this project's investigation into a mixture-design specification for flexible base. The goals of this project are to develop a flexible base specification that reduces TxDOT's burden for sampling and testing, reduces time and space burdens on producers for maintaining TxDOT-only stockpiles, and maintains or improves the quality of the base." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth281743/
Evaluation, presentation and repair of microbial acid-produced attack of concrete
This report evaluates the severity of the deterioration in bridges to determine if microbial induced deterioration (MID) is a significant contributor by visual inspection and a number of tests on twelve selected columns. This report also evaluates the effectiveness of suggested test procedures on identifying microbial attack on concrete and the integrity of deteriorated concrete due to the attack. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth281767/
Fatigue failure and cracking in high mast poles
"This report presents the findings of a comprehensive research project to investigate the fatigue cracking and failure of galvanized high mast illumination poles (HMIP)." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth326731/
HeatWurx patching at two locations in San Antonio
"This report documents the placing, cost, and performance of the HeatWurx pavement patching process, which uses infrared heating to make the pavement soft enough to mill and scarify so that it can be mixed with a rejuvenator and pavement millings to form a patch that stays bonded to the surrounding material." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth326733/
Implementation of technology for rapid field detection of sulfate and organic content in soils
This report discusses a protocol using the Veris 3150 for determination of sulfate-rich soils, which has been implemented to two full-scale projects in Dallas and Paris Districts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth281717/
Lane assignment traffic control devices on frontage roads and conventional roads at interchanges
"This project conducted state-of-the-practice surveys, focus groups, and driver surveys to develop test signs used for field deployment and evaluation regarding lane assignment on frontage roads and cross streets." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth326617/
MASH test 3-11 on the 5-inch cast in place deck barrier anchors
"A full-scale crash test was performed to evaluate the impact performance of a Texas T223 concrete beam and post bridge rail anchored to a 5-nch cast-in-place deck (CIPD). The testing followed the MASH standards for Test Level 3 ( TL-#) longitudinal barriers. The test performed was American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials (AAHSTO) Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) test 3-11, which involves a 2270P (500 lb) pickup truck impacting the critical impact point (CIP) of the barrier at a nominal impact speed and angle of 62 mi/h and 25degress, respectively. This test evaluated the strength of the barrier and its anchorage to the 5-inch CIPD." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth326631/
Pavement preservation and system optimization task force
"This report provides: an overview of a proposed three-tier system, preliminary results from a state department of transportation (DOT) survey, initial estimates of required funding, ideas of UTP Category 1 Formula, and an overview of the status of mobility." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth326776/
Pavement repair strategies for selected distresses in FM roadways
"Expansive soil is considered one of the most common causes of pavement distresses in FM roadways. Depending upon the moisture level, expansive soils will experience changes in volume due to moisture fluctuations from seasonal variations. The objective of this research was to evaluate existing repair projects on selected FM roadways. Those roadways experienced failures in the form of fatigue and rutting in the wheel path, and longitudinal (faulted) cracking including edge cracking. The causes of those failures were mainly linked to high PI expansive soil and narrow pavement." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth281742/
Performance of lap splices in large-scale column specimens affectedby ASR and/or DEF
"This research program conducted a large experimental program, which consisted of the design, construction, curing, deterioration, and structural load testing of 16 large-scale column specimens with a critical lap splice region, and then compared and calibrated models developed in the analytical program with the experimental behavior. Specimens were carefully instrumented both internally and externally to monitor the strain behavior of the concrete and reinforcing steel from specimen construction, curing, deterioration, and final structural load testing." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth281745/
Recommendations for design, construction, and maintenance of bridge approach slabs
Report regarding treatment methods for controlling settlements of approach slabs of new bridge construction. The report is presented in two parts, with the first part concerns the compiling and presentation of documented information while the second part deals with field evaluation of methods to reduce settlement. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth326737/
Steel fiber replacement of mild steel in prestressed concrete beams
In traditional prestressed concrete beams, longitudinal prestressed tendons serve to resist bending moment and transverse mild steel bars (or stirrups) are used to carry shear forces. However, traditional prestressed concrete I-beams exhibit early-age cracking and brittle shear failure at the end zones despite the use of a high percentage of stirrups (4.2%). Moreover, producing and placing stirrups require costly labor and time. To overcome these difficulties, it is proposed to replace the stirrups in prestressed concrete beams with steel fibers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth326778/
Texas Department of Transportation administration research: tasks completed Fiscal Year 2010
"This research project evaluates numerous transportation issues and develops findings and/or recommendations based on results. This project has been structured to address some of the emerging, critical, and unique considerations related to transportation." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth303682/
Texas flexible pavements and overlays. Year 1 report, Test sections, data collection, analyses, and data storage system
"This report provides a documentation of the work completed in Year 1 of the project including the following: 1) Literature review; 2) development of data collection and analysis plans, and 3) field test sections." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth326734/