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Washington State University National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life-Extension (TriDurLE)

Research Thrusts

 

The research activities of the National UTC TriDurLE will be grouped into six interrelated thrust areas as follows, which will be supplemented by education and technology transfer activities.

  1. Management: Asset management and performance management for enhanced durability and life-extension of transportation infrastructure.
  2. Monitoring: Condition monitoring, remote sensing, and the use of GPS for enhanced durability and life-extension of transportation infrastructure.
  3. Addressing corrosion of transportation infrastructure.
  4. Addressing aging and other materials-related durability distresses of transportation infrastructure through the use of new materials, technologies, and construction methodologies.
  5. Addressing natural hazards and extreme events that threaten the durability and service life of transportation infrastructure.
  6. Intervention and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure through advanced materials, technologies and construction methodologies.

Research Projects

Title of Funded ProjectPrinciple
Investigator(s)
University(s)CategoryProject Number
Use of Recycled Plastics in Asphalt Pavements
Jenny Liu
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Applied Research2020-MST-01
Exploring the Feasibility of Innovative Integration of Place Change Materials for Thermo-Adaptive Asphalt Pavements
Jenny Liu
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Applied Research2020-MST-02
Test Methods and Bond Performance Characterization of Shotcrete-Concrete InterfacePizhong QiaoWashington State UniversityApplied Research2020-WSU-01
Modeling and Measurement of Rebar Corrosion on Crack Formation Using High Frequency Ultrasonics in Three Dimensions and with No Contact with the Sample
Pierre-Phillipe
Beaujean
Florida Atlantic University
Applied Research2020-FAU-01
Post-Earthquake Serviceability of RC Bridge Bents Using Visual Inspection
Mostafa Tazarv
South Dakota State University

Applied Research2020-SDSU-01
Extended Monitoring of Performance of Wicking Geotextile to Mitigate Pumping in Pavement ShoulderXiong ZhangMissouri University of Science & TechnologyApplied Research2020-MST-03
Performance of ABC Columns and Cost-Effective Retrofit Strategies Subjected to Synergistic Distress Resulting from Corrosion and Seismic Loading
Chris Pantelides, PI, U of Utah
Yail Jimmy Kim, PI, UC Denver
University of Utah
University of Colorado, Denver
Applied Research2020-UU-01
Numerical Simulation of Pavement Installed with Wicking Geotextile in Responses to Climatic ConditionsXiong ZhangMissouri University of Science & TechnologyApplied Research2020-MST-04
Evaluation of Downdrag Loads on Bridge Pile Foundations in Inundated Collapsible Soils
Mohamad Ashour
Alabama A&M University
Applied Research2020-AA&M-01
An Innovative Approach to Enhance Self-Healing in Cementitiously Stabilized Soils and Mitigate Shrinkage CrackingMuhunthan Balasingam
Washington State
University
Applied Research2020-WSU-02
Impacts of Magnesium Chloride Deicer on the Durability of Nanosilica-Modified HVA ConcreteXianming Shi
Washington State
University
Applied Research2020-WSU-03
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Seismic Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns Vulnerable to Long-Duration Subduction Zone Earthquakes
Christopher Motter, PI
Adam Phillips, Co-PI
Washington State Unversity
Applied Research2020-WSU-04
Fatigue Life Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with Composites
Christian Carloni
Case Western Reserve University

Applied Research2020-CWRU-01
Evaluating Sidewalk Infrastructure Durability and Life Extension
Wesley Marshall, PI; Arunprakash Karkunanithi, Co-PI
University of Colorado, Denver
Applied Research2020-UCD-01
Durability of Transverse Sawcut Joints in Mid-Western Jointed Concrete Pavements
Dan Zollinger, PI Texas A&M
Jenny Liu, Co-PI, MST
Texas A&M University
Missouri Universitiy of Science & Technology
Applied Research2020-TAM_MST-01
Development of a Multi-Scale Self-Healing High-Volume Fly Ash UHPCXianming Shi
Washington State University
Applied Research2020-WSU-05
Development of Holistic Methodologies for Improving Asphalt Mix Durability
Jenny Liu, PI, MST
Fujie Zhou, PI, Texas A&M
Pedro Romero, PI, UU
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Texas A&M University
University of Utah
Applied Research2020-MST_TAM-02
Development of Environmental Responsive Asphalt Technology for Asphalt Pavement Life Extension
Xiong (Bill) Yu
Case Western Reserve
University
Applied Research2020-CWRU-02
Developing Enhanced Performance Curves of ITD Asphalt Pavements by Mining the Historical DataXianming Shi
Washington State
University
Applied Research2020-WSU-06
Develop an Innovative Self-Healing Concrete Technology for Bridge Deck Life Extension
Xiong (Bill) Yu
Case Western Reserve
University
Applied Research2020-CWRU-03
Design of Long-Lasting Discrete Sacrificial Anode for Corrosion Mitigation of Reinforcement in Chloride Contaminated Concrete
Xianming Shi
Washington State University
Applied Research2020-WSU-07
Corrosion Propagation Monitoring Using Galvanostatic Pulse on Reinforced Concrete Legacy SamplesFrancisco
Presuel-Moreno
Florida Atlantic University
Applied Research2020-FAU-02
Analyzing the Impact of Autonomous Maintenance Technology to Transportation Infrastructure Capacity for Condition Monitoring and Performance ManagementXianbiao (XB) HuMissouri University of Science & TechnologyApplied Research2020-MST-05
Multi-Level Resilience-Based Transportation Asset Management (TAM) Framework using Bayesian Network
Ji Yun Lee (PI, WSU)
Yue Li (PI, CWRU)
Xiong Yu (Co-PI, CWRU)
Washington State University
Case Western Reserve University
Applied Research2020-WSU-08
Automated Detection of Characterization of Cracks Using Structure-From-Motion Based Photogrammetry: A Feasibility StudyXiong ZhangMissouri University of Science & TechnologyApplied Research2020-MST-06