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Analysis and Optimization of Multilayered Airfield Pavement Resilience 

Whitmore, David (2021-04-02)  ETD File Embargoed
The overall objective of this research was to optimize the individual layers of a multilayered airfield pavement to make the pavement more resilient to blast and impact loadings when compared to a baseline rigid pavement. ...

BEHAVIOR AND CAPACITY OF THERMALLY RESTRAINED MOMENT FRAME MEMBERS DURING COMPARTMENT FIRE 

Chinivar, Supriya Nagraj (2021-07-27)
In the event of a fire hazard, structural resistance depends on the ability to resist a comprehensive set of load combinations comprising the gravity loads and the thermally induced fire loads without undergoing failure. ...

A Critical Opportunity: Lead in Drinking Water at Child Care Facilities 

Stanbrough, Elizabeth (2021-01-19)
There is no safe level of lead exposure. As exposure from point sources like lead paint have been reduced through legislation, non-point sources such as drinking water have become a greater proportional source of total ...

Design and Performance of Open-Graded Friction Course Mixtures Containing Epoxy Asphalt 

Anand, Anurag (2021-11-30)  ETD File Embargoed
Open-Graded Friction Course (OGFC) is a type of pavement primarily composed of coarse aggregates and high asphalt content. Higher permeability, better friction resistance, improved visibility, reduced pavement noise, and ...

Developing a Tool for the Design and Cost Optimization of Permeable Pavements in the Planning Stage of Stormwater Management 

Biessan, Don Guy Virgile Vianney (2021-07-12)
Stormwater runoff, when not managed properly, can represent a threat to the environment especially in today’s urban setting. For small pavement applications such as parking lots, conventional pavements and best management ...

Development and Application of Composite Beam Theory on FRP Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members 

Sha, Xin (2021-01-19)  ETD File Embargoed
Although there are specifications and approaches for the design of concrete flexural members reinforced with FRP, most of them were derived from empirical data. In order to obtain the rigorous theoretical definition of ...

Development and Validation of an Inertial Vehicle Barrier Calculator 

Norman, Tyler W. (2021-11-11)  ETD File Embargoed
The danger of malevolent vehicle penetration attempts at the perimeter of protected facilities is an increasing threat across the globe. Passive, unanchored inertial vehicle barriers rely on their mass and friction with ...

Development of Severity Distribution Table for Wrong-Way Driving Crash Using Highway Safety Information System Crash Database 

Ahmed, Asif (2021-11-30)
The wrong way driving (WWD) crash differs significantly from all other crashes in terms of severity. Despite much valuable research on WWD crash severity, there is no robust study on developing a WWD crash severity ...

Enhancing understanding of mineral accessible surface area to improve simulation of mineral reaction rates in porous media 

QIN, Fanqi (2021-07-19)  ETD File Embargoed
Geological formations have great potential for large scale carbon sequestration, where the CO2 is mineralized through geochemical reactions. These reactions are rather complex and can potentially alter the formation ...

Evaluation of Laboratory and Field Produced Cold Recycled and Full Depth Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Materials 

Allain, David (2021-05-18)
Cold recycling (CR) and full depth reclamation (FDR) are sustainable processes of recycling existing pavement materials to construct stronger stabilized base layers. The recycled asphalt pavement’s materials vary in ...

Evaluation of Nondestructive Test Methods for Concrete Bridge Deck Condition Assessment 

Coleman, Zachary (2021-07-14)
To facilitate locating subsurface concrete bridge deck defects and determining their corresponding severity, departments of transportation are switching to nondestructive test (NDT) methods. However, the difficulty in ...

Evaluation of Nondestructive Testing Methods to Assess the Condition of Concrete Bridge Decks 

Jetzel, Christian (2021-08-02)
Bridges are critical parts of the transportation infrastructure in the United States and throughout the world. During their lifecycle, reinforced-concrete bridge decks can experience distresses and defects in the form of ...

Evaluation of Pile Load Testing State of Practice for ALDOT Projects 

Russell, Carl-Franklin (2021-12-01)
A database of driven piles taken from archives of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) was created for the purpose of evaluating the pile load testing state of practice for ALDOT. The dataset was derived from ...

Experimental Testing and Analysis of S50 Beam with Finite Element Modeling of Splice Connection 

Chitty, Hunter (2021-12-08)  ETD File Embargoed
Large Area Maintenance Shelters, LAMS, are commonly used as deployable shelters by the US Air Force to store and maintain equipment. This work is specific to the LAMS located at Tyndall Air Force Base manufactured by ...

Finite Element Modelling of Large Area Maintenance Shelters and Comparison to Experimental Results 

Norred, Culver (2021-08-16)  ETD File Embargoed
Large area maintenance shelters (LAMS) are used as temporary structures by the United States Air Force to provide shelter for helicopters, tanks, wheeled vehicles, and aircraft. There are several different brands of LAMS ...

Forensic Analysis of a Large Volume Rack Building Impacted by Hurricane Michael (2018) 

Roberts, Jonathan (2021-12-02)  ETD File Embargoed
Metal building systems (MBS) are extremely common and frequently used in commercial, industrial, and warehouse applications thus serving critical roles in local economies. Damage sustained to these buildings through extreme ...

FULL-SCALE MECHANISTIC AND PERFORMANCE INVESTIGATION OF A FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT WITH A STABILIZED FOUNDATION 

Nakhaei, Mostafa (2021-06-21)
The current study aimed to develop a mechanistic understanding of the behavior of flexible pavements with stabilized foundations through full-scale testing, instrumentation, and simulation. In pursuit of this objective, a ...

Impact of overloaded vehicles on bridges 

Stawska, Sylwia (2021-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Excessive weight and a growing number of overloaded vehicles can cause an accelerated consumption of bridge service life. Therefore, there is a need to control the operation of heavy traffic. This study considered the ...

Innovative Applications of Naturalistic Driving Data for In-Depth Analysis of Freeway Interchange Deceleration Lane Design and Work Zone Mobility 

Xu, Dan (2021-11-29)
This dissertation investigates two innovative applications of the Second Strategic Highway Research Program Naturalistic Driving Study (SHRP 2 NDS) data: (1) freeway interchange deceleration lane design and (2) work zone ...

Laboratory Evaluation of Heat Exchange Between Superheated Virgin Aggregate and Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Material 

Gatiganti, Surendra Chowdari (2021-07-27)  ETD File Embargoed
The most common method of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) material processing in the production of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) in the United States is by using cold feed recycling. Superheating the virgin aggregates by hot gas ...