| Fricker, J. D., Sinha, K. C., Noureldin, M., and Stroshine, T. (2014). Employing asset management to control costs and sustain highway levels of service: Volumes I and II. Publication No. FHWA/IN/JTRP-2014/02. Joint Transportation Research Program). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University. CPS: Synergy: Plug-and-play cyber-physical systems to enable intelligent buildings, 01/2014-12/2016, funding source: National Science Foundation. Integration of humans and their environment in building design and operation including advanced technologies, 2013-2015, funding source: Alcoa Foundation/Architecture for Humanity. Everett, S. R., Y. Xiong, Fricker, J. D. and Sinha, K. C. (2013). Measurement and Monitoring of the Performance of Highway Investment. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2013/16. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Ahmed, A., Agbelie, B. R. D. K., Lavrenz, S., Keefer, M., Labi, S., and Sinha, K.C. (2013). Costs and Revenues Associated With Overweight Trucks in Indiana. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2013/01. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. A model-based framework for integration of smart operating strategies in the design of net zero energy building, 08/2013-08/2016, funding source: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) - New Investigator Award. National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: SI2-SSI: Empowering the Scientific Community with Streaming Data Middleware: Software Integration into Complex Science Environments, $42,000 (PI: Tony Fountain from UCSD, July 2012-June 2015). Ford, K. M., Arman, M. H., Labi, S., Sinha, K. C., Thompson, P. D., Shirole, A. M., and Li, Z. (2012). NCHRP Report 713: Estimating Life Expectancies of Highway Assets. Volume 2. Transportation Research Board. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. Army Research Laboratories, SBIR-Phase 2, Ultra-Low Power Wireless Sensors for Advanced in Situ Structural Health Monitoring, subcontract to Luna Innovations ($158,000, December 2012-January 2015). National Science Foundation - CPS: Medium: Collaborative Research: CyberMech, a Novel Run-Time Substrate for Cyber-Mechanical Systems (PI: Prakash, Co-PI: Dyke, Collaborative with C. Gill, C. Lu, and K. Agrawal) $1,800,000 (Oct 2011-Sept 2015). Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, 02/2011-01/2014, funding source: US Department of Energy. Ahmed, A., Volovski, M., Van Boxel, D., Labi, S., and Sinha, K.C. (2011). Truck Travel Characteristics as an Indicator of System Condition and Performance. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2011/07. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue Engineer of 2020 Curriculum Development Grant - Seeking "The Innovator's DNA" in Engineering Students (with D. Beaudoin and J. Jones) - Summer 2010 Purdue Engineer of 2020 Curriculum Development Grant - Incorporating Entrepreneurial Lessons from the Kentlands Development Case into CE51200 - The Comprehensive Urban Planning Process (with J. Fricker) - Summer 2010 National Science Foundation/NEES Operations, 2010-2014, Irfangolu w/ Ramirez, Fossum, Eigenmann, Hacker, Bahchi and Brophy. National Science Foundation - Geoenvironmental Influences on Raman Spectroscopic Monitoring of Chlorinated Solvents (PI) - January 2010 - December 2011 Modeling of photovoltaic-thermal systems with transpired solar collectors integrated in building operation simulation, 2010-2012, funding source: Purdue Research Foundation. Middle East Technical University, Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Select Historic Masonry Buildings in Fatih Distric of Istanbul, Turkey, Five Months (2010), Irfanoglu. Joint Transportation Research Program (INDOT/FHWA) - Non-destructive Evaluation of the Condition of Subsurface Drainage in Pavements Using GPR (PI) - January 2010 - December 2011 Development of model predictive controls for high performance buildings with mixed-mode low-energy cooling systems, 2010-2013, funding source: Purdue Research Foundation, Kawneer North America. Agbelie, B. R., Bai, Q., Labi, S., and Sinha, K.C. (2010). Forecasting of Highway Revenues Under Various Options. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2010/03. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. 2010-2013, JTRP: Increasing Bridge Deck Service Life, Frosch w/ Labi. 2010-2012, JTRP: Reduction of Bridge Construction and Maintenance Costs through Coupled Geotechnical and Structural Design of Integral Abutment Bridges, Frosch w/ Bobet. $340,000 (Oct 2010-Sept 2015). |
NCHRP Project 12-82 "Developing Reliability-Based Bridge Inspection Practices" PHASE I & II U.S. Department of State & WJE Assoc., Inc., A Study on the Seismic Risk of Two Buildings in Istanbul, Turkey, Two months 2009, Irfanoglu. U.S. Department of State & WJE Assoc., Inc., A Study on the Seismic Risk of Four Buildings in Istanbul, Turkey, One month 2009, Irfanoglu. Ong, G., Noureldin, S., and Sinha, K.C. (2009). Automated Pavement Condition Data Collection Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Reliability. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2009/17. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: the Learning Bridge, 2009-2011, Irfanoglu, National Science Foundation - Engineering the Pore Fluid of Sands with Highly Plastic Nano-Particles for Liquefaction Prevention (co-PI with A. Bobet, M. Santagata, C. Johnston) - August 2009 - July 2011 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, MIT Sea Grant Program - Enabling high- and low-molecular weight AUV-based chemical analysis: Complementing mass spectrometry with multichannel time-resolved fluorometry aboard the NEREUS/Odyssey vehicle (co-PI with H. Hemond [MIT]) - February 2009 - January 2011 Dooley, F., Tyner, W., Sinha, K.C., Quear, J., Cox, L., and Cox, M. (2009). The Impacts of Biofuels on Transportation and Logistics in Indiana. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2009/16. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Bhargava, A., Labi, S., and Sinha, K.C. (2009). Development of a Framework for Ex Post Facto Evaluation of Highway Project Costs in Indiana. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2009/33. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. August 2009-June 2010, Federal Highway Administration & Indiana Dept. of Transportation, Evaluation of Effects of Super-Heavy Loading on the US 41 Bridge Over the Wabash River, Bowman w/ Connor. 2009-2011, JTRP: Development of a Cost-Effective Bridge Preservation and Rehabilitation Program, Frosch w/ Kreger. National Science Foundation - NEESR-SG: Development of Performance-Based Design and Real-time Large-scale Testing Methodologies to Enable Implementation of Smart Damping Systems (PI: Dyke; Co-PIs: J. Ricles, B. Spencer, A. Agrawal, R. Christenson) $1.2 million (September 2008-August 2014). Joint Transportation Research Program (INDOT/FHWA) - Refine Process to Identify, Evaluate, and Adopt New Technologies and Identify New Proven Technologies for Indiana (PI) - January 2008 - August 2010 April 2008-May 2011, National Academies of Science/NCHRP, Evaluation of Fatigue on the Serviceability of Highway Bridges, Bowman. 2008-2012, JTRP/FHWA: Improving the Design of U-Beams for Indiana, Frosch w/ Kreger. 2008-2009, PCI: A New Connection System for Precast Bridge Deck Panels, Frosch. 2008-2009, JTRP: High Performance Concrete Pavement for Indiana, Frosch. 01/09 - 12/09, NSF, Toward Understanding the Effects of the Wenchuan Megaquake of 12 May 2008; Guangzhou, People's Republic of China; February 2009, w/ Sozen. Oh, J., and Sinha, K.C. (2007). Alternatives to Fuel Tax: a State Level Perspective. Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2007/02. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. JTRP/INDOT: Investigation of Anti-Icing Chemicals and Interactions (January 2007 - December 2009) 2007-2011, JTRP: Long-Term Behavior of Integral Abutment Bridges, Frosch. "Photochemical Fate of Manufactured Carbon Nanomaterials in the Aquatic Environment," U.S. EPA, 2007-2008, C. Jafvert (lead PI), I. Hua (co-PI). Liquefaction Susceptibility Mapping in the Evansville, Indiana, Region Including an Investigation of 2D Amplification and Duration Effects Due to Bedrock Valley Structure (Co-PI). USGS (2007). Chemical and Biochemical Clogging of Geotextile Filters, 2007-2008, Indiana DOT/FHWA (P. L. Bourdeau, P.I.) Building on Collapsible Soils, JTRP (2007-2008) A Novel Method of Analysis of Single Piles and Pile Groups Subjected to Lateral Loads, JTRP (2007-2009) National Institutes for Water Resources Research Institute Program, USGS, 2006 State Water Research Institute Program, with sub-proposal by Jafvert and Govindaraju entitled: Wireless Monitoring of Purdue's Constructed Wetlands, 2006-2007. NSF, C4E4-Cyberinfrastructure for End-to-End Environmental Exploration, 2006-2009. NSF, Biotransformation Potential of Commercial Model Fluorotelomers in Soils, 2006-2009. May 2006-May 2007, Bechtel Power Corporation, Behavior and Design of Modular Steel Plated Composite Walls for Nuclear Facilities, Varma. July 2006-Sept. 2009, Charles Pankow Foundation: Design Procedure for Dual-Plate Composite Shear Walls, Bowman w/ M. Kreger. July 2006-July 2009, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Realistic Fire Behavior and Stability of Steel Building Structures and Sub-system, Varma. January 2006 - April 2008, Evaluation and Verification of Bridge LRFD Design Software, Indiana Department of Transportation. January 2006 - April 2007, Synthesis Study: Heat Treatment of Steel and Applications for Rehabilitating Steel Bridges in Indiana, Indiana Department of Transportation. Jan. 2006-Apr. 2008, Federal Highway Administration and Indiana Department of Transportation: Training for Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) of Substructures, Bowman w/ McCullouch. 2006-present, HydroQual, Analysis and Validation of Large-Scale Ultraviolet Disinfection Systems, Blatchley with Scheible, Bergstrom, and Robinson. 2006-2008, American Water Works Association Research Foundation, Challenge Organisms for Inactivation of Viruses by Ultraviolet Treatment, Blatchley. 2006-2007, National Swimming Pool Foundation, Combined Application of UV Radiation and Chlorine for Recreational Waters-Phase I: Basic Chemistry and Photochemistry, Blatchely. 2006-2007, Center for the Environment, Purdue University, Development of a Peptide Nucleic Acid Actinometer, Blatchley with Bergstrom. "Testing Chemical Oxidation for Destruction of Organic Compounds," Eli Lilly, 2006, (I. Hua P.I., P.S.C. Rao co-P.l.). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Integrating Safety into the Civil and Construction Engineering Curriculum, August 2006-May 2006 Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I), Equipment Grant for Improved Detection & Remediation of NBC/CBRN/TIC/ TIM, 2006 Use of Dynamic Cone Penetration and Clegg Hammer Tests for Quality Control of Roadway Construction, JTRP (2006-2008) Use of BOF Steel Slag in Subgrade Applications, Multiserv and JTRP (2006-2007) Northwestern University/ACBM Center: Rapid-Setting, Self-Compacting Concrete (October 2006 - October 2007) National Center for Asphalt Technology/FHWA (May 2006 - December 2007) JTRP/INDOT: Specifications for Flowable Fill (April 2006 - June 2006) JTRP/INDOT: Performance Evaluation of Ultra-Thin Whitetopping Using Large-Scale APT Facility (August 2006 - March 2007) Geotechnical Design Based on CPT and PMT, JTRP (2006-2009) Effect of Inclusions on Material Performance - Investigation Through Micro-Continuum, Discontinuum and Nano-Indentation Approaches (Co-PI). National Science Foundation (2006-2009). Development of a Constitutive Model for Tire Shreds Mixed with Bottom Ash, Korea Railroad Research Institute (2006-2007) Design and Applications of Drilled Displacement (Screw) Piles, JTRP (2006-2008) Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), "Satellite Remote Sensing Applications to Improve Performance of Biogenic Emissions Models for Texas Air Quality Analyses," (with G. Wells), 2005-2006. Oct. 2005-July 2006, Alcoa: Fuselage Panel Fatigue Crack Growth and Residual Strength Test Program, Bowman w/ Grandt. NSF, "Stochastic Sensing Control Models for Safe and Efficient Traffic Signal Strategies", PI; Bullock, D., Co-PI, 2005-2008. NGA, "Remote Sensing Support for the U.S. State Department," 2005. NASA, "A Robust, Scalable Transportation System Concept", DeLaurentis, D, PI, 2005. July 2005 - August 2007, Innovative Bridge Construction Program Implementation of Full-Depth Bridge Deck Panels in Indiana, FHWA, Co-PI: R. Frosch January 2005 - December 2006, Size Effect Verification Tests, Portland Cement Association. Indiana DOT/FHWA through Joint Transportation Research Program. Influence of Speed on Highway Safety, 2005-2007, Co-PI. Indiana DOT/FHWA through Joint Transportation Research Program. Development of Bridge Management System for Indiana, 2005-2007, Co-PI. Federal Highway Administration & Indiana Department of Transportation, "Critical Route Network for Earthquake Response and Dynamic Routes Analysis", PI, 2005-2006. FHWA/INDOT, Development of Integrated Land Use-Transportation Model for Indiana, Dec. 2005. FHWA/INDOT, Bicycle Safety Feasibility Study, Aug. 2005. August 2005 - December 2005, Analysis of Modular Composite Sandwich Panel Walls for Nuclear Facilities, Bechtel Nuclear Power Corporation. 7/1/2005 - 9/30/2007, Indiana Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration (JTRP), Implementation of Station Health Monitoring Procedures for ITS Sensors, Bullock. 2005, U.S Geological Survey, "Antarctic Topographic Feature Extraction and its Assessment from Laser Ranging Data", PI: J. Shan. 2005, Purdue Research Foundation, "Multiple Tier and Multiple Resolution Spatial Database for Internet Geographic Information Systems", PI: J. Shan. 2005, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, "Photogrammetric Principle for Lenticular Autostereoscopic Display", PI: J. Shan 2005, NIMA, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, "Lenticular Stereo", Co-PI: J. Bethel. 2005, Integrity-Applications, Inc., "Photogrammetric Support for Gridlock", Co-PI: J. Bethel. 2005, Indiana Department of Transportation, "Corridor Mapping", Co-PI: J. Bethel. 2005, ETRI, "Urban Road Extraction from Multiple Sensors", PI: J. Bethel. 2005, ETRI, "Statistical Analysis and Sensor Modeling", PI: J. Bethel. "Innovative Remediation Technology Implementation Plan for the Crawfordsvillle ROW Site," 2005-2007, INDOT, (JTRP), (I.Hua, P.I.). "Innovative Remediation Technology Implementation Plan for the Crawfordsville INDOT ROW Site," 2005-2007, INDOT (JTRP), (I. Hua, P.I.). "Improved Detection and Remediation of NBC/CBRN/TIC/TIM Contaminants in Potable Water," 2005-2006, Advanced Concepts and Technologies, International. "Ecotoxicology of Brominated Flame Retardants in Great Lakes Biota:, U.S. EPA", 2005-2007, Great Lakes National Program Office. "An Investigation of Life-Cycle and Policy Aspects of Brominated Flame Retardants," NSF, 2005-2008, (I. Hua, PI). NiSource, Mitigating the Flux of MAHs and PAHs within an In Situ Sand Cap via Hydraulic control at the Grand Calumet River Former MGP Site, Hammond, IN, 2005-2006 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Safety of Nighttime Construction Activities, February 2005-January 2010 NSF/US-India Joint Workshop on Urban Housing and Supporting Infrastructure, August 2005-July 2006, Co-PI NASA, Minimizing Equivalent System Mass For A Regenerative Life-Support System By Optimizing Kinetics, 2005-2007. Joint Transportation Research Project, "Applicability of Borman Decision Tree/ITS Management Tool to Other Expressway Systems", 2005 Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation, Evaluating and Ensuring Safety of Nighttime Construction and Maintenance Activities, August 2005-August 2006 Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I), Improved Detection & Remediation of NBC/CBRN/TIC/TIM Contaminants in Potable Water, 2005-2006 "Istanbul at the Threshold", NSF AWARD, 2005 "A truck-mounted scour-monitoring system", Federal Highway Adm./Joint Transp. Research Proj., 2005-2007 Statistical Analysis of Indiana Rainfall Data, January 2005 - June 30, 2007, Joint Transportation Research Program, Co-PI (50%). Post-Construction Evaluation of Lime Treated Soils (PI). Joint Transportation Research Program (2005 to 2007). Classification of Organic Soils, JTRP (2005-2006) Classification of Organic Soils (Co-PI). Joint Transportation Research Program (2005 to 2007). Advanced Compaction Quality Control, 2005-2006, INDOT/FHWA (V. Drnevich, P.I., P. L. Bourdeau, Co-P.I.) U.S. Geological Survey, "Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery to Provide Rapid Post-Earthquake Damage Detection," (with E. Rathje), 2004-2005. November - December 2004, Post-Disaster Building Evaluation, State Emergency Management Agency (Indiana). NCHRP, National Research Council. Multiple Objective Optimization for Bridge Management Systems, 2004-2006, Co-PI. NASA, "Toward the Development of Advanced Data Products from EOS Terra and Aqua Direct Broadcasts for Air Quality Management in the State of Texas," (with K. Hutchison), 2004-2006. January 2004 - July 2006, A Laboratory Evaluation of Alignment Tolerances For Dowel Bars and Their Effect on Joint Opening Behavior, Michigan Department of Transportation, Co-Principal. FHWA/INDOT, Review and Evaluation of INDOT's Traffic Monitoring System, Aug 2004. FHWA/INDOT, Development of Standards for Conducting an Origin-Destination Study, Aug 2004. August 2004 - July 2006, Experimental Evaluation and Implementation of Post-Tensioning in Concrete Bridge Decks, FHWA and INDOT. Aug. 2004-Dec. 2006, Federal Highway Administration and Indiana Department of Transportation: Fatigue Strength of Steel Bridge Members with Intersecting Welds, Bowman. 2004-2007, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Demonstration-Scale Evaluation of Dyed Microspheres for Quantification of Dose Delivery in Ultraviolet Disinfection Systems, Blatchley w/ Bergstrom and Robinson. 2004, SRI-International, NIMA, "Precision Geopositioning from Airborne Tactical Imagery", Co-PI: J. Bethel. 2004, JTRP, "Non-Destructive Estimation of Pavement Thickness, Structure Number, and Subgrade Resilience along INDOT Highways", PI: J. Shan. U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Contaminant Remediation Optimization Project II (CROP II) (Jafvert & Ross subproject: Microbial Transformation of PAH Compounds within a Contaminated Sediment Sand Cap, Confirmation of Microbial Activity, 2004-2006 NSF, Response of Aquatic and Terrestrial Microorganisms to Carbon-Based Manufactured Nanoparticles, 2004-2008. Joint Transportation Research Project, ITS Strategies for Minimization of Fine Particulates, 2004 Joint Transportation Research Project, "Blind Pedestrians and Their Ability to Navigate Indiana Intersections-A Review of the Technology Available for Audible Signs", 2004 CII/Cost Schedule Tradeoff, March 2004-December 2006. Soil Treatment with Thixotropic Fluids: An Autoadaptive Design for Liquefaction Prevention (Phase II), NSF (2004-2007) Soil Treatment with Thixotropic Fluids: An Autoadaptive Design for Liquefaction Prevention (PI). National Science Foundation (2004 to 2007). Slip Initiation on Frictional Fractures (PI). American Chemical Society (2004 to 2006). Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls for Bridge Support, 2004-2006, INDOT/FHWA (P. L. Bourdeau, P.I.) Investigation of Coarse Aggregate Strength for Use in Stone Matrix Asphalt, JTRP (2004-2005), PI September 2003 - August 2005, Collaborative Research: Demonstration of NEES for Studying Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction, National Science Foundations, In collaboration with Purdue Univ., U. of Washington, UT, Ausut, U. Nevada, Reno, UC, Berkeley, and San Jose State Univ. NSF, "Extraction and Interpretation of Information from Large-Scale Hyperspectral Data for Mapping and Monitoring Wetland Ecosystems," (with J. Ghosh), 2003-2006. NSF, "Collection and Processing of Satellite Data from the 2003 Tokachi-Oki (Hokkaido) Japan Earthquake for Determination of Permanent Ground Deformations," (with E. Rathje), 2004. Federal Highway Administration & Indiana Department of Transportation, "Primary Emergency Route for Transportation Security", PI, 2003-2006. FHWA/INDOT, Synthesis of best practices in transportation security, Sep 2003. FHWA/INDOT, Alternative Land Use Patterns to Minimize Congestion, Research and Education Forums - Part II, Jan. 2003. August 2003 - July 2005, Deck Replacement - Use of Extra-Coating Thickness Bars, FHWA. Aug. 2003-Aug. 2005, Federal Highway Administration and Indiana Department of Transportation: Training for Load and Resistance Factor Design, Bowman w/ McCullouch. 2003-2008, NASA NSCORT: Center of Excellence in Advanced Life Support, Mitchell. 2003, JTRP, "Modern Technologies for Design Data Collection", PI: B. van Gelder, Co-PI: J. Shan. Purdue Graduate School (Special Initiatives)/Integrating Sustainability and Disaster Mitigation in Hospital and Civil Infrastructure Assets, August 2003-July 2004 National Science Foundation (NSF): Mixed Reality Science and Technology Integration for the Architecture, Enigneering, and Construction Industry, August 2003-July 2008. National Science Foundation (NSF) Housing Research Agenda Workshop, August 2003-July 2004, Co-PI. NSF, Molecular Genetic Characterization of Contaminated Environments as a Tool for the Assessment of Remediation Technology, 2003-2006. Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation/Analysis, Evaluation and Enhancement of INDOT's Utility Accommodation Policy, January 2003-October 2004 EPA, Long-term Economical Treatment and Management of PCBs in Soils & Sediments: Laboratory Studies, 2003-2005. "Toward Real-Time Sensing", NSF AWARD, 2003 "Factors contributing to the accumulation of debris at bridge piers", Federal Highway Adm./Joint Transp. Research Proj., 2003-2005 Rheometrical Techniques for the Characterization of Clay-Based Suspensions Relevant to Geotechnical Engineering, NSF (2003-2004) Recycling of Landfilled Cement Kiln Dust (CKD) in Highway Infrastructures, Lehigh Cement Company/Indiana Department of Commerce (2003-2005) Federal Highway Administration & Indiana Department of Transportation, "Minimizing Truck/Car Conflicts on Highways, Phase II", PI, 2002-2004. National Science Foundation (NSF) Manufactured Housing Production Process Planning and Facility Design, September 2002-August 2005. Joint Transportation Research Project, "Continuation of Research to Determine the Effectiveness of ITS on Borman Expressway Air Quality", 2002 JTRP/Constructibility, Maintainability, and Operability of FRP Bridge Deck Panels, November 2002-October 2004, Co-PI:D.W. Halpin EPA, In Situ Sediment Remediation with Zero Valent Iron, 2002-2004. CII/Achieving Radical Reduction in Project Cycle Time, March 2002-December 2004. Field Investigation of a Concrete Deck Designed by the AASHTO LRFD Empirical Method, January 2002 - April 2006, Joint Transportation Research Program, Co-PI (50%). Mitigating the Expansive Behavior of Chemically Treated Soils, JTRP (2002-2005) HMA Pavement Performance and Durability, JTRP (2002-Present), PI Frictional Resistance of Aggregates for Hot-Mix Asphalt Pavements, JTRP (2002-Present), PI Filter Performance and Design for Highway Drains, 2002-2004, INDOT/FHWA (P. L. Bourdeau, P.I.) Dynamics of Soil-Reinforcement Interface, 2002-2004, Purdue University (P. L. Bourdeau, P.I.) Federal Highway Administration & Indiana Department of Transportation, "Minimizing Truck/Car Conflicts on Highways, Phase I", PI, 2001-2002. 2001, NASA, "MOLA-Supported Precision Geospatial Processing of MOC Images: Models, Algorithms and Evaluation", PI: J. Shan. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/Construction Safety Alliance (specific project: Development of Safer Trenching Operations, September 2001- August 2003 Construction Industry Institute: Design Practices to Facilitate Construction Automation, January 2001-September 2002, Subcontract. Investigation of the Performance of Neat and Modified Asphalt Binders, JTRP (2001-Present), PI Improvement of Soft Subgrade Using Geosynthetics, 2001-2006, INDOT/FHWA (P.L. Bourdeau, P.I., D. Kim, Co-P.I.) National Science Foundation, "The Effect of Pharmaceutical Powder Chargeability on Blend Uniformity", 2000 National Science Foundation, "Pharmaceutical Powder Unipolar Ion Dust Control System", 2000 National Cooperative Highway Research Program: Costs/Benefits of Constructability Reviews for State Transportation Agencies, August 2000-December 01, Co-PI. "Scour Monitoring of Bridge Piers in Indiana", Federal Highway Adm./Joint Transp. Research Proj., 2000-2002 "Modeling of UV disinfection systems", Water Environment Research Foundation, 2000-2004 "Effectiveness of Debris Deflectors", Federal Highway Adm./Joint Transp. Research Proj., 2000-2003 Validation of Performance-Related Test of Aggregates for Use in Hot-Mix Asphalt, NCHRP (2000-2005), Co-PI "An Alternative Approach to Earthquake-Hazards", NSF AWARD, 1999 "A Research Program for Autoadaptive Media", NSF AWARD, 1999 Validation of Superpave Mixture Design and Analysis Procedures Using the NCAT Test Track, JTRP (1998-Present), PI "Performance in Shear of Concrete Bridge", NSF AWARD, 1998 "Joint Technical Coordination Committee for US-Japan Cooperative Research in Urban Earthquake Disaster Mitigation", NSF AWARD, 1998-2004 "Hydrodynamic Mixing Effects on Micro- and Macro- Emulsification...", US Environmental Protection Agency, 1998-1999 Washington State Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration/Washington Asphalt Paving Association: Evaluation of Highway Reconstruction Practices-Comparison of Full Weekend Closure to Nighttime Closures, March 1997-April 1998, Co-PI.
Professor Connor is a Co-PI with Professor Glenn Washer at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. This is PHASE II of the original project, which began in June of 2009 will have tremendous impact on the United States Infrastructure as it will present a new paradigm for the inspection of highway bridges in the United States. Specifically, a reliability-based approach to determine the frequency and scope of inspections is presented that considers bridge design characteristics, age, materials, and existing condition in a systematic analysis process. The framework being researched utilizes a semi-qualitative analysis of various risks and capability factors to provide a practical, implementable methodology that capitalizes on the vast experience and expertise of bridge owners. The proposed approach is flexible and evolutionary such that developing data, methods, and technologies can be incorporated in the future. The capabilities of inspection technologies, including Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques, for mitigating identified risks and ensuring reliability of the inspection process is also considered in the analysis. This flexible methodology allows bridge owners to identify inspection intervals based on the specific characteristics of the bridge and the intensity of the inspection process. Phase II involves pilot testing the proposed methodologies is three to five states.