January 18, 2016
Purdue faculty, staff and students attended the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting on January 10–14, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The program attracted more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world. Purdue colleagues shared their latest research findings in several dozen presentations, poster sessions, and committee meetings.
January 15, 2016
A paper co-authored by Steven Lavrenz, Christopher Day, and Darcy Bullock, from Purdue University, along with INDOT Engineer Rick Freije and Elkhart County Engineer Jay Grossman received the 2016 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Traffic Signal System Committee Best Paper Award at this year's TRB conference in Washington, DC.
Purdue University professional flight students are receiving a $795 reduction in semester fees as a direct result of an updated aircraft usage plan. The new fee structure is expected to save students $250,000 over the next two academic years. John Mott, associate head for aviation technology, assembled a team of Purdue researchers to collect real-time data on the university's fleet of Cirrus SR-20 aircraft. The team included Darcy Bullock, director of Purdue's Joint Transportation Research Program, and civil engineering graduate student Maggie McNamara.
Real-time sensors were installed on the Interstate 65 bridge over Wildcat Creek last week. Purdue engineer Jason Lloyd showed News 18 what those sensors look like and exactly what data they collect.
June 29, 2015
On June 25, President Daniels testified before the Senate Finance Committee. President Daniels’ opening remarks reference the Purdue Road School, an event co-sponsored by JTRP and LTAP. President Daniels has been a long-time supporter of the Purdue Road School, first participating when he gave the 2006 Road School Luncheon address during the launch of Major Moves and this past year when he hosted a session with Mayor Dennis on the innovative partnership between the City and Purdue on the State Street initiative.
May 27, 2015
On May 27, 2015, Purdue University Lyles School of Civil Engineering Professors Jan Olek, Darcy Bullock, and John Haddock hosted a workshop and luncheon presented by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on their Long-Term Pavement Performance Program (LTPP).
April 17, 2015
Last week, Purdue Lyles School of Civil Engineering students and faculty members had the opportunity to participate in an interactive field trip as part of the INDOT EVOLVE mentoring program. The field trip took place at the ongoing INDOT I-69 Interstate construction project near Bloomington, Indiana. Some of the onsite tour stops included crossing locations, Plummer Creek II Mitigation Site, and the SR45 and SR37 Interchanges.
Deployment of Probe Data for Prioritizing Transportation Agency Infrastructure Investments and Real-Time System Performance Management
April 20, 2015
Use of probe data and design of real-time system performance management project tops Purdue University among peers. MakeSchools.org featured the project along with links and references to the Indiana Mobility Reports.
April 16, 2015
Here is a quick look at the anticipated delivery of a 1937 truss bridge originating from Michigan. The trusses will be setup later this spring for use at Purdue University's Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Engineering Center (S-BRITE) located outside of campus. The S-BRITE Center is under the direction of Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Robert Connor.
April 10, 2015
JTRP and LTAP proudly accepted the 2015 CoE Faculty Award of Excellence Team Award on Friday, April 10, 2015. Lyles School of Civil Engineering Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering Rao S. Govindaraju nominated the two groups to be honored at the 13th annual banquet.
March 24, 2015
U.S. infrastructure continues to decay at an alarming rate, as exemplified by the low grades consistently awarded by the ASCE Infrastructure Report Card. While there are many contributors to the decay and degradation of our nation's transportation infrastructure, one that cannot be overlooked in many states is the annual winter application of deicing salts.
March 20, 2015
On March 6, 2015, Good Morning America aired an investigation on bridge accidents. Footage was used that originated from Purdue University Associate Professor of Lyles School of Civil Engineering Robert Connor and his research with a web-based bridge monitoring interface. His research focused on a short-term monitoring solution for a more effective asset management tool used by bridge owners when inspecting critical onsite locations.
December 15, 2014
In partnership, Purdue Libraries and the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) achieved a major milestone on Sunday, December 7, 2014, with over one million downloads of technical reports within the Libraries’ Purdue e-Pubs, the University’s worldwide online open access Institutional document repository.
November 21, 2014
On November 19, 2014, JTRP hosted a joint meeting with Tonya Brothers-Bridge, Lt. Governor Chief of Staff, Steve Abel, Purdue University Associate Vice President for Engagement, INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning and INDOT Deputy Commissioner Jay Wasson.
June 9, 2014
Runway incursions are a significant safety concern, particularly at general aviation airports. In 2013, there were over 1200 runway incursions. In May 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a project to Profs. Darcy Bullock and Sarah Hubbard to evaluate the feasibility of using rumble strips on taxiways to warn pilots of the upcoming runway with the objective of reducing runway incursions.
May 23, 2014
Purdue University researchers have produced a new site investigation torque tool, known as SPT-T that can better characterize the soil and provide valuable data on shear strength, particularly for clay soils and glacial till. It replaces the standard practice in such soils of recovering low-quality samples that are then tested in unconfined compression. Obtaining additional real-time data onsite at a lower cost and increased reliability will lead to more effective and economical design of geotechnical structures in these soils.
April 18, 2014
Since December 2009, JTRP's Trailer Cam has provided our researchers many advantages, including a mobile traffic observation point and education and data validation featuring self-contained power and communication.
April 18, 2014
An integral component of JTRP is providing electronic access to technical reports for INDOT, as well as colleagues around the world. In 2010, JTRP and the Purdue Libraries began digitizing technical reports dating to the 1950s. More than 1,500 technical reports now reside in the JTRP Technical Report Repository on e-Pubs with 787,695 total downloads as of April 17, 2014.
April 15, 2014
Steven Lavrenz (JTRP), Pulkit Parikh, and Vinay Varadarajan represented Purdue in the regional Traffic Bowl competition sponsored by Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) on April 14, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
November 14, 2013
Local polish-susceptible aggregates can be used to replace a portion of high-quality friction aggregates in HMA and SMA surface mixtures without detrimental effects on friction.