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In-Service Performance Evaluation and Monitoring of a Hybrid Composite Beam Bridge System
The hybrid composite beam (HCB) technology has been presented as a system for short and medium sp...
Low Cracking Concretes for the Closure Pours and Overlays of the Dunlap Creek Bridge
Joints, wide cracks, and poor-quality concretes facilitate the intrusion of chlorides, causing co...
Implementation of a Precast Inverted T-Beam System in Virginia: Part I: Laboratory Investigations
The inverted T-beam system provides an accelerated bridge construction alternative for short-to-m...
Development of a Special Provision on the Use of Pervious Concrete As a Stormwater Management Tool in Parking Lots
The abundance of impervious surfaces in developed areas leads to increased threats from stormwate...
Development and Testing of Environmental DNA (eDNA) Protocols for the Endangered James Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina)
Molecular genetic techniques provide tools that may be used to locate, monitor, and survey crypti...
Improving Animal-Vehicle Collision Data for the Strategic Application of Mitigation
Virginia is consistently among the 10 states with the highest number of deer-vehicle collisions (...
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Grids for Shear and End Zone Reinforcement in Bridge Beams
Corrosion of reinforcing steel reduces life spans of bridges throughout the United States; theref...
Characterization of Residuals Collected From Street Sweeping Operations
Street sweeping is a routine roadway maintenance activity conducted by the Virginia Department of...
Linear Cracking in Bridge Decks
Concrete cracking in bridge decks remains an important issue relative to deck durability. Cracks...
A Management Plan for Historic Bridges in Virginia: The 2017 Update
A Management Plan for Historic Bridges in Virginia, published in 2001, identified the management...
Evaluation of Highly Polymer-Modified Asphalt Mixtures: Phase I
Reflective cracking in asphalt overlays placed over jointed concrete pavement has been a concern...
Evaluation of Repair Techniques for Impact-Damaged Prestressed Beams
Collisions between over-height vehicles and bridges occur about 1,000 times per year in the Unite...
Design of Artificially Cracked Concrete Specimens for Virginia Department of Transportation Material Evaluation
The penetration of chloride ions and moisture through cracks in reinforced concrete structures ca...
Instrumentation to Aid in Steel Bridge Fabrication: Bridge Virtual Assembly System
This pool funded project developed a BRIDGE VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY SYSTEM (BRIDGE VAS) that improves ma...
Evaluation of Innovative Approaches to Curve Delineation for Two-Lane Rural Roads
Run-off-road crashes are a major problem for rural roads. These roads tend to be unlit, and drive...
Extent and Impacts of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Exception Process for Access Management Design Standards
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Road Design Manual requires that new commercial...