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Structural, Pavement & Geotechnical Engineering

Team Leader: Position Currently Vacant
Associate Director for Structures, Pavement, and Geotechnical Engineering
Photo of Position Currently Vacant<BR>Associate Director for Structures, Pavement, and Geotechnical Engineering
 
Purpose:

Conduct research on innovative design, maintenance and infrastructure management for highway structures and pavements and related geotechnical applications.  Focus areas include:

  • the design and performance characteristics of bridges and structures
  • the development, implementation, and evaluation of pavement, structures, and maintenance management systems
  • improvements in maintenance strategies, technology, equipment, and operations
  • the assessment of the design characteristics of soils as applied to the construction of bridges and pavements.
NameTitlePhoneEmail
Position Currently Vacant Associate Director for Structures, Pavement, and Geotechnical Engineering 
Soundar Balakumaran Research Scientist(434) 293-1906Soundar.Balakumaran@vdot.virginia.gov
Benjamin F. Bowers Research Scientist(434) 293-1423Ben.Bowers@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Brian K. Diefenderfer Associate Principal Research Scientist(434) 293-1944Brian.Diefenderfer@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Edward J. Hoppe Associate Principal Research Scientist(434) 293-1960Edward.Hoppe@VDOT.Virginia.gov
M. Shabbir Hossain Senior Research Scientist(434) 293-1989Shabbir.Hossain@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Bernard L. Kassner Research Scientist(434) 293-1929Bernie.Kassner@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Jason T. Provines Research Scientist(434) 293-1917Jason.Provines@VDOT.Virginia.gov

  • 73849  -  An Evaluation of Soil Stabilizers Used on Aggregate Shoulders
  • 71849  -  An Investigation of the Type and Frequency of Shoulder Maintenance Problems Encountered on the VDOT
  • 71270  -  Evaluation of the Strength of Cement Treated Aggregate for Pavement Bases
  • 71178  -  Determination of Remaining Service Life of Aluminum Sign Panels
  • 71179  -  Punching Shear Capacity of Thin UHPC Plates
  • 71180  -  Enhanced Performance Specifications for Embankment Construction
  • 71176  -  Detail and System Development for Full Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Panels
  • 69583  -  The Hawthorne Street Bridge Rehabilitation Utilizing an FRP Bridge Deck System
  • 69551  -  AASHTO LRFD Impact Upon Bridge Stiffness and Strength
  • 64347  -  Evaluation of Models for Seismic Design
  • 64028  -  Development of an Optimized Continuity Diaphragm for New PCBT Girders
  • 64228  -  Proof Testing a Bridge Deck Design with Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) as Top Mat Reinforcement
  • 73977  -  Columnar Reinforcement of Soft Ground Beneath Roadway Embankments
  • 54168  -  Experimental Study of an Integral Bridge with Geofoam
  • 21560  -  Quality Assurance Testing and Monitoring of High-Performance Steel Bridge in Virginia
  • 77921  -  Introduction of Grade 300 Prestressing Strand into Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders
  • 77209  -  Determination of the In-Situ Subgrade Resilient Modulus And Effective Structure Number of VDOT Interstate Network
  • 78546  -  Evaluation of I-64 Jointed Reinforced Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation - Richmond and Hampton Roads Districts
  • 50200  -  Detection of Subsurface Contaminants
  • 73186  -  Bridge Deck Service Life Prediction and Costs
  • 73190  -  Linear Cracking and Chloride Penetration of Concrete Bridge Decks
  • 74880  -  Cost and Benefits of a Formalized Preventive Roadway Maintenance Program for Virginia
  • 75240  -  Pilot Test of Direct Liquid Anti-Icing Application in Snow Removal and Ice Control Operations
  • 77862  -  Development of Bilateral Data Transferability (BDT) in VDOT GDBMS Framework
  • 77743  -  Characterization of Subgrade and Subbase/Base materials in Virginia for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design
  • 77920  -  Use of Sandwich Plate System (SPS) in a Virginia Bridge
  • 78966  -  VDOT Implementation Software Issues for AASHTO LRFD Design
  • 79195  -  Investigation of the Rolling Wheel Deflectometer (RWD) as a Network Level Pavement Structural Evaluation Tool
  • 71177  -  Stabilization of Soft Clay Subgrades in Virginia: Phase I Laboratory Study
  • 79653  -  Field Demonstration of a Tool (MIT Scan-2) for Nondestructive Determination of Dowel Bar Position in Concrete Pavement
  • 80266  -  In-Situ Determination of Pavement Layers Moduli for Quality Control and Construction Acceptance of Pavement Layers Using LWD.
  • 80339  -  Investigation of Fiber Reinforced Self-Consolidating Concrete
  • 82671  -  Rapid Replacement of Tangier Island Bridges Including Lightweight and Durable FRP Deck Systems
  • 82670  -  Implementation of Full Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Panels
  • 83136  -  Development of Design Aids and Charts for the Optimized Continuity Diaphragm for New PCBT Girders
  • 83147  -  Shear Strength of PCBT-53 Girders Fabricated with Light-Weight, Self-Consolidating Concrete
  • 83146  -  Field Study of the Wolf Creek Multi-span Curved Girder Bridge
  • 83150  -  Use of Geosynthetics in Secondary and Subdivision Roads
  • 83149  -  Validation of Modulus Backcalculation Methods Using 3-D Finite Element Analysis
  • 83201  -  Development of Interconnectivity and Enhancement (ICE) Module in VDOT GDBMS Framework
  • 85414  -  Composite Pavements: Synthesis of Design and Construction Practices
  • 87125  -  Development and Implementation of Geotechnical Software
  • 00010  -  Interaction of Integral Abutment Piling and Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls
  • 87976  -  High-Performance/High-Strength Lightweight Concrete for Bridge Girders and Deck
  • 90260  -  Corrosion of Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Piles
  • 90642  -  Mix Design and Curing Effects on Creep and Camber of Prestressed Girders
  • 91023  -  Updating Truck Factors for Pavement Design in Virginia Using Weigh-In-Motion Data
  • 91336  -  Health Monitoring and Modeling of an Integral Backwall Bridge
  • 92325  -  Geotechnical Data Management
  • 92733  -  Use of Precast Slabs for Pavement Rehabilitation and Field Trial on Interstate 66
  • 94180  -  Analysis of Full-Depth Reclamation Trial Sections in Virginia
  • 94209  -  Asphalt Material Characteristics for Use with the MEPDG
  • 95023  -  An Evaluation of the Potential Use of Non-Nuclear Pavement Density Testing Devices for Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) Acceptance
  • 97313  -  Sandwich Panel Steel Deck System
  • 92019  -  Unbound Pavement Layer Resilient Modulus for MEPDG
  • 97314  -  Comparison of the Performance of UHPC Bridge Deck Panels to FRP, Steel, & Full Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Panels
  • 00021  -  Development of Pavement Structural-Capacity Requirements for Innovative Pavement Decision-Making and Construction
  • 00026  -  Implementation of a Prestressed Inverted T-Beam System
  • 00034  -  Implementation of the Hillman Composite Beam in a Virginia Bridge
  • 101796  -  GRS Bridge Abutments-Phase I: Design Support and Instrumentation
  • 103752  -  Evaluation of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete for Closure Pours for Bridge Decks
  • 103658  -  Thermoelastic/Plastic Stress Analysis of Fracture-Prone Details in Steel Bridge Superstructures
  • 103933  -  Development of Pavement Structural Capacity Requirements for Innovative Pavement Decision-Making and Contracting: Phase II - Implementation
  • 103944  -  In-Service Performance Evaluation and monitoring of the Hybrid Composite Beam Bridge System
  • 00061  -  Development of Improved Connection Details for Adjacent Prestressed Member Bridges
  • 00069  -  A Demonstration Pilot for a Pavement Friction-Management Program
  • 105184  -  Evaluation of Recycled Concrete as an Additive to Base Course/Subbase Material in Virginia Department of Transportation Projects
  • 105230  -  Performance of Bridge-Deck Overlay Systems: Phase I
  • 00080  -  Feasibility of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement for Use as Road Base and Sub-Base Material
  • 106342  -  Guidance for Field Evaluations and Load Ratings of Bridges with Limited or Missing As-Built Data
  • 97825  -  Study of the Role of Fatigue in Interstate 81 Bridge Closure Slab Failure
  • 106481  -  Evaluation of Highly Polymer-Modified Asphalt Mixtures
  • 106624  -  Inspection of Virginia Bridge Decks with Overlays Using Time-lapse Thermography
  • 106882  -  Durability of Hybrid Composite Beams
  • 107496  -  Design and Pilot of an Elastomeric Concrete Plug Joint – Phase I
  • 107830  -  Carbon-Fiber Grid-Shear Reinforcing for Bridge Beams
  • 108014  -  Developing a Design Methodology and Quality-Control Measures to Use Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in Unbound Base Aggregate in Flexible Pavements
  • 108189  -  Flash Tracking for Accelerated Project Delivery - Phase I
  • 109854  -  Refinement of the Inverted T-Beam Bridge System
  • 109939  -  Guidance for Field Evaluations and Load Ratings of Bridges with Limited or Missing As-built Data, Phase II
  • 109960  -  Development of Best Practice Implementation Guide for Geosynthetics in Low-Volume Pavements
  • 00131  -  Magnetic Flux Leakage Device for Evaluation of Prestressed Concrete Box Bridges
  • 110326  -  Methods To Ensure Appropriate Installation And Prevent Loosening Of Anchor Nuts On Ancillary Highway Structures
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