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Title: Pavement Surface Properties Consortium - A Research Program at the Virginia Smart Road
Contact: Soundar Balakumaran
Associate Director for Structures
Project No.: 82650
Target Date: 05/31/2016
Abstract: Through a regional pooled fund, this program of research will focus on optimizing pavement surface texture characteristics.  The initial focus of the program will be the application of inertial and laser-based equipment for measuring pavement surface properties.  The five-year program will involve at least the following:

 - establish equipment comparison and verification facility and host annual equipment roundup

 - evaluate new and existing methods and technologies for measurement of functional highway surface properties

 - conduct specific studies that require measurement of pavement surface properties under controlled traffic or environmental conditions on different surfaces.

     Gerardo Flintsch
     Edgar Izeppi
     Kevin K. McGhee

  • Structures