Final Project Reports

Completed Research

Project 1. Development of an Early Warning Sensor and Network for Brown-out Conditions

Principal Investigators: Vicken (Vic) Etyemezian, Alan Gertler, George Nikolich, and Marc Pitchford - Desert Research Institute
Co-PI: David DuBois - New Mexico State University

    View Early Warning Sensor Abstract | Final Early Warning Report | UTC Project 1 Information

Project 2. Interconversion of Dynamic Modulus (E*) to Creep Compliance (D (t)) and Relaxation Modulus (E(t)): Numerical Modeling and Laboratory Validation

Principal Investigator: Rafiqul A. Tarefder - University of New Mexico

    View Interconversion Abstract | Final Interconversion Report | UTC Project 2 Information

Project 3. Relating Dynamic Shear Modulus (G*) of Performance Grade (PG) Asphalt Binders to Nanoindentation Stiffness (E)

Principal Investigator: Rafiqul A. Tarefder - University of New Mexico

    View Dynamic Shear Modulus Abstract | Final Shear Modulus Report | UTC Project 3 Information

Project 4. Safety Performance Enhancement Analysis of Rumble Stripes with Elements: A Case Study on Rural Highway US 285 in New Mexico

Principal Investigators: Guohui Zhang and Rafiqul Tarefder - University of New Mexico

    View Rumble Stripes Abstract | Final Rumble Stripes Report | UTC Project 4 Information

Project 5. Scheduling Work Zones in Multimodal Networks Parts I and II

Principal Investigator: Pitu Mirchandani - Arizona State University

    View Work Zones Abstract | Final Work Zone Report | Final Work Zone 2 Report | UTC Project 5 Information

Project 6. Integrating Meso- and Micro-Simulations Models to Evaluate Traffic Management Strategies

Principal Investigators: Pitu Mirchandani and Xuesong Zhou - Arizona State University

     View MetroSim Abstract | Final MetroSim Report | UTC Project 6 Information

Project 7. Laboratory Evaluation of Thin Asphalt Overlays for Pavement Preservation in Nevada

Principal Investigator: Elie Hajj - University of Nevada, Reno

     View Thin Asphalt Overlay Abstract | Final Overlay Report | UTC Project 7 Information

Project 8. Effectiveness of Cape Seal Pavement Preservation Technique in Northern Nevada

Principal Investigator: Peter Sebaaly - University of Nevada, Reno

     View Cape Seal Abstract | Final Cape Seal Report | UTC Project 8 Information

Project 9. Correlation of Shear Design Between AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and the AASHTO Guide Specifications

Principal Investigator: David Sanders - University of Nevada, Reno

     View Shear Design Abstract | Final Shear Design Report | UTC Project 9 Information

Project 10. Safe and Efficient Pedestrian Accommodation at Coordinated Signalized Intersections

Principal Investigator: Zong Tian - University of Nevada, Reno

     View Pedestrian Accommodation Abstract | Final Pedestrian Report | UTC Project 10 Information

Project 11. SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study Data Usage Guidance for Nevada

Principal Investigator: Hao Xu - University of Nevada, Reno

     View Driving Study Abstract | Final Driving Study Report | UTC Project 11 Information

Project 12. In-Depth Investigation of the System Currently Used by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to Store and Process Crash Data and Interconnected Systems

Principal Investigator: Alexander Paz - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

     View Investigation of LVPD Data System Abstract | Final LVPD Data Systems Report | UTC Project 12 Information

Project 13. High Early-Strength High-Performance Concrete for Rapid Pavement Repair

Principal Investigator: Nader Ghafoori - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

     View High Performance Concrete Abstract | Final High Performance Report |UTC Project 13 Information

Project 14. Database Development and Model Re-Calibration for Quantification of Impacts of Freeway Incidents

Principal Investigator: Mohamed Kaseko - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

     View Freeway Incidents Abstract | Freeway Incidents Final Report | UTC Project 14 Information

Project 15. Developing and Testing an LED System to Improve Pedestrian Safety in Nevada

Principal Investigator: Harry Teng - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

     View Pedestrian LED System Abstract | Pedestrian LED System Final Report | UTC Project 15 Information

Project 16. Measuring Traffic Performance Using Passive Sensing Technologies on Signalized Arterials

Principal Investigator: Pitu Mirchandani - Arizona State University

     View Passive Sensing Tech Abstract | Final Passive Sensing Tech Report | UTC Project 16 Information

Project 17. Integrating Meso- and Micro- Simulation Models to Evaluate Traffic Management Strategies - Year 2

Principal Investigator: Pitu Mirchandani - Arizona State University

     View Metrosim 2 Abstract | Final Metrosim 2 Report | UTC Project 17 Information

Project 18. Nanoindentation Characterization of Aging in Different Phases of an Asphalt Concrete

Principal Investigator: Rafiqul Tarefder - University of New Mexico

     View Nanoindentation Abstract | Final Nanoindentation Report | UTC Project 18 Information

Project 19. Determining the Effects of Cross-Anisotropy on Pavement Response and Performance

Principal Investigator: Rafiqul Tarefder - University of New Mexico

     View Anisotropy Abstract | UTC Project 19 Information

Project 20. Investigate Traffic Operation Efficiency and Safety Performance of Autonomous Vehicle-enabled Intersection Control Strategies

Principal Investigator: Guohui Zhang - University of New Mexico

     View Autonomous Vehicle Abstract | UTC Project 20 Information

Project 21. Field Test of a New Mobile System for the Collection of Crash and Citation Data in Nevada

Principal Investigator: Alex Paz - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

View Mobile System for Crash Data Abstract | Final Mobile System for Crash Data Report | UTC Project 21 Information

Project 22. Development of In-Place Density Method for Cold In-Place Recycling

Principal Investigator: Peter Sebaaly - University of Nevada, Reno

     View CIR Abstract | Final CIR Report | UTC Project 22 Information

Project 23. Resilient Modulus Prediction Models of Unbound Materials for Nevada

Principal Investigator: Elie Hajj - University of Nevada, Reno

View Modulus Prediction Models Abstract | Final Modulus Models Report | UTC Project 23 Information

Project 24. Correlation Analysis of Nevada Crash Data and ITS Sensor Data

Principal Investigator: Hao Xu - University of Nevada, Reno

    View Correlation Analysis Abstract | Correlation Analysis Final Report | UTC Project 24 Information

Project 25. Cost and Ecological Feasibility of using UHPC in Highway Bridges

Principal Investigator: Mohamed Moustafa - University of Nevada, Reno

     View UHPC Abstract | UHPC Final Report | UTC Project 25 Information

Project 26. Exploratory Study: Influence of Thermal Gradients Induced by Southwest Desert Climate on Bridge Durability

Principal Investigator: Keri Ryan - University of Nevada, Reno

     View Thermal Gradients Abstract | Thermal Gradients Final Report | UTC Project 26 Information

Project 27. Extending Bridge Deck Life

Principal Investigator: David Sanders - University of Nevada, Reno

View Bridge Deck Abstract | Final Bridge Deck Report | UTC Project 27 Information

Project 28. Early Warning Sensor Network for Brown-out Conditions - Year 2

Principal Investigator: Vicken Etyemezian - Desert Research Institute

     View Early Warning Sensor 2 Abstract | Final Warning Sensor 2 Report | UTC Project 28 Information

Project 29. Developing Course Lecture Notes on High Speed Rail

Principal Investigator: Harry Teng - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

     View High Speed Rail Notes Abstract | High Speed Rail Notes Final Report | UTC Project 29 Information

Project 30. Impacts of Intersection Controls on Distributed Traffic Monitoring and Traffic State Prediction

Principal Investigator: Yingyan Lou - Arizona State University

     View Impacts of Controls Abstract | UTC Project 30 Information

Project 31. Right-turn Traffic Volume Adjustment in Traffic Signal Warrant Analysis

Principal Investigator: Zong Tian - University of Nevada, Reno

     View Right-turn Abstract | Final Right-turn Report | UTC Project 31 Information

Project 32. Economic Benefits and Public Transportation Expansion in Major Nevada Urban Areas

Principal Investigator: Shunfeng Song - University of Nevada, Reno

     View Economic Benefits Abstract | Final Economic Benefits Report | UTC Project 32 Information