Compendium

August 16–17, 2017
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA

Hosted by the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University's Institute for Transportation

Plenary Session and Keynote (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 8:30am–10:00am


Session 1: Safety - Speed Limits (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10:30am–12:00pm


  • Safety Evaluation of raised speed limits on Kansas freeways using EB method
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Reza Shirazinejad, Kansas State University
    • Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University
  • Raising Speed Limits on Rural Highways: A Process for Identification of Candidate Highway Segments
    Presentation Materials
    • Timothy Gates, Michigan State University
  • Using Variable Speed Limits to Improve Safety During Fog Events: A Case Study of I-77 in Virginia
    Presentation Materials
    • Mike Fontaine, Virginia Transportation Research Council

Session 1: Mobility - Traffic Control (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10:30am–12:00pm


  • Low-Volume Roadway Pavement Marking Use and Effectiveness
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • David Veneziano, Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program
    • Keith Knapp, Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program
    • Paul Albritton, Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program
  • Sign Effectiveness Guide
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • David Veneziano, Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program
    • Keith Knapp, Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program
  • Truck Parking Information Management Systems Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Phil Mescher, Iowa Department of Transportation

Session 1: Technology - Assessment (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10:30am–12:00pm


  • Causes of Transverse Cracking in Concrete Bridge Decks
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Yaohua Deng, Bridge Engineering Center, InTrans, Iowa State University
    • Brent Phares, Bridge Engineering Center, InTrans, Iowa State University
  • Innovative Rehabilitation of Aging Bridge Abutments
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Roch Player, GeoStabilization International
    • Matthew Birchmier, GeoStabilization International
    • Matthew Reihl, GeoStabilization International
  • On the Use of Ground Penetrating Radar to Detect Rebar Corrosion in Concrete Structures
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • David Eisenmann, Iowa State university

Session 1: Bridge Management (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10:30am–12:00pm


  • Prediction Models of Interface Shear Resistance of Clustured Shear Connectors for Precast Concrete Deck Systems
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Raed Tawadrous, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    • George Morcous, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Risk-Based Prioritization and Multi-Objective Optimization for Long-Term Network-Level Preservation Planning of Bridges in Iowa
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Scott Neubauer, Iowa D.O.T.
  • Upgrading Bridge Rails on Low-Volume Roads in Iowa
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Zachary Hans, InTrans
    • Basak Aldemir Bektas, InTrans
    • Nicole Fox, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Emmanuel Nketah, CBB

Session 2: Safety - Crash Countermeasures (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1:00pm–3:00pm


  • Crash Modification for the Safety Edge in Iowa
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Amrita Goswamy, Iowa State University
    • Micheal Pawlovich, Iowa DOT
    • Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
  • Effectiveness of Median Cable Barriers and Rumble Strips
    Presentation Materials
    • Chris Poole, Iowa DOT
    • Peter Savolainen, Iowa State University
  • Roadway Departure Crashes in Kansas
    Presentation Materials
    • Steven Schrock, University of Kansas
  • Predictive Analytics in Wisconsin
    Presentation Materials
    • Andi Bill, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Session 2: Technology - Connected/Autonomous Vehicles and Naturalistic Driving (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1:00pm–3:00pm


  • Truck Platooning, Autonomous Trucking vs. Intermodal Rail Service - Implications for National Transportation Freight Policy
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Ray Mundy, UMSL
    • Ken Bao, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Streamlining Conversion From Transportation Design Models to Driving Simulator Scenarios
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Shawn Allen, National Advanced Driving Simulator, University of Iowa
    • Vincent Horosewski, National Advanced Driving Simulator, University of Iowa
    • Zhao Zuoyuan, National Advanced Driving Simulator, University of Iowa
  • Transportation Cybersecurity
    Presentation Materials
    • Kevin Heaslip, Virginia Tech
  • UAS Considerations for Local Transportation Agencies and Other Local Agencies
    Abstract File
    • Sarah Hubbard, Purdue University
    • Tyler Spence, Purdue University
    • Bryan Hubbard, Purdue University

Session 2: Technology - Asset Management (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1:00pm–3:00pm


  • Granular Roads Asset Management System (GRAMS)
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Stephen De Vries, P.E., ICEA Service Bureau
    • Danny Waid, ICEA Service Bureau
  • Impact of Spatial Pavement Friction on Crash Risk Assessment
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Ahmad Alhasan, Center for Transportation Research and Education/ Iowa State University
    • Omar Smadi, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering/ Iowa State University
    • Cameron MacKenzie, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering/ Iowa State University
    • Georges Bou-Saab, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering/ Iowa State University
  • Railroad Crossing Inventory: A Modern Approach
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Edward Engle, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Joseph Drahos, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Phillip Meraz, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Diane McCauley, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Kristopher Klop, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Performance-based Design and Testing Methods for Unpaved Road Surface Materials
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Cheng Li, Iowa State University
    • Jeramy Ashlock, Iowa State University
    • Bora Cetin, Iowa State University
    • Charles Jahren, Iowa State University

Session 2: Sustainability - Innovative Bridge Design (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1:00pm–3:00pm


Session 3: Mobility - Winter Maintenance (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 3:30pm–5:00pm


  • Predicting High Frequency Failure Components, Costs, and Their First Occurrence for a Class of Vehicles at the Iowa Department of Transportation
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Sree Nilakanta, Iowa State University
    • Kevin Scheibe, Iowa State University
    • Vani Subhas, Iowa State University
  • Operational Data to Assess Mobility and Crash Experience during Winter Conditions
    Abstract File
    • Zachary Hans, InTrans
    • Tina Greenfield, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Neal Hawkins, InTrans
    • Peter Savolainen, InTrans
    • Emira Rista, InTrans
  • Evaluation of Winter Maintenance Performance Metrics used in Improving Winter Maintenance Operations
    Presentation Materials
    • William Schneider, University of Akron

Session 3: Technology - Intersection Design (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 3:30pm–5:00pm


  • Evaluating Driver Braking and Stopping Behavior at Rural Intersections using SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study Data
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Nicole Oneyear, Institute for Transportation
    • Shauna Hallmark, Institute for Transportation
    • Raju Thapa, Institute for Transportation
  • Evaluation of Red Clearance Extension Designs with Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation
    Presentation Materials
    • Dave Hurwitz, Oregon State University
  • Macroscopic Evaluation of Non-Invasive Vehicle Detection
    Presentation Materials
    • Ed Smaglik, University of Northern Arizona

Session 3: Technology - Asset Management (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 3:30pm–5:00pm


Session 3: Sustainability - Materials (top)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 3:30pm–5:00pm


  • A Method to Quantify Soluble Sulfate and Chlorides from Carbonate Using Handheld XRF
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Michelle Barger, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Conner Feldotto, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Kevin Jones, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Malcom Dawson, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Evaluation of Penetrating Sealers Applied to Saw Cut Faces in Concrete Pavement Joints
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Xuhao Wang, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center
    • Peter Taylor, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center
    • Erica Mack, Iowa State University
    • Xin Wang, Iowa State University
  • Non-Destructive Analysis Shows Aggregate Deterioration Created Air Void System in 1910s Pavements
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Franciszek "Franek" Hasiuk, Iowa State University
    • Sergey Ishutov, Iowa State University
    • Evelyn Hussey, Iowa State University
    • Todd Hanson, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • M. Bob Dawson, Iowa Department of Transportation

Reception and Poster Session (top)

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 5:00pm–6:30pm


  • Durable High Early Strength Concrete
    Abstract File
    • Yadira Porras, Kansas State University
  • An Evaluation of Wrong-Way Crashes on Kansas Interstates
    Abstract File
    • Jack Cunningham, Kansas State University
    • Eric Fitzsimmons, Kansas State University
    • Mirza Ahammad Sharif, Kansas State University
    • Rachel Eisenbarth, Kansas State University
  • Updating the Kansas Department of Transportation's Lane Closure Guide Using TMC Data
    Abstract File
    • Benjamin Nye, Kansas State University
    • Eric Fitzsimmons, Kansas State University
  • Evaluation of Lower Quality Recycled PCCP for Portland Cement Treated Base
    Abstract File
    • Masoumeh Tavakol, Department of Civil Engineeing, Kansas State University
    • Koby Daily, Department of Civil Engineering, Kansas State University
    • Mustaque Hossain, Department of Civil Engineeing, Kansas State University
    • Stacey Kulesza, Department of Civil Engineering, Kansas State University
  • Electrically Heated Concrete Pavement System at Des Moines International Airport
    Abstract File
    • Hesham Abdualla, Iowa State University
    • Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
    • Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University
    • Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University
    • Peter Taylor, Iowa State University
    • Mani Mina, Iowa State University
    • Kristen Cetin, Iowa State University
    • Bora Cetin, Iowa State University
    • Alireza Sassani, Iowa State University
    • Akash Vidyadharan, Iowa State University
    • Shuo Yang, Iowa State University
    • Sajed Sadati, Iowa State University
  • Effect of Deicing Chemicals on the Performance of Nano-Technology Based Super Water-Repellent Concrete
    Abstract File
    • Ali Arabzadeh, ISU
    • Halil Ceylan, ISU
    • Sunghwan Kim, ISU
    • Alireza Sassani, ISU
    • Sriram Sundararajan, ISU
    • Peter C. Taylor, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center
  • 3D Finite Element Modeling of Electrically Conductive Concrete
    Abstract File
    • S.M. SAJED Sadati, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, ISU
    • Kristen Cetin, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, ISU
    • Halil Ceylan, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, ISU
  • UHPC Pile Long-term Performance Monitoring
    Abstract File
    • Liang Zhong, Iowa State University
    • Sri Sritharan, Iowa State University
  • Effect of Paved Shoulders and Shoulder Rumble Strips on Reducing Crashes on Four-Lane Divided Roadways in Kansas
    Abstract File
    • Uditha Galgamuwa, Kansas state university
    • Sunanda Dissanayaka, Kansas state university
  • Identification of Teenage and Young-Adult Drivers' Distractions in Kansas Using Survey Data
    Abstract File
    • Ibrahim alfallaj, Kansas State University
    • Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University
  • Strategic Design for Delivery with Trucks and Drones
    Abstract File
    • James F. Campbell, University of Missouri - St. Louis
    • Donald C. Sweeney II, University of Missouri - St. Louis
    • Juan Zhang, University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Implementing Data Quality Assurance with Visualization Tools
    Abstract File
    • Tingting Huang, InTrans, Iowa State University
    • Skylar Knickerbocker, InTrans, Iowa State University
    • Anuj Sharma, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, ISU
  • ANN Models to Correlate Structural and Functional Conditions in AC Pavements at Network Level
    Abstract File
    • Fawaz Alharbi, Iowa State University
    • Omar Smadi, Center for Transportation Research and Education, Iowa State University
  • Prepositioning Highway Helper Trucks for Incident Response Dispatch
    Abstract File
    • Jing Dong, Iowa State University
    • Luning Zhang, Iowa State University
    • Skylar Knickerbocker, Iowa State University
    • Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University
  • Speed Prediction Model in Work Zones on 4-lane Divided Highways Using the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study Data
    Abstract File
    • Amrita Goswamy, Iowa State University
    • Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
    • Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
  • Investigating Fly Ash-based Geopolymer in Pervious Concrete for Removal of Heavy Metals in Urban Stormwater Runoff
    Abstract File
    • Guyu Shi, CCEE, ISU
    • Kejin Wang, CCEE, ISU
    • Say Kee Ong, CCEE, ISU
  • Traffic Impact Assessment Tool Work Zone for Work Zone using Real Time Travel Time Data
    Abstract File
    • Yohan Chang, University of Missouri-Columbia; Department of Civil Engineering
    • Praveen Edara, University of Missouri-Columbia; Department of Civil Engineering
    • Carlos Sun, University of Missouri-Columbia; Department of Civil Engineering
    • Henry Brown, University of Missouri-Columbia; Department of Civil Engineering
  • Understanding the Impacts of Work Zone Activities on Traffic Flow Characteristics
    Abstract File
    • Nipjyoti Bharadwaj, University of Missouri-Columbia; Department of Civil Engineering
    • Yohan Chang, University of Missouri-Columbia; Department of Civil Engineering
    • Praveen Edara, University of Missouri-Columbia; Department of Civil Engineering
    • Henry Brown, University of Missouri-Columbia; Department of Civil Engineering
  • Measuring Winter Maintenance Operations Performance
    Abstract File
    • Bac Dao, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Curtis Walker, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Sogand Hasanzadeh, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Pouya Gholizadeh, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Behzad Esmaeili, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Mark Anderson, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • An Analysis of Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents in Kansas and Nebraska
    Abstract File
    • Auston Jacobsen, University of Kansas
    • Steven Schrock, University of Kansas
  • Data Integration across Geospatial Data life Cycle of Transportation Assets
    Abstract File
    • Tuyen Le, Iowa State University
    • David Jeong, Iowa State University
    • Shawn Blaesing-Thompson, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Spatial Analysis of Crash Frequency: A Statewide Study
    Abstract File
    • Ashkan Gholamialam, University of Missouri
    • Nipjyoti Bharadwaj, University of Missouri
    • Carlos Sun, University of Missouri
  • Emphasizing Sustainability and Wellness in Airports: Fitness Facilities in Airports
    Abstract File
    • Carlos Sun, Author
    • Austin Anway, Co-author
    • Farzaneh Azadi, Co-author
    • Jared Edwards, Co-author
    • Kristin Hofstetter, Co-author
  • Evaluation of Intersection Collision Warning Systems in Minnesota
    Abstract File
    • Raju Thapa, Iowa State University
  • Relating Expert Estimated and Measured PCI in Iowa Local Network
    Abstract File
    • Georges Bou-Saab, Iowa State University
    • Ahmad Alhasan, Iowa State University
    • Inya Nlenanya, Iowa State University
  • Framework for Research and Technology Implementation in the UK Rail Industry
    Abstract File
    • Ross Welham, University College London
    • Taku Fujiyama, University College London
    • Meena Dasigi, Network Rail

Session 4: Mobility - Work Zones (top)

Thursday, Aug. 17, 9:30am–11:30pm


  • Lane Reduction Warning Signage for Work Zones: Alternatives to the MUTCD W4-2 Lane Ends Symbol
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • John Shaw, Intrans
    • Madhav Chitturi, UW-Madison
    • Praveen Edara, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Multiple Changepoint Detection on Speed Profile in Work Zones Using SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study Data
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Hossein Naraghi, InTrans, Iowa State University
    • Omar Smadi, InTrans, Iowa State University
  • Effective Post Construction Evaluation Practices for Work Zone Management Strategies
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Michael Volk, Iowa State University
    • Ryan Jeong, Ames High School
    • Jennifer Shane, Iowa State University

Session 4: Technology - Traffic Monitoring (top)

Thursday, Aug. 17, 9:30am–11:30pm


  • Performance Monitoring of Traffic Critical Work Zones in Iowa
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Skylar Knickerbocker, InTrans
    • Tim Simodynes, Iowa DOT
  • CCTV Cameras as Sensors
    Abstract File
    • Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, INTRANS
    • Anuj Sharma, Iowa State University
  • Utilization of TSMO Practices in Highway Construction Work Zones, A Case Study
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • James Webb, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Liz Finarty, Iowa Department of Transportation
    • James Armstrong, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Iowa DOT ITS Network Documentation and Asset Management Best Practices
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Matthew McLaughlin, HDR
    • Tony Taylor, Iowa Department of Transportation

Session 4: Transportation Policy (top)

Thursday, Aug. 17, 9:30am–11:30pm


  • A Trilevel Optimization Model for Resilient Transportation Network Design
    Abstract File
    • Mohammad Rahdar, Iowa State University
    • Lizhi Wang, Iowa State University
    • Guiping Hu, Iowa State University
    • Jing Dong, Iowa State University
    • Xuesong Zhou, Arizona State University
  • Iowa Standardized Model Structure (ISMS)
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Adam Shell, Iowa DOT
  • Keeping the Bottom Line: Accessibility and Essential Services in Rural Iowa
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Carlton Basmajian, Iowa State University
    • Biswa Das, Iowa State University
    • Dustin Ingram, Iowa State University
    • Ruth Hulstrom, Iowa State University
  • Integrating Spatial-Temporal Traffic Data on an Urban Network for Change Detection
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Zhengyuan Zhu, Iowa State University
    • Zhonglei Wang, Iowa State University
    • Weicheng Zhu, Iowa State University
    • Tina Greenfield Huitt, Iowa Department of Transportation

Session 4: Technology - Innovative Testing (top)

Thursday, Aug. 17, 9:30am–11:30pm


  • Prediction of Virgin Aggregate Temperature in Asphalt Plant Using Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Principles
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Mohammad Hossain, Bradley University
    • Matthew Mueller, Interra
    • Varun Veginiti, Bradley University
    • Justin Krukow, Bradley University
  • Autonomous Structural Health Monitoring and Management using Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Robert Philpott III, Iowa State University
    • Akash Vidyadharan, Iowa State University
    • Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
    • Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University
    • Christina Bloebaum, Iowa State University
  • Evaluation and Enhancement of Construction Stormwater Controls using Large-Scale Testing Techniques
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Michael Perez, Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University
    • Wesley Zech, Auburn University
    • Wesley Donald, Auburn University
    • Xing Fang, Auburn University
  • Smart Skin for Fatigue Crack Detection
    Abstract File | Presentation Materials
    • Simon Laflamme, Iowa State University
    • Jian Li, University of Kansas