Program Objectives:

  • Advance research, development, and implementation of next-generation sustainable roadway systems.
  • Integrate cutting-edge technologies from various disciplines to tackle real-world highway and airport pavement infrastructure problems.
  • Investigate sustainable paving materials and construction technologies, pavement non-destructive testing and evaluation, performance monitoring, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation.

Publications

ProSPER Research

Selected ProSPER research can be viewed at the ISU Digital Repository.

Selected Journal Publications

  • Ceylan, H., Wang, S., Kim, S., Gopalakrishnan, K., Khazanovich, L., and Dai, S. “Impact of Agricultural Equipment Loading on Low-Volume Concrete Road Structural Response and Performance”. Accepted for Publication in The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 2014.
  • Kim, S., Gopalakrishnan, K., Ceylan, H., and Steffes, R. F. “Performance Evaluation of Roadway Subdrain Outlets in Iowa”. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (Accepted for publication as of February 6, 2014).
  • Ceylan, H., Kim, S., Gopalakrishnan, K., Schwartz, C. W., and Li, R. “Sensitivity Quantification of Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement Mechanistic-Empirical Performance Predictions”. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 43, pp. 545-556, 2013.
  • Ceylan, H., Gopalakrishnan, K., Bayrak, M. B., and Guclu, A. “Noise-Tolerant Inverse Analysis Models for Non-Destructive Evaluation of Transportation Infrastructure Systems Using Neural Networks”. Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 233-251, 2013.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Agrawal, A., Choudhary, A., Kim, S., and Ceylan, H. “Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Pavement Inverse Analysis”. Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 1-10, 2013.

Selected Conference Proceedings

  • Ceylan, H., Gopalakrishnan, K., Kim, S., and Cord, W. “Heated Transportation Infrastructure Systems: Existing and Emerging Technologies”. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Concrete Roads, Prague, Czech Republic, September 23-26, 2014.
  • Anand, P., Ceylan, H., Gkritza, K. N., Taylor, P. C., Pyrialakou, V. D., Kim, S., and Gopalakrishnan, K. “Establishing Parameters for Cost Comparison of Alternative Airfield Snow Removal Methodologies”. CD-ROM Proceedings of The 2014 FAA Worldwide Airport Technology Transfer Conference, Galloway, New Jersey, August 5-7, 2014.
  • Shen, W., Gopalakrishnan, K., Kim, S., and Ceylan, H. “Greenhouse Gas Emission Analysis for Heated Pavement System”. CD-ROM Proceedings of The 2014 FAA Worldwide Airport Technology Transfer Conference, Galloway, New Jersey, August 5-7, 2014.
  • Yang, S., Ceylan, H., Gopalakrishnan, K., and Kim, S. “Smart Airport Pavement Instrumentation and Health Monitoring”. CD-ROM Proceedings of The 2014 FAA Worldwide Airport Technology Transfer Conference, Galloway, New Jersey, August 5-7, 2014.