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Day 1 | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Bo Wang, Mobility Analytics Manager, Ford Motor Company

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session 1

Session & LocationPresentations

Session 1A

Safety 

Room: North Prairie

Performance-Based Safety Evaluation on a Systemic Level The Wisconsin Story
Phil Kulis, SRF Consulting Group
Lee Gibbs, SRF Consulting Group
Jeff Knudson, SRF Consulting Group


Naturalistic Study of Farm Equipment and Vehicle Interactions on Iowa's Roadways
Cara Hamann, University of Iowa
Michelle Reyes, University of Iowa


Exploring Crash Data with Tableau
Skylar Knickerbocker, Iowa State University
Zachary Hans, Iowa State University

Session 1B

Sustainability

Room: Meadow

National Road Research Alliance
Glenn Engstrom, Minnesota Department of Transportation


Incorporating Sustainability and Resiliency at the Iowa Department of Transportation
Tammy Nicholson, Iowa Department of Transportation
Madeline LaPage, Iowa Department of Transportation


Performance Assessment of Multi-Column Piers Subjected to Vehicle Collision
Dikshant Saini, Iowa State University
Behrouz Shafei, Iowa State University

Session 1C

Technology – Structures

Room: South Prairie

Influence of Externally Bonded FRP Orientation on Shear Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams
Mustafa Raheem, Kansas State University
Hayder Rasheed, Kansas State University


Evaluation of Damaged Prestressed Bridge Girders
Habib Tabatabai, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Azam Nabizadeh, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Investigation of Exterior Girder Rotation During Bridge Deck Construction
Abhijit Kulkarni, Iowa State University
Behrouz Shafei, Iowa State University
Brent Phares, Iowa State University

Session 1D

Technology

Room: Central Prairie

Structural Health Assessment of 3D Simple Reinforced Concrete Bridge Girders Using FE-ANN Procedure
Eric Fletcher, Sitts & Hill Engineers, Inc.
Alaaeldin Abouelleil, AEDA LLC
Hayder Rasheed, Kansas State University


Predicting Temperature Development Within a Mass Concrete Bridge Foundation Using ConcreteWorks
Yogiraj Sargam, Iowa State University
Kejin Wang, Iowa State University
Kyle Riding, University of Florida,


InterchangeSE - A Real-Time Multiplayer Network 3D Visualization Framework to Simulate Driving Behavior and Interactions
Anuj Sharma, Iowa State University
Vijay Kalivarapu, Iowa State University

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session 2

Session & LocationPresentations

Session 2A

Mobility

Room: Central Prairie

Cooperative Autonomous Transportation
Dan McGehee


Open Data and Data Standards for Connected Autonomous Vehicles
Archana Venkatachalapathy, Iowa State University
Skylar Knickerbocker, Iowa State University


WisTMP 2.0 Recent Data Improvements to the Wisconsin Transportation Management Plan
Chris Mills, UW-Madison TOPS Laboratory
Andrew Heidtke, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Steven Parker, UW-Madison TOPS Laboratory

Session 2B

Safety

Room: North Prairie

EDC-5:
Reducing Rural Roadway Departures
Jerry Roche, FHWA


Monitoring and Assessing High Friction Surface Treatments Performance in Iowa
Ahmad Alhasan, Iowa State University
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University
Zachary Hans, Iowa State University


Evaluating the Relationship between the Driver and Roadway to Address Rural Intersection Safety using the SHRP2 NDS Data
Brianna Lawton, Iowa State University
Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
Nicole Oneyear, Iowa State University

Session 2C

Technology - Pavement

Room: South Prairie

Satellite Remote Sensing for Pavement Health Monitoring at the Network Level
Junxing Zheng, Iowa State University

Developing Artificial Neural Networks based Pavement Structural Analysis Tool to Estimate Iowa Local Roads Structural Capacities
Nazik Citir, Iowa State University
Adel Rezaei-Tarahomi, Iowa State University
Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University
Yang Zhang, Iowa State University
In Ho Cho, Iowa State University
Danny Waid, Iowa County Engineers Association Service Bureau
Brian Moore, Iowa County Engineers Association Service Bureau

A Nonproprietary Road Performance Data Collection Tools for Local Public Agencies
Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University
Wensheng Zhang, Iowa State University
Kristen Cetin, Iowa State University
Danny Waid, Iowa County Engineers Association Service Burea
Brian Moore, Iowa County Engineers Association Service Bureau

A Framework for Development of Iowa Pavement Analysis Technique
Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
Orhan Kaya, Iowa State University
Nazik Citir, Iowa State University
Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University
Yang Zhang, Iowa State University
Danny Waid, Iowa County Engineers Association Service Bureau
Brian Moore, Iowa County Engineers Association Service Bureau

Session 2D

Innovation

Room: Meadow

Helping Local Agencies Prepare for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
David Veneziano, Iowa State University
Theresa Litteral, Iowa State University


Smart Traffic Routing with Efficient & Effective Traffic System STREETS
Chandra Ravada, Dubuque MPO/East Central Intergovernmental Association
Dave Ness, City of Dubuque


Improved Work Zone Data Smart Arrow Board Deployment
Skylar Knickerbocker, Iowa State University
Dan Sprengler, Iowa Department of Transportation
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session 3

Session & LocationPresentations

Session 3A

Safety

Room: North Prairie

A Non-Parametric Bayesian Change-Point Detection Method for Novice Teenage Driving Risk
Qing Li, Iowa State University
Feng Guo, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Inyoung Kim, Virginia Tech


Modeling Vehicle-Pedestrian Interactions at Intersections with a Right Turn FYA
Kelvin Santiago, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Andrea Bill, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Noyce, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Practitioner Guidance for the Use and Development of Work Zone Crash Modification Factors
Henry Brown, University of Missouri
Praveen Edara, University of Missouri
Carlos Sun, University of Missouri

Session 3B

Sustainability

Room: Central Prairie

Performance of Chemically and Mechanically Stabilized Granular Road Test Sections in Four Iowa Counties
Jeramy Ashlock, Iowa State University
Yijun Wu, Iowa State University
Bora Cetin, Iowa State University


In-situ Soil Thermal and Hydraulic Data From Subgrade Sensor Network Under Granular Roadway in Hamilton County
Derya Genc, Iowa State University
Jeramy Ashlock, Iowa State University
Bora Cetin, Iowa State University


Impacts of Heavy Traffic Generators on Iowa Local Roads
Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University
Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Iowa State University
Shiyun (Simon) Wang, Professional Engineering Consultants
Danny Waid, Iowa County Engineers Association Service Bureau
Brian Moore, Iowa County Engineers Association Service Bureau

Session 3C

Technology - Structures

Room: South Prairie

Development and Implementation of New Specifications for Anchor Bolt Tightening
Zachary Dietrich, Iowa State University
Elizabeth Miller, Iowa State University
An Chen, Iowa State University


Methods for Accelerated Repair and Replacement of Expansion Joints
Kara Ruble, Iowa State University
Elizabeth Miller, Iowa State University
An Chen, Iowa State University

Session 3D

Innovation

Room: Meadow

Fully Precast Concrete Bridge System for Accelerated Construction
George Morcous, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Fouad Jaber, Nebraska Department of Transportation
Mark Ahlman, Nebraska Department of Transportation


An Ice Detection Sensor Made with Concrete
Habib Tabatabai, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mohammed Aljuboori, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Azam Nabizadeh, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Innovative Test Methods for Concrete Mixtures
Hamed Sadati, Iowa State University
Peter Taylor, Iowa State University

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Poster Session and Reception

TitleAuthor(s)
Applications of Drone Technology in the Construction IndustryHongtao Dang, Iowa State University

Jennifer Shane, Iowa State University
Assessment of Fatigue Life and Reliability of High-Mast Luminaire StructuresAlice Alipour, Iowa State University

Li-wei Tsai, Iowa State University
Data Driven Granular Roadway Management for Local AgenciesShafkat Alam Khan, Iowa State University

Bora Cetin, Iowa State University

Jeramy Ashlock, Iowa State University
Drivers Speed Change for Work Zones Features on Four Lane Divided HighwaysAmrita Goswamy, Iowa State University

Shuana Hallmark, Iowa State University

Omar Smadi, Iowa State University

Guillermo Basulto Elias, Iowa State University

Raju Thapa, Iowa State University
Effect of Slag on the Mechanical Properties and Bond Strength of Fly Ash-based Engineered Geopolymer CompositesYifeng Ling, Iowa State University

Jay Shen, Iowa State University

Ping Lu,Iowa State University
Evaluation of Shrinkage Control Methods on High Performance ConcretesYifeng Ling, Iowa State University

Gilson Lomboy, Rowan University

Kejin Wang, Iowa State University
Evaluation of Soil Thermal and Hydraulic Properties at Unsaturated Conditions for Frost Depth PredictionMasrur Mahedi, Iowa State University

Jeramy Ashlock, Iowa State University

Bora Cetin, Iowa State University
Forensic Investigation of Longitudinal Cracking in Iowa Widened Concrete Pavement SystemBo Yang, Iowa State University

Yang Zhang, Iowa State University

Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University
Innovative Strategies for the Repair of Pre-Stressed Beam EndsQuin Rogers, Iowa State University

Weizhuo Shi, Iowa State University

Behrouz Shafei, Iowa State University
Instant Speed on Work Zones at Key Sections Using the SHRP2 NDS DatabaseGuillermo Basulto-Elias, Iowa State University

Amrita Goswamy Iowa State University

Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
Investigation of Frame Piers under Temperature, Shrinkage, and Creep EffectsCole Shurbert-Hetzel, Iowa State University

Behrouz Shafei, Iowa State University

Katelyn Freeseman, Iowa State University
Investigation of Over-Height Truck Collision to Bridge GirdersKofi Oppong, Iowa State University

Behrouz Shafei, Iowa State University
Material Characterization via Smartphone-based Molecular SensingOmid Davami, University of Missouri
Mitigation of Early-Age Cracking of High Performance ConcreteMeysam Najimi, Iowa State University

Behrouz Shafei, Iowa State University

Peter Taylor, Iowa State University
Performance Evaluation of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices Used during Earthwork ConstructionJaime Schussler, Iowa State University

Michael Perez, Iowa State University

Bora Cetin, Iowa State University
Traffic Control Options at Originally All-Way Stop-Controlled Intersections with Autonomous Vehicles and Human-Driven Vehicles Mixed TrafficYu (Fred) Song, University of Wisconsin-Madison

David Noyce, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Two-stage optimization of pre- and post-event activities for enhanced resiliency of transportation networksAlice Alipour, Iowa State University

Ning Zhang, Iowa State University
Vulnerability Measures and Proxy Indicators for Transportation Assets Under Flood EventsAlice Alipour, Iowa State University

Nathan Miner, Iowa State University

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Day 2 | Thursday, August 22, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Concurrent Session 4

Session & LocationPresentations

Session 4A

Mobility

Room: Central Prairie

Use of Slurry Seals to Cost-Effectively Improve Multi-Modal Transportation in Growing Cities
Ashley Buss, Iowa State University
Benjamin Claypool, Iowa State University
Jing Dong, Iowa State University


Leveraging Sensor-Based Vehicle Trajectory Construction in Existing Traffic Signal Infrastructure
Chris Day, Iowa State University
Rob Helt, City of Colorado Springs
Dan Sines, City of Colorado Springs


Asphalt Pavements and Infrastructure Resiliency
Dan Staebell, Asphalt Pavement Alliance
Bill Rosener, Asphalt Pavement Association of Iowa


Interstate Congestion in Iowa
Skylar Knickerbocker, Iowa State University
Subhadipto Poddar, Iowa State University
Neal Hawkins, Iowa State University

Session 4B

Safety

Room: North Prairie

EDC-5: 
Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)

Peter Eun, FHWA
Rebecca Crowe, FHWA


Teen Drivers: Spatial Pattern of Crashes
Hemin J. Mohammed, University of Kansas


Addressing Citizens Requests for Traffic Safety Solutions
Renae Kuehl, SRF Consulting Group
Tom Sachi, SRF Consulting Group


Driving Risk Assessment for Type-1 Diabetes Population
Jennifer Merickel, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Session 4C

Sustainability

Room: Meadow

Concrete Mixture Proportioning
Peter Taylor, Iowa State University


Effects of Vibration on Concrete Mixtures
Yifeng Ling, Iowa State University
Peter Taylor, Iowa State University


PEM Implementation Data in Iowa
Todd Hanson, Iowa Department of Transportation
Peter Taylor, Iowa State University


The Effects of Polymer Type and Addition Process on the Properties of Asphalt Emulsion Slurries
Ashley Buss, Iowa State University
Irvin Pinto, Iowa State University

Session 4D

Technology - Traffic

Room: South Prairie

Safely and Effectively Communicating Non-Connected Vehicle Information to Connected Vehicles
Hiba Nassereddine, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Jon Riehl, University of Wisconsin - Madison
David Noyce, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Kelvin R. Santiago-Chaparro, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Implementing Comprehensive Traffic Data Quality Examination Tools: A Case Study for Wistransportal V-SPOC Quality Assurance/Quality Control Enhancements
Yang Cheng, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Information Content of Aggregate Speed Measurements and Autonomous Vehicles
Ilker Karaca, Iowa State University


Evaluating the Impact of Autonomous Behavior Using Micro-Simulation
Andalib Shams, Iowa State University
Christopher Michael Day, Iowa State University

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session 5

Session & LocationPresentations

Session 5A

Safety

Room: North Prairie

Wisconsin Safety Certification Mapping
Glenn Vorhes, University of Wisconsin
Brian Porter, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Steven Parker, University of Wisconsin


Evaluation of Stop Sign Beacons at Rural Intersections
Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University
Skylar Knickerbocker, Iowa State University
Raju Thapa, Iowa State University


Implementing Transportation Management Plans - Project Selection
Carolina B. Resende, Iowa State University
Michael J. Volk, Iowa State University
Jennifer S. Shane, Iowa State University

Session 5B

Technology - Pavement

Room: South Prairie

Prevention of Premature Pavement Deterioration at the Longitudinal Joint Using a Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane (VRAM)
Joyce Kamau, Iowa State University
Joseph Podolsky, Iowa State University
Chris Williams, Iowa State University
Kyle Hoegh, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Marvine Exline, Heritage Research Group


In Situ Mechanistic Modulus Verification Testing for Iowa Pavement Foundations
David White, Ingios Geotechnics, Inc.


Investigation of Chloride Penetration in Shrinkage-Compensating Cement Concretes
Weizhuo Shi, Iowa State University
Meysam Najimi, Iowa State University
Behrouz Shafei, Iowa State University

Session 5C

Technology -

EDC 5

Room: Central Prairie

EDC-5:

Advanced Geotechnical Methods in Exploration (A-GaME)
Ben Rivers, FHWA
Silas Nichols, FHWA


EDC-5:

Collaborative Hydraulics: Advancing to the Next Generation of Engineering (CHANGE)
Dave Claman, Iowa Department of Transporation


EDC-5:

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Kat Weisner, FHWA
Tim McClung, FHWA

Session 5D

Innovation

Room: Meadow

Smart Installation and Monitoring System for Large Anchor Rods of Support Structures for Highway Signs, Luminaries, and Traffic Signals
Hamming Zhang, Iowa State University
An Chen, Iowa State University
Daji Qiao, Iowa State University
Long Que, Iowa State University


Innovative Approach to Cost Benefit Analysis of Granular Roads
Sajjad Satvati, Iowa State University
Bora Cetin, Iowa State University
Jeramy Ashlock, Iowa State University


Quantifying Utility Risk in Transportation Project Development
Roy Sturgill, Kentucky Transportation Center
Tim Taylor, University of Kentucky
Gabe Dadi, University of Kentucky

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