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NCHRP 20-30 [Active]

NCHRP-IDEA

  Project Data
Funds: See below
Staff Responsibility: Stephan A. Parker
Research Agency: Transportation Research Board, Division B
Principal Investigator: Jon Williams and Inam Jawed
Effective Date: 7/8/1992

$500,000* FY 92
$1,000,000*/year FY 93 to 97 [* NCHRP--25%, FHWA--75%]
$1,125,000**/year FY 98 to 99 [**NCHRP--33%, FHWA--67%]
$1,000,000/year FY 00 to 05
$1,250,000 FY 06
$1,000,000 FY 07
$1,250,000/year FY 08 - FY 17

 

The Ideas Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) program explores the feasibility of unproven technical concepts, novel applications of proven concepts, or advances that have not yet been tried or tested for application in transportation practice. The IDEA program focuses on high-payoff concepts, products, systems, tools, or techniques that accelerate the development and deployment of advanced technologies, methods, or processes for highway and intermodal transportation systems.

 

An IDEA investigation will, in general, have one or more of the following characteristics:

 

·         A credible yet unproven technical concept that may require a high-risk investigation to prove its feasibility but that offers the potential for significant payoff to practice.

 

·         A proven concept or novel application or advance in technologies, methods, or non-transportation

applications such as processes developed for defense or industrial uses that have not yet been tried, tested, or used in highway transportation systems.

 

·         Testing of new, advanced, or emerging products that may significantly improve competitiveness in surface and intermodal freight and passenger transportation.

 

·         Concepts or products that promote international cooperation in advancing highway technologies and systems.

 

 

20-30/IDEA 001 Development of a Full-Scale Prototype for On-Line Real-Time Measurement and Control of Aggregate Gradation in Asphalt Plants

Completed

20-30/IDEA 002 Development of a Method for Measuring Water Stripping Resistance of Asphalt-Siliceous Aggregate Mixtures
Completed

20-30/IDEA 003 Development of Guidelines for Low-Cost Sprayed Zinc Galvanic Anode for Control of Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel in Marine Bridge Substructures
Completed

20-30/IDEA 004 Replacing Latex with Asphalt Emulsion
Completed

20-30/IDEA 005 Investigation of Magnetic Resonance Technology
Completed

20-30/IDEA 006 Composite Pavement Layer
Completed

20-30/IDEA 007 Strategy for Coating Structural Steel without Stringent Blasting Requirements
Completed

20-30/IDEA 008 Conservation Traffic Control Load Switch
Completed

20-30/IDEA 009 Corrosion-Resistant Steel Reinforcing Bars
Completed

20-30/IDEA 010 Low-Cost Corrosion Resistant Coating for Steel Rebars and Components
Completed

20-30/IDEA 011 Rehabilitation of Steel Bridges through the Application of Advanced Composite Materials
Completed

20-30/IDEA 012 Advanced Testing of an Automatic NDE System for Highway Pavement Surface Condition Assessment
Completed

20-30/IDEA 013 New Additives for Improved Durability of Concrete and Prevention of Reinforcing Corrosion
Completed

20-30/IDEA 014 Unreinforced, Centrally Prestressed Concrete Columns and Piles
Completed

20-30/IDEA 015 A Road Crew Portable Laser Warning System Concept Development and Demonstration
Completed

20-30/IDEA 016 Laser Removal of Paint on Pavement
Completed

20-30/IDEA 017 Development of a Self-Contained Portable Device for SHRP Binder Testing: Field QC/QA Testing with the Duomorph
Completed

20-30/IDEA 018 Development of New Principles of Design of Tools for Repair and Removal of Pavements based on the Effect of Lateral Propagation of Cracks under Contact Loading
Completed

20-30/IDEA 019 Aluminum Bronze Alloy for Corrosion Resistant Rebar
Completed

20-30/IDEA 020 Carbon Dioxide Cleaning (Dry Ice)-Removing Highway/Road Markings and Stripes
Completed

20-30/IDEA 021 The Development of Light Emitting Delineation System
Completed

20-30/IDEA 022 Use of Phase Change Materials to Prevent Overnight Freezing of Bridge
Completed

20-30/IDEA 023 Paint Removal from Steel Structures
Completed

20-30/IDEA 024 Development of a Novel Fiber Optic Strain Sensor System for Long-Term Monitoring of Highway Structures
Completed

20-30/IDEA 025 Advanced Concept Concrete Using Basalt Fiber Composite Reinforcement
Completed

20-30/IDEA 026 Conservation Control Load Switch Operational Tests
Completed

20-30/IDEA 027 Automated Bridge Deck Anti- and De-Icing System
Completed

20-30/IDEA 028 New Corrosion-Resistant Low Carbon Dual Phase Steels for Concrete
Completed

20-30/IDEA 029 Superelasticity-Based Rehabilitation and Post-Tensioning of Bridge Structures
Completed

20-30/IDEA 030 Rapid Replacement Composite Bridge No. 1
Completed

20-30/IDEA 031 Cost-Effective Microwave Sensing of Highway Road Conditions
Completed

20-30/IDEA 032 Testing and Deployment of a Cost-Effective and Real-Time Asphalt Pavement Quality Indicator System
Completed

20-30/IDEA 033 Evaluation of New Rehabilitation Technology for Bridge Piers with Composite Materials
Completed

20-30/IDEA 034 The Highway Guardrail Infrastructure: Safer Terminal Design
Completed

20-30/IDEA 037 In-Service Repair of Highway Bridges and Pavements by Internal Time-Release of Repair Chemicals
Completed

20-30/IDEA 038 Paint Removal from Steel Structures
Completed

20-30/IDEA 040 Loading Attributes of Truck in Motion Using Bridge Strain Data
Completed

20-30/IDEA 041 Duomorph Asphalt Rheology Tester
Completed

20-30/IDEA 042 Dual Core Fiber Optics Weigh-in Motion System
Completed

20-30/IDEA 043 Robotic System for Underwater Bridge Inspection and Scour Evaluation
Completed

20-30/IDEA 044 Real Time Microwave Asphalt Pavement Quality Sensor
Completed

20-30/IDEA 045 Performance Evaluation of Basalt Fibers and Composite Rebars as Concrete Reinforcement
Completed

20-30/IDEA 046 Testing and Evaluation of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Honeycomb Composite Panels in Bridge Deck Applications
Completed

20-30/IDEA 047 Pavement Quality Indicator -- Field Operational Testing and Marketing Development
Completed

20-30/IDEA 048 Field Trials of Superelasticity-Based Bridge Rehabilitation System
Completed

20-30/IDEA 049 Operational Testing of Roadwriter System
Completed

20-30/IDEA 050 Adaptation of Intrinsically Damping Fillers for Suppression of Bridge Stay Cable
Completed

20-30/IDEA 051 Application of Advanced Composites to Steel Bridge Retrofitting
Completed

20-30/IDEA 052 Environmentally Friendly Passivating Coatings for Rebar
Completed

20-30/IDEA 054 A Novel Approach for Predicting the Remaining Life of Concrete Bridge Structure
Completed

20-30/IDEA 055 Design, Development, and Verification of an Advanced In-Situ Shear Strength Test Facility for Asphalt Concrete Pavements
Completed

20-30/IDEA 056 Bridge Inspection with Serpentine Robots
Completed

20-30/IDEA 057 Landslide Stabilization Using Wick Drains
Completed

20-30/IDEA 058 Long Gage-Length Interferometric Fiber Optic Sensors for Condition Assessment of Bridge Structures
Completed

20-30/IDEA 059 Control System for Live Load and Live Load Effects on Bridges
Completed

20-30/IDEA 060 Product Application of a Hybrid-Composite Bridge Beam System

Completed

20-30/IDEA 061 Development of an Automated Continuous Pavement Thickness Density Meter
Completed

20-30/IDEA 062 A new Technique for Characterizing Pavement Surface Profiles and Textures
Completed

20-30/IDEA 063 Manufacture and Testing of a Filament Wound Composite Bridge Superstructure
Completed

20-30/IDEA 064 Quantitative Characterization of Asphalt Concrete Using High Resolution X-Ray Computer Tomography
Completed

20-30/IDEA 065 Application of Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Rehabilitation of Bridges
Completed

20-30/IDEA 066 Development of an Innovative Connector System for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Bridge Deck to Steel Stringer
Completed

20-30/IDEA 067 An All Composite Bridge Sidewalk
Completed

20-30/IDEA 068 Geocomposite Capillary Barrier Drain for Limiting Moisture Changes in Pavement Subgrades and Base Courses
Completed

20-30/IDEA 069 Conductivity Spectrum Probe for Predicting Chloride Penetration in Concrete
Completed

20-30/IDEA 070 Flamespray Coating as an Environmentally Acceptable Pavement Marking Technique
Completed

20-30/IDEA 071 Field Implementation of Tuned Dampers for Suppression of Bridge Stay Cable Vibrations
Completed

20-30/IDEA 072 Improved Filtration of Wash Water Generated during Bridge Maintenance Painting
Completed

20-30/IDEA 073 Development of a Screed to Detect and Measure Segregation in HMA Pavements
Completed

20-30/IDEA 074 Adhesion Tool for Overcoating Risk-Reduction Analysis
Completed

20-30/IDEA 075 Automated Mobile Highway Sign Retroreflectivity Measurement
Completed

20-30/IDEA 076 Stabilization of Landslides Using Wick Drains - Field Trials and Implementation
Completed

20-30/IDEA 077 The Development of a Computer-Controlled Image Analysis System for Measuring Aggregate Shape Properties
Completed

20-30/IDEA 078 Aggregate Shape Characterization Using Digital Image Processing
Completed

20-30/IDEA 079 Concrete Recycler Final Machine Development through Prototype Build and Test
Completed

20-30/IDEA 080 Development of a Generic Connector System for Attaching Conventional Bridge Rails to RFP Composite Bridge Decks
Completed

20-30/IDEA 081 Automated Real-Time Pavement Crack Deflection/Classification System

Completed

20-30/IDEA 082 Development and Field Verification of Torsional Cylindrical Impulse Shear Test
Completed

20-30/IDEA 083 Development of a Wide Area Optical Surface Contamination Detection System for Public Transportation Applications
Completed

20-30/IDEA 084 Mechanics-Based Asphalt Binder Test Method for Low Temperature Performance Prediction
Completed

20-30/IDEA 085 Waterproofing Concrete Highways
Completed

20-30/IDEA 086 Basalt Fiber Composite Rebar for Concrete Reinforcement
Completed

20-30/IDEA 087 An In-Situ Shear Strength Test Facility for Asphalt Concrete Pavements
Completed

20-30/IDEA 088 Automated Pavement Distress Survey through Stereovision
Completed

20-30/IDEA 089 US-Specific Self-Compacting Concrete for Bridges
Completed

20-30/IDEA 090 Robotic Safety Markers
Completed

20-30/IDEA 091 Application of Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Rehabilitation of Bridges
Completed

20-30/IDEA 092 Development of an Adaptive Damper for Cable Vibration Control
Completed

20-30/IDEA 093 Advanced Traffic Sensor for Work Zone and Incident Management Systems
Completed

20-30/IDEA 094 Liquefaction Mitigation Using Vertical Composite Drains: Full Scale Testing
Completed

20-30/IDEA 095 Concrete Road Recycler
Completed

20-30/IDEA 096 Algorithm for Using Ultrasound of MHz Frequency for Testing Concrete
Completed

20-30/IDEA 097 Fiber-Reinforced Plastics for Seismic Bridge Restrainers
Completed

20-30/IDEA 098 Void Detection in Post-Tensioning Ducts Using Time-Domain Reflectometry
Completed

20-30/IDEA 099 Development of Asphalt Binder Cracking Device
Completed

20-30/IDEA 100 Evaluation of Al-Zn-In Alloy for Galvanic Cathodic Protection of Bridge Decks
Completed

20-30/IDEA 101 Active Heating Infrared Thermography for Detection of Subsurface Bridge Deck Deterioration
Completed

20-30/IDEA 102 Nondestructive Evaluation Method for Determination of Internal Grout Conditions inside Bridge Post-Tensioning Ducts using Rolling Stress Waves

Completed

20-30/IDEA 103 Liquefaction Mitigation Using Vertical Composite Drains: Full-Scale Testing for Pile Applications
Completed

20-30/IDEA 104 Development of a Fracture Mechanics-Based Asphalt Binder Test Method for Low Temperature Performance Prediction
Completed

20-30/IDEA 105 Evaluation of New Methods to Measure Water-To-Cement Ratio of Fresh Concrete
Completed

20-30/IDEA 106 Pavement Performance Evaluation and Prediction using Automated Real-Time Crack Detection Classification System
Completed

20-30/IDEA 107 Mobile Geophysical Technology: A Subsurface Scoping Tool for Reducing Unforeseen Roadblocks in Project Delivery

Completed

20-30/IDEA 108 3D-Centric Model for Integrated Design and Construction of Highway Bridges
Completed

20-30/IDEA 109 Smart Antenna Array for NDE of FRP-Wrapped Concrete Bridge Members
Completed

20-30/IDEA 110 A 3-D Specimen and Multiple Functional Digital Tester for Performance Evaluation of Asphalt Mixes
Completed

20-30/IDEA 111 Automated Pavement Distress Survey through Stereovision Field Evaluation and Implementation
Completed

20-30/IDEA 112 Cone Penetrometer Equipped with Piezoelectric Sensors for Measurement of Soil Properties in Highway Pavement
Completed

20-30/IDEA 113 Geocomposite Capillary Barrier Drain for Limiting Moisture Changes in Pavements: Product Application

Completed

20-30/IDEA 114 A Methodology for Predicting Pavement Microtexture using Image Analysis of Aggregate Shape
Completed

20-30/IDEA 115 Development of a Second Generation Detection Control System for Safer Operation of High-Speed Signalized Intersections
Completed

20-30/IDEA 116 Seismic Response of Bridge Columns with Engineered Cementitious Composites and Shape Memory Alloys in Plastic Hinge Zone
Completed

20-30/IDEA 117 Self-Powered Sensors and Actuators for Bridges
Completed

20-30/IDEA 118 The BCD: A New Instrument for Compaction Control

Completed

20-30/IDEA 119 Three-Dimensional Digital Imaging for the Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Unstable Highway Slopes

Completed

20-30/IDEA 120 Active Sensing for Online Highway Bridge Monitoring
Completed

20-30/IDEA 121 Use of Image Pattern Recognition Algorithms for Processing Video Log to Enhance Roadway Infrastructure Data Collection
Completed

20-30/IDEA 122 A 3-D Specimen and Multiple Functional Digital Tester for Performance Evaluation of Asphalt Mixes

Completed

20-30/IDEA 123 Long-Term Remote Sensing System for Bridge Piers

Complete

20-30/IDEA 124 Novel Fiber Optic Sensors for Monitoring Bridge Structural Integrity
Completed 

20-30/IDEA 125 An Autonomous and Self-Sustained Sensing System to Monitor Water Quality Near Highways

Completed

20-30/IDEA 126 Developing Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) Instrument for Fresh Concrete and Early Stage Concrete
Completed 

20-30/IDEA 127 Instrumentation to Aid in Steel Bridge Fabrication
Completed

20-30/IDEA 128 Underwater Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Repair of Corroding Piles Incorporating Cathodic Protection

Complete

20-30/IDEA 129 Developing Embedded Wireless Strain/Stress/Temperature Sensors Platform for Highway Applications

Completed

20-30/IDEA 130 Rapid, Self-Contained in Situ Permeameter for Field QC/QA of Pavement Base/Subbase Materials

Completed

20-30/IDEA 131 Smart Sensor for Autonomous Noise Monitoring

Completed

20-30/IDEA 132 Vehicle-Mounted Bridge Deck Scanner

Completed

20-30/IDEA 133 Development of a Simple Test to Determine the Low Temperature Creep Compliance of Asphalt Mixtures
Completed

20-30/IDEA 134 Investigation of a Full-Lane Acoustic Scanning Method for Bridge Deck NDE

Complete

20-30/IDEA 135 Active Confinement of Bridge Piers Using Shape Memory Alloys

Complete

20-30/IDEA 136 Development of a Second Generation Neutron-Based Detector for Chloride in Concrete
Completed

20-30/IDEA 137 Real-Time Remote Evaluation of Post-Event Residual Capacity of Highway Bridges

Complete

20-30/IDEA 138 Scanning Capacitive Arrays for Real-Time, In-Situ Imaging of Density and Thickness in HMA Roadways

Complete

20-30/IDEA 139 Development of Sensing Methodology for Intelligent and Reliable Work Zone Hazard Awareness

Completed

20-30/IDEA 140 Computer Vision Traffic Sensor for Fixed and Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras

Completed

20-30/IDEA 141 Reducing Fatigue in Wind-Excited Traffic Signal Support Structures using Smart Damping Techniques

Completed

20-30/IDEA 142 A Shape Memory Polymer Based Self-Healing Sealant for Expansion Joint

Completed

20-30/IDEA 143 The Guayule Plant: A Renewable Domestic Source of Binder Materials for Flexible Pavement Mixtures

Completed

20-30/IDEA 144 An Acoustic Emission-Based Test to Determine Asphalt Binder and Mixture Embrittlement Temperature

Completed

20-30/IDEA 145 Extraction of Layer Properties from Intelligent Compaction Data

Completed

20-30/IDEA 146 Advanced Methods for Mobile Retroreflectivity Measurement on Pavement Marking

Completed

20-30/IDEA 147 Shape Memory Alloy Enhanced SMART Bridge Expansion Joints

Completed

20-30/IDEA 148 Cleaning Mechanism to Remove Debris and Chemicals for Crack/Joint Sealing
Completed

20-30/IDEA 149 Use of Energy Absorbing Breakaway Posts for W-Beam Guardrail in Frozen Soil Conditions

Completed

20-30/IDEA 150 Automated Laser Spectrographic Pattern Matching for Aggregate Identification

Completed

20-30/IDEA 151 Development of a Simple Test to Determine the Low Temperature Strength of Asphalt Mixtures

Completed

20-30/IDEA 152 Bridge Cable Inspection with Long-Range Ultrasound

Completed

20-30/IDEA 153 Laser Measurement Accelerated Retrofit System

Completed

20-30/IDEA 154 A Hybrid Sensor for Rapid Assessment of Sulfate-Induced Heaving in Stabilized Soils

Completed

20-30/IDEA 155 Corrosion-Resistant, Structurally Reinforced Thermal Spray Coatings for In-Situ Repair of Load Bearing Structures

Completed

20-30/IDEA 156 Novel Coating Technology for Improving the Corrosion Resistance and Mechanical Properties of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete
Completed

20-30/IDEA 157 Development of an Intrinsically Conductive Polymer-Based Low-Cost, Heavy-Duty, and Environmentally-Friendly
Completed

20-30/IDEA 158 The Identification of Stress State of Critical Bridge Components Using Nonlinear Acoustics
Completed.

20-30/IDEA 159 Advanced Cleaning Device to Remove Debris and Chemicals for Crack/Joint Sealing

Completed

20-30/IDEA 160 Super-Weathering Steel for Infrastructure Applications

Completed

20-30/IDEA 161 Tools for Determining Yield Stress of In-Service Gusset Plates

Completed

20-30/IDEA 162 Full-Scale Prototype Testing and Manufacturing and Installation Plans for New Scour-Vortex-Prevention scAUR and VorGAUR Products for a Representative Scour-Critical Bridge

Completed

20-30/IDEA 163 Development of an Asphalt Pavement Raveling Detection Algorithm using Emerging 3-D Laser Technology and Macrotexture Analysis

Completed

20-30/IDEA 164 Laser Spectroscopy for Rapid Profiling of Steel Bridge Coatings, Corrosion, and Heavy Metals
Completed

20-30/IDEA 165 Battery-Less Wireless Weigh-in-Motion Sensor

Completed

20-30/IDEA 166 Guidelines for the Waste Concrete Fines

Completed

20-30/IDEA 167 Exploratory Analysis of Augmented Reality Visualization of Right-of-Way Excavation Safety
Completed

20-30/IDEA 168 Prototype Development: Automated and Continuous Aggregate Sampling and Laser Targeting System
Completed

20-30/IDEA 169 An Inexpensive Vision-Based Approach for the Autonomous Detection, Localization, and Quantification of Pavement Defects
Completed

20-30/IDEA 170 Development and Implementation of the Asphalt Embrittlement Analyzer
Completed

20-30/IDEA 171 Producing a Sustainable and Bio-Based Alternative for Petroleum-Based Asphalt

Completed

20-30/IDEA 172 Bidiretional-Ductile End Diaphragms for Seismic Performance and Substructure Protection
Completed

20-30/IDEA 173 Graphene Nano-Platelet (GNP) Reinforced Asphalt Mixtures: A Novel Multifunctional Pavement Material

Completed

20-30/IDEA 174 Enhanced Performance Zinc Coating for Steel in Concrete
Completed

20-30/IDEA 175 Rapid Detection of Fatigue Cracking in Steel Anchor Rods using the Impulse Response Method
Completed

20-30/IDEA 176 Contactless Electrode for Fast Survey of Concrete Reinforcement Corrosion
Completed

20-30/IDEA 177 Automated Turning Movement Counts for Shared Lanes
Completed

20-30/IDEA 178 Development of Renewable Polymers for Use in Asphalt Pavements
Active

20-30/IDEA 179 Development of a Portable Total-Stress Measurement Instrument
Active

20-30/IDEA 180 Drained Timber Pile Ground Improvement for Liquefaction Mitigation
Completed.

20-30/IDEA 181 Development of a Small Specimen Geometry for Asphalt Mixture Performance Testing
Active

20-30/IDEA 182 Reducing Stormwater Runoff and Pollutant Loading with Biochar Addition to Highway Greenways
Complete

20-30/IDEA 183 A Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Detection System for Assessing Scour Countermeasures and the Stability of Hydraulic Structures
Active

20-30/IDEA 184 Synthetic Household Travel Data Using Consumer and Mobile Phone Data
Completed

20-30/IDEA 185 CurvePortal for Automated Identification and Extraction of Horizontal Curve Information
Active

20-30/IDEA 186 Development of an Electrical Probe for Rapid Assessment of Ground Improvement
Active

20-30/IDEA 187 A Low-Cost Mobile Proximity Warning System in Highway Work Zone Safety
Active

20-30/IDEA 188 A Class of V-Connectors for Bridge Deck-Pier and Pier-Footing Joints with Combined Advantage of Integrated Design and Seismic Isolation while Enabling ABC
Active

20-30/IDEA 189 A Novel Vision Sensor for Remote Measurement of Bridge Displacement
Active

20-30/IDEA 190 Self-Deicing LED Signal for Railroad and Highway Intersections
Active

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