Kimberly Vachal Understanding factors associated with increased likelihood for severe injury by driver group can encourage targeted interventions and countermeasures, which will then improve safety by reducing incidence of severe injury crashes involving trucks. Insight into truck crashes may allow drivers and businesses to identify areas for safety performance improvement.
Richard J. Schmidt The long-term objectives of this project were to develop and validate an instrumentation package for structural health monitoring of bridges subjected to overweight trucks and to develop plans for field deployment of the instrumentation on a pilot scale.
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Raj Bridgelall, Ying Huang, Zhiming Zhang, and Denver D. Tolliver This research developed a sensing approach that extends the capability of in-pavement sensors beyond their ability to measure just loading and condition parameters. Specifically, the approach links the output of durable in-pavement strain sensors to common roughness indices.
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information on graduate school news and recent/upcoming happenings in the transportation
field. This issue also includes a variety of upcoming transportation conferences, workshops, and
webinars you may be interested in.
Ann Heaslip and James Dorward This report outlines the scope of the current Utah LTAP evaluation process and provides recommendations on strengthening course evaluation tools and processes to better facilitate effective instruction to meet course objectives for participants.