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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-03-049
Date: November 2005

Improving Pavements With Long-Term Pavement Performance: Products for Today and Tomorrow



In 1998, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Long–Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Program, and the Highway Division Pavements Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) initiated a program to organize an international contest on the use of LTPP data. The competition was designed to promote the use of LTPP data and involve the future pavement engineers in university in the analysis of data from the LTPP database. The program has been in operation for 4 years with three contests. The papers contained in this document are the results of the 2001–2002 contest.


The contest has been expanded to cover four categories:

  • Category 1, Undergraduate Students (individual or team entry).
  • Category 2, Graduate Students (individual or team entry).
  • Category 3, Partnership.
  • Category 4, Curriculum.

The contest now expands to other key experts, including State departments of transportation, consultants, and industry as well as the universities. The Transportation and Development Institute continues to provide oversight of the contest with strong support from FHWA.

For the 2001–2002 contest, a total of 11 papers were submitted, and experts from academia, industry, and highway agencies reviewed these papers. Awards were given for the best paper from each of the four categories. The winners for 2001–2002 are listed in table 1.

Table 1. Data Analysis Contest winners for 2001–2002


Prize Name Faculty Advisor
Category 1—Undergraduate Students: No entries
Category 2—Graduate Students
1st Place Hassan M. Aly Salem Fouad M. Bayomy, P.E. Professor of Civil Engineering University of Idaho
1st Place Yuhong Wang Donn E. Hancher Department of Civil Engineering University of Kentucky
2nd Place Shameem Dewan Roger E. Smith, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor CE/TTI, 503G Texas A&M University
2nd Place Mohammed Zulyaminayn Roger E. Smith, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University
3rd Place Christopher Raymond Ralph Haas, Ph.D., Susan L. Tighe, Ph.D., and Leo Rothenburg, Ph.D. Department of Civil Engineering University of Waterloo
Category 3—Partnership: No entries
Category 4—Curriculum
1st Place Neeraj Buch and Karim Chatti  


For more information on the contest, please visit the LTPP Data Analysis contest Website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/ltpp/contest2002.cfm.

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