|Project Name:||Flooded Pavement Assessment Methods|
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development |
|Team:||Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team|
Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap|
|Project Description:||This project will determine the optimum time to reopen pavements to traffic after floods, when emergency and repair vehicles can be allowed back on pavements, and the long-term effects of these vehicles on long-term pavement performance.|
|Start Date:||October 1, 2013|
|End Date:||February 1, 2017|
The objectives of this project are to determine the best time to open pavements after floods and to develop models for long-term effects of floods on pavement performance and life.
|Test Methodology:||Perform literature review; develop work plan; experimental design; collect data (saturation times/drying times/materials tests); selection of models for moisture and strength; pavement performance evaluations for short- and long-term distress; validation of evaluations with data from previous floods; small-scale laboratory tests; nondestructive field tests; develop decision trees in spreadsheets; pilot tests of decision trees with local agencies; prepare final guidelines and report.|
|Expected Benefits:||Longer life of pavements.|
|Deliverables:||Name: Flooded pavement assessment.|
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief, Software, Draft standard, specifications, or guidelines
Description: Decision tree in spreadsheet format.Guidelines for short and long term assessment of flooded pavements.Final Report.