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Our researchers generate short summaries designed to offer insight into the research being performed. They offer a variety of topics and give a succinct overview.
Active Research Projects
The following list are funded research projects in progress being conducted by the Mn/DOT Materials and Road Research Group. Active MnROAD projects can be seen here.
|Structural Evaluation of Asphalt Pavements with full-depth Reclaimed Base||Shongtao Dai|
|HMA Surface Characteristics||Maureen Jensen|
|Traffic Sign Life Expectancy||Matt Lebens|
|Optimal Timing of Preventive Maintenance for Addressing Environmental Aging in HMA Pavements||Tom Wood|
|Performance monitoring of Olmsted CR 117||Matt Lebens|
|Use of waste shingles for stabilization or dust control on gravel roads and shoulders||Tom Wood|
|Investigation and Assessment of Colored Concrete Pavements||Ally Akkari|
|Rational Design Method for Unbonded Concrete Overlays||Tom Burnham|
|Research "test section" tracking||Melissa Cole|
|Tack Coat Testing - Measuring Field Bond Strength||Melissa Cole|
|Whitetopping Design||Tom Burnham|
|Cost-Effective Base Type and Thickness for Long Life Concrete Pavements||Erol Tutumluer|
|Quantifying Moisture Effects in DCP and LWD Tests Using Unsaturated Mechanics||Kimberly Hill|
|Implementation of Geosynthetics During Pavement Design & Construction