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Bulletin de recherche de l'ATC

Le Bulletin de recherche de l'ATC présente de brefs aperçus de récentes publications et d'articles scientifiques de source internationale jugés d'intérêt particulier pour le transport routier au Canada. Le bulletin contient des liens vers les versions intégrales des documents en question qui sont publiés dans la langue soumise.

E.g., 04/26/2019
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Mercredi, 3 Avril, 2019 - 17:45
Advancements in the science of concrete materials have led to the development of a new class of cementitious composites called ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC). UHPC exhibits mechanical and durability properties that make it ideal for use in new solutions to pressing concerns about highway-infrastructure deterioration, repair, and replacement. The use of...
Mercredi, 3 Avril, 2019 - 17:30
Based on bridge failure data compiled by the New York State Department of Transportation, collision, both caused by vessels and vehicles, is the second leading cause of bridge failures after hydraulic. The current AASHTO-LRFD (2012) specification recommends designing a bridge pier vulnerable to vehicular impacts for an equivalent static force of 600 kips (2,670...
Mercredi, 3 Avril, 2019 - 17:30
A rapid and reliable method to detect the activation of contraction joint cracks is needed in order to assess the effectiveness of sawcut depth and timing on new concrete pavements and for forensic investigation when premature slab cracking occurs. A one-sided non-destructive ultrasonic measurement technique is presented that detects the existence of a...
Mercredi, 3 Avril, 2019 - 17:30
Research was undertaken at WSP Opus Research in 2018 to investigate evidence from field studies supporting the performance benefits of polymer modified binders (PMBs) in thin asphalt and chipseal road surfacings. Improved performance benefits claimed for the use of PMB modified thin surfacings include reduced rutting and fatigue cracking in dense asphalt,...
Mercredi, 3 Avril, 2019 - 17:30
Current bridge management systems predict the condition state of bridge elements primarily based on the extent of continuous structural deterioration. While the existing systems deliver a range of capabilities for the management of bridges under normal operational conditions, they lack the capability to take into account the consequences of sudden extreme...
Mercredi, 3 Avril, 2019 - 17:30
This guide, intended for planners interested in improving transit service where traffic congestion constrains its quality, introduces a category of project called the “Tactical Transit Lane” (TTL). These are bus-only lanes installed in congested, dense areas along specific segments where operational data indicate transit vehicle delays and schedule...
Mardi, 5 Février, 2019 - 15:45
Smart, connected communities enable those living, working, or traveling in these areas to realize improved quality of life by taking advantage of innovative technologies and collaborative institutional arrangements that facilitate extensive real-time data sharing, effective communications, and evidence-based decision making. These communities are "...
Mardi, 5 Février, 2019 - 15:45
Foundations of existing highways and over-river bridges may have significant functional value. Hence, reuse of foundations of existing bridges during reconstruction or major rehabilitation can result in significant savings in costs and time. This report on bridge foundation reuse addresses critical issues encountered during decision-making on foundation reuse,...
Mardi, 5 Février, 2019 - 15:45
In this study, the viability of using three test methods for asphalt mixtures and one test method for asphalt binders are investigated. These test methods are: Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR) for creep and strength of asphalt mixtures; low temperature Semi Circular Bend (SCB) test for fracture energy of asphalt mixtures; Dynamic Modulus (E*) test of asphalt...
Mardi, 5 Février, 2019 - 15:45
Effective signage that is easily understood facilitates safe driving through a work zone. While the guidance for work zone signage in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is suitable for many conditions, there may be instances where alternative signage may be more effective at enhancing safety. This project evaluated the use of alternative...
Mardi, 22 Janvier, 2019 - 19:15
This report examines the impacts of passing lanes on safety, journey time and user experience and provides guidance to assist in the development of passing lane installation projects. The research found that passing lanes result in safety benefits, including perceived safety by motorists, safer operational conditions, and historical crash reductions. Passing...
Mardi, 22 Janvier, 2019 - 19:15
Work to evaluate the effectiveness of innovative geotechnical repair techniques for slopes has been commissioned by Highways England. The techniques evaluated are the planting of live willow poles, Fibre Reinforced soil (FRS) and Electrokinetic Geosynthetics (EKG). These techniques were used in place of conventional slope stabilisation approaches in order to...

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