The Next Generation of Engineering Strengthens GAP 2019 Conference Content!

Ongoing transportation engineering research and the education of the next generation of practitioners make colleges an essential partner to GAP 2019

When the organizers of GAP 2019 were polled about technical program contributors to seek for this inaugural event, many of the figures they immediately cited were affiliated with engineering schools. The professors and graduate students who were mentioned were often connected to federal agencies by research contracts or involvement with important committees, such as at TRB.

GAP 2019 is proud to have so many excellent participants from schools such as the United States Air Force Academy, Boise State University, the University of Texas – El Paso, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, Oklahoma State, and the University of Arkansas.

(Engineering programs should watch their emails for a special student offer at GAP!)

Select Speakers and Topics from Engineering Schools

Airfield Maintenance Applications for Remote Sensing of Pavement Condition
Melissa Beauregard (United States Air Force Academy), Nathan Mayercsik (Exponent)

Using the Differential Shear Strain Measurement Approach to Quantify Support Conditions underneath Railroad Ties
Md. Fazle Robbi (Boise State), D. Kody Johnson (Boise State), Hugh Thompson (Federal Railroad Administration), Radim Bruzek (ENSCO), Debakanta Mishra (Oklahoma State)

Development of a Mechanistic Approach to Quantify Pavement Damage Using Axle Load Spectra from South Texas Overload Corridors
Ali Morovatdar (UTEP), Reza S. Ashtiani, Carlos Licon

Unsaturated Analysis of Water Flow in Granular Layers of Inundated Pavements
Mojtaba Asadi (UTEP), Soheil Nazarian (UTEP), Rajib Mallick (WPI)

Effectiveness of Geosynthetic Reinforcement of Unbound Aggregate Base Courses for Improving Structural Performance of Flexible Airfield Pavements
Cesar Tirado (UTEP)

Laboratory Investigation of the Cyclic Behavior of Cementitiously Stabilized Granular Materials Using Dissipated Strain Energy Method
Mohammed Rashidi (UTEP), Reza S.

Soil-Water Characteristic Curves of Fouled Ballast
Stacey Kulesza (Kansas State), Robert Sherwood, Michelle Barry (University of Arkansas)

Long-Term Monitoring of Fouled Ballast Sites
Tim Stark (UIUC), Hugh Thompson (Federal Railroad Administration), Ted Sussman (Federal Railroad Administration), Robert Bannister (BNSF), Billy Hernawan (UIUC), and Radim Bruzek (ENSCO)

Determination of Resilient Modulus for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design
Elie Hajj (University of Nevada – Reno)

Reduction and Analysis of Pavement Profiler Data to Quantify the Bump at the End of the Bridge
Jenn McAtee (Boise State), Md. Shahjalal Chowdhury, Jennifer Nicks (FHWA), Mike Adams (FHWA), Bhaskar Chittoori (Boise State), Erol Tutumluer (UIUC), Debakanta Mishra (Oklahoma State University))