NJIT Presentation

Report
NJIT RESEARCH PROFILE
Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Presented at
NJDOT Research Showcase 1999
November 5, 1999
Presented by
Dr. John R. Schuring
NJDOT Research Showcase
 Overview of CEE Department
 State-of-the-Art Testing Facilities
 Recent and Ongoing Research
 Showcase 1999 Displays
Research Showcase 1999
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
CEE Department Organization
Dean
Newark College of Engineering
Dr. Mau
Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Schuring (Acting)
Administrative
Support
Hartlaub
Link
Balavender
Lab Support
Luke
Patel
Johansson
Morris
Associate Chair
Graduate Studies
Hsieh
Associate Chair
Undergraduates
Dauenheimer
Tas/GAs
TECHNICAL GROUPS
Design/
Construction
*Konon
Dauenheimer
Schuring
Survey/GIS/RS
*Greenfeld
Bagheri
Structures/
Mechanics
*Hsu
Spillers
Wecharatana
Saadeghvaziri
Milano
Geotechnical/
Geoenvironmental
Geoscience Engineering
*Khera
Raghu
Meegoda
Environmental Engineering
*Dresnack
Chan
Golub
Olenik
Axe
Ding
Marhaba
Transportation/
Planning
*Deutschman
Chien
Mouskos
Daniel
Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering is threefold:.
 To educate a diverse student body for employment
in the engineering profession
 to encourage research and scholarship among our
faculty and students
 to promote service to the engineering profession
and society
Research Showcase 1999
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Programs of Study
Undergraduate Level:
 B.S. in Civil Engineering
 B.S. Geoscience Engineering (with Rutgers)
 B.S. in Environmental Engineering (pending)
Graduate Level:
 Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
 Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering
 M.S. in Environmental Engineering
 Ph.D. in Transportation
 M.S. in Transportation
Research Showcase 1999
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
State-of-the-Art Testing Facilities in CEE
 MTS Testing Machines
 High Performance Concrete Laboratory
 Materials/Structure Testing Laboratories
 Field Load Testing and Monitoring
 Geoenvironmental Laboratory
 Remote Sensing/GIS Laboratory
 Full Machine Shop
Research Showcase 1999
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
NJIT
Civil and Environmental Engineering
MTS Testing Machines
and
Concrete and Materials Testing Facilities
Laboratory Testing Facilities
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Advantages of MTS Testing
 Highly Repeatable
 Delicate Control
 Servo-Hydraulic
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Precise and Rapid Piston Control
 Closed Loop
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Selectable Feedback Control
Laboratory Testing Facilities
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
1000 kip Very Stiff Frame
 Digital Controller
Computer Programmed Tests
High Speed Data Acquisition
 Triaxial Chamber
12 ksi Confining Pressure
 Temperature Chamber
-200 C to 400 C
 Load Cells
1000 kip
600 kip
200 kip
55 kip
 Extensometers
Circumferential
Axial
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Laboratory Testing Facilities
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Structural Actuator in Combined Strong Wall/Floor
 100 kip
 Up to 6 in. Stroke
 Analog or Digital Controllers
 40 gpm pump allows 8 hz. @
0.25 in.
 Very Stiff, Heavily Reinforced
Test of Proposed Glarescreen for NJDOT
Concrete
 Flexible Configurations
Laboratory Testing Facilities
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
NJDOT Projects Using MTS
 Fast-Track Concrete
 Maturity Method Applied to Highway Structures
 Recycled Plastic Noise Wall
 Recycled Plastic Highway Glarescreen
 Recycled Aggregates in Concrete
Laboratory Testing Facilities
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
NJIT
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Concrete and Materials Testing Facilities
Laboratory Testing Facilities
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
High Performance Concrete Laboratory
 Aggregate Testing
 Mixing (1/4 gal. To 1/4 cyd.)
 Curing Rooms - Full
Temperature/humidity Control
Cold Steam
Hot Water
 Main Testing Area
1200 kip MTS
100 kip MTS
Strong Floor
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Laboratory Testing Facilities
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Materials/Structure Testing Laboratories
 20 ft. Ceiling Height
 Strong Wall/Floor Combination
 200 kip MTS Actuator in Custom Frame
 55 kip MTS in Adjustable Frame
 Structural Fabric Testing
Laboratory Testing Facilities
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Noise Wall Project
Principal Investigators:
Edward Dauenheimer
Eugene Golub
Walter Konon
Sponsors and Participants: NJDOT
NCTIP
Concrete Safety Systems, Bethel, PA
Noise Wall Project
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Objectives
 Improve noise wall aesthetics
 Overcome field tolerance problems to
improve constructability
 Reduce construction costs
 Utilize recycled materials
Noise Wall Project
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Approach
CONCEPT
Architectural Concept
by Bhavnani and King
MODEL
PROTOTYPE
Design and Test
1/3 Scale Wood/Plastic
Model at NJIT
Construct
Full-size 19 ft. high
Prototype Noise Wall
Noise Wall Project
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Results 1
Fins and Shadowplay
Noise Wall Project
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Results 2
Improved Constructability and Field Tolerance
Noise Wall Project
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Field Load Testing and Monitoring
Principal Investigators:
Edward Dauenheimer
Alvin Luke
Tom Boland
John Schuring
Field Load Testing
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Partial List of Projects
Calhoun Street Bridge
Trenton, NJ
Damaged Thru Truss
Northampton Street Bridge
Easton, PA
Cantilevered Truss
Queensboro Parking Deck
Queens, NY
Deteriorated Slab
Wurtz Street Bridge
Kingston, NY
Suspension with Continuous Stiffening Truss
Mead Avenue Bridge
Crawford County, PA
Truss within a truss
I-84 over Route 208
Montgomery, NY
Overload Test
County Bridge 42
Warren County, NJ
Static Test
New Hope-Lambertville Bridge
Lambertville, NJ
Thru Truss Post Tensioned
NJT Boonton Line over Broadway
Newark, NJ
Static and Dynamic Tests
Field Load Testing and Monitoring
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Static Test Results
Bridge over Broadway Avenue
Static Load Test, Westbound Track
Field Load Testing and Monitoring
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Dynamic Test Results
Bridge over Broadway Avenue
20 mph, Westbound Track, Traveling West
Field Load Testing and Monitoring
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Uses of Diagnostic Field Load Tests
1. Evaluate load distribution
2. Verify impact factors
3. Validate structural models
4. Assess deterioration and damage
5. Investigate unintended
composite action
6. Determine performance of retrofits/
repairs
7. Provide fatigue stress ranges
8. Calibrate load and resistance factors
Field Load Testing and Monitoring
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Remote Long-term Bridge Monitoring
An Innovative New System
Field Load Testing and Monitoring
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Applications of Recycled Plastics for
Highway Appurtenances
Principal Investigator: M. Ala Saadeghvaziri
K. MacBain
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Applications of Recycled Plastics
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Objectives
 Determine properties of recycled plastics
 Develop highway applications for recycled plastics
 Build prototypes of proposed devices
 Assess performance of proposed designs
Applications of Recycled Plastics
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Prototype of Proposed Design
 Three noise wall panels
constructed from sheets of
recycled plastic
Applications of Recycled Plastics
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Glare Screen Prototypes (top mount)
Applications of Recycled Plastics
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Conclusions
 Recycled plastic is a viable material for a variety of
highway appurtenances
 Plastic appurtenances have structural and other
performance characteristics that are comparable to
traditional designs.
 This study created a knowledge base about the
material and its performance. Results are being used
for other applications.
Applications of Recycled Plastics
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University
Other CEE Projects at Showcase 1999
Lane Occupancy Changes
PI: Steven I. Chien
Integrated Signals: A Cost Benefits Analysis for NJDOT
PI: Kyriacos C. Mouskos
Water Level Prediction for Transportation Projects
PI: Joshua Greenfeld
AVL and Digital Mapping Accuracy
PI: Joshua Greenfeld
Seismic Retrofitting and Design of Highway Bridges
PI: M. Ala Saadeghvaziri
Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures Using Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Plastics
PI: C.T. Thomas Hsu
Noise Assessment of Airport Routing Plans
PI: Robert Dresnack
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A Public Research University

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