ISU Research Projects

On-Going Projects

1st-Cycle Projects (2016-grant)

3rd-Cycle Projects (2013-grant)

  • Inspection and QA/QC for ABC Projects:  The objective of this research is to explore available nondestructive testing technology to determine applicability for the inspection and quality control of accelerated bridge construction components.

2nd-Cycle Projects (2013-grant)

Completed Projects

3rd-Cycle Projects (2013-grant)

  • Development of Guidelines to Establish Effective and Efficient Timelines and Incentives for ABC:  The main objective of the proposed project is two folds: 1) Provide guidelines to evaluate the direct and indirect costs (traffic delays and opportunity losses) under following conditions: conventional construction, only ABC techniques, only incentivizing strategies, and combination of ABC and incentivizing strategies; and 2) Develop a decision-making framework to compare the total costs and durations of each of the candidate techniques to optimize for the lowest cost and construction duration techniques accordingly.
  • Integral Abutment Details for ABC Projects, Phase II:  The proposed research aims to develop ABC compatible integral abutment connections to marry the two technologies together and continue to advance the quality, performance, economics and constructability of bridges to meet the demands of today’s growing infrastructure.

2nd-Cycle Projects (2013-grant)

1st-Cycle Projects (2013-grant)