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Recent Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition) Articles

Recently published articles from Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition).

Review of sustainability, pretreatment, and engineering considerations of asphalt modifiers from the industrial solid wastes

June 2019
Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan | J-Wei Chew | Ali Jamshidi | Xu Yang | Meor Othman Hamzah

The escalating mass of solid waste at an overwhelming sum requires a global attention to strive for efficient waste management and to outsource the ecological treatments. The asphalt pavement industry...

Evaluating the role of risk assessment for road tunnel fire safety: A comparative review within the EU

June 2019
Panagiotis Ntzeremes | Konstantinos Kirytopoulos

Fire is the foremost critical event for road tunnels' safety. Therefore, the European Commission introduced the Directive 2004/54/EC for enhancing tunnels' safety since they constitute a key element...

Guidelines for the use of accelerated pavement testing data in autonomous vehicle infrastructure research

June 2019
Wynand J. vdM. Steyn | James W. Maina

There is much research conducted on the vehicle technologies required for operation of autonomous vehicles (AV) on public roads, as well as analysis of the interaction between AV and the road environment....

A review on the best practices in concrete pavement design and materials in wet-freeze climates similar to Michigan

June 2019
Naser P. Sharifi | Siyu Chen | Zhanping You | Thomas Van Dam | Christopher Gilbertson

The research presented in this paper aims to identify best practices of design and materials for concrete pavements in wet-freeze climates similar to the Michigan State. For the purposes of this paper,...

Research status and progress of tunnel frost damage

June 2019
Yanbin Luo | Jianxun Chen

The problems of frost damage in cold region tunnels have been systematically analyzed and studied by local and foreign scholars. A series of important achievements has been proposed. In this paper,...

Evaluation methods and indexes of morphological characteristics of coarse aggregates for road materials: A comprehensive review

June 2019
Saisai Zhang | Rui Li | Jianzhong Pei

The morphological characteristics of coarse aggregates, namely shape profile, angularity and surface texture, have a significant effect on the mechanical properties of asphalt mixtures. The identification...

Effect of the injection pressure and orifice diameter on the spray characteristics of biodiesel

Available online 11 June 2019
Limin Geng | Yanjuan Wang | Yueying Wang | Huimei Li

The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of the injection pressure and orifice diameter on the spray characteristics of soybean biodiesel. The macroscopic spray characteristics of the...

Construction quality acceptance performance-related specifications for chip seals

Available online 1 June 2019
Javon Adams | Cassie Castorena | Y. Richard Kim

The research described herein details the establishment of a framework for construction quality acceptance performance-related specifications (PRS) for chip seal surface treatments. This paper establishes...

Emulsion cold mix asphalt in the UK: A decade of site and laboratory experience

Available online 1 June 2019
Dennis Day | Ian Michael Lancaster | Dougie McKay

Cold mix asphalt manufactured using bitumen emulsion, by its very nature, has struggled to gain market penetration in the UK due to lack of design guidance and specifications and the need to comply...

Investigating short-term and long-term binder performance of high-RAP mixtures containing waste cooking oil

Available online 1 June 2019
Hamed Majidifard | Nader Tabatabaee | William Buttlar

The environmental and economic benefits of recycling asphalt pavements have received much attention in recent years. Because of the increase in the cost of raw materials and energy carriers, the reuse...

Investigation of accuracy of pavement mechanistic empirical prediction performance by incorporating Level 1 inputs

Available online 18 May 2019
Md Mehedi Hasan | A.S.M. Asifur Rahman | Rafiqul A. Tarefder

The recently developed AASHTOWare pavement mechanistic empirical (M-E) design requires advanced characterization of pavement materials. In particular, M-E Level 1 analysis requires materials input parameters...

Determining asphalt surface temperature using weather parameters

Available online 16 May 2019
Zafrul H. Khan | Md Rashadul Islam | Rafiqul A. Tarefder

Temperature affects the structural response of asphalt concrete (AC) pavement. To evaluate the performance, it is important to accurately predict the pavement surface temperature. This study develops...

Review and evaluation of cold recycling with bitumen emulsion and cement for rehabilitation of old pavements

Available online 7 May 2019
Bohdan Dołżycki | Piotr Jaskuła

The article presents Polish experience with cold recycling of asphalt pavements with the usage of bituminous emulsion and cement. In the 1990s numerous roads in Poland required immediate reinforcement...

Quantification of skid resistance seasonal variation in asphalt pavements

Available online 6 May 2019
Christina Plati | Maria Pomoni | Konstantina Georgouli

The present study deals with the quantification of skid resistance seasonal variation in asphalt pavements. Consequently, skid resistance data were collected twice per year (after “wet” and “dry” seasons)...

Effect of production process on performance properties of warm rubberized binders

Available online 4 May 2019
Hyun Hwan Kim | Mithil Mazumder | Soon-Jae Lee | Moon-Sup Lee

The study presents an experimental evaluation of performance properties of two different production processes of warm rubberized binder. Two types of rubberized binder were produced through dry process...

Development of countermeasures to effectively improve pedestrian safety in low-income areas

April 2019
Pei-Sung Lin | Rui Guo | Elzbieta Bialkowska-Jelinska | Achilleas Kourtellis | Yu Zhang

In recent years, many departments of transportation in the US have invested more resources to enhance pedestrian safety. However, there is still a need to effectively and systematically address pedestrian...

Effects of winter weather on traffic operations and optimization of signalized intersections

April 2019
Zhengyang Lu | Tae J. Kwon | Liping Fu

Adverse winter weather has always been a cause of traffic congestion and road collisions. To mitigate the negative impacts of winter weather, transportation agencies are under increasing pressure to...

Recent advances in connected and automated vehicles

April 2019
David Elliott | Walter Keen | Lei Miao

Connected and automated vehicle (CAV) is a transformative technology that has great potential to change our daily life. Therefore, CAV related research has been advanced significantly in recent years....

An automated geo-spatial correction framework for transportation

April 2019
Ömer M. Soysal | Kazim Şekeroglu | Jeff Dickey

In this paper, we present a framework to validate and to correct the location information in crash reports. The proposed system is composed of several modules: creation of intersection network and pre-processing,...

Effects of calibration process on the simulation of rear-end conflicts at roundabouts

April 2019
Vincenzo Gallelli | Giuseppe Guido | Alessandro Vitale | Rosolino Vaiana

A methodology for calibrating and validating VISSIM simulation model is presented that allows to replicate the observed vehicles conflicts. A roundabout case study has been selected to test the usefulness...

Using random-parameter and fixed-parameter ordered models to explore temporal stability in factors affecting drivers' injury severity in single-vehicle collisions

April 2019
Essam Dabbour | Murtaza Haider | Eman Diaa

Understanding the temporal stability in the factors influencing drivers’ injury severity in single-vehicle collisions would help evaluating the effectiveness of implementing different safety treatments...

An investigation of influential factors of downgrade truck crashes: A logistic regression approach

April 2019
Milhan Moomen | Mahdi Rezapour | Khaled Ksaibati

Truck crash occurrence causes extensive damage to lives and property. Truck crashes on downgrades exacerbate these costs due to the likelihood of a runaway being involved. Highway agencies have continuously...

Effects of asphalt types and aging on healing performance of asphalt mixtures using induction heating method

Available online 23 April 2019
Hai Viet Vo | Dae-Wook Park | Jung-Woo Seo | Tri Ho Minh Le

This paper investigates the effects of types and aging of asphalt binder on healing performance of asphalt mixture modified with steel wool fibers (SWF) using induction heating method. Asphalt binders...

Comparative study of ethanol foamed asphalt binders and mixtures prepared via manual injection and laboratory foaming device

Available online 9 April 2019
Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan | Zhanping You

The consistency of the ethanol foamed binders and mixtures prepared using asphalt binders foamed by the manual injection technique and laboratory foaming device were evaluated and compared in this study....

Laboratory characterization of temperature induced reflection cracks

Available online 27 March 2019
Richard Y. Ji | Tirupan Mandal | Hao Yin

A hot-mix asphalt (HMA) overlay is one of the primary strategy for rehabilitating existing HMA pavements and Portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements. The current design program, FAARFIELD, does not...

Concrete block pavements in urban and local roads: Analysis of stress-strain condition and proposal for a catalogue

Available online 18 March 2019
Paola Di Mascio | Laura Moretti | Americo Capannolo

Although the construction of block pavements has grown fast in the last decades, there is still a need for simple tools that could be applied to design them. This paper analyzed and verified concrete...

Cost effectiveness of crack treatment methods: A field study

Available online 8 March 2019
Mithil Mazumder | Hyun Hwan Kim | Soon-Jae Lee | Moon-Sup Lee

In the United States, more than 94% highways are paved with asphalt materials and placing crack sealant materials has been a common pavement maintenance for decades. Crack sealing treatment includes...

Influence of steel jacket thickness on the RC bridges’ seismic vulnerability

February 2019
Bertha Olmos | José Manuel Jara | Gerardo Gómez | Guillermo Martínez

The seismic demands of bridges subjected to strong earthquakes are mostly concentrated on piers. The main objective of this study is to assess the seismic vulnerability of retrofitted bridges with steel...

Curved footbridges supported by a shell obtained through thrust network analysis

February 2019
Luigi Fenu | Eleonora Congiu | Davide Lavorato | Bruno Briseghella | Giuseppe Carlo Marano

After Maillart's concrete curved arch bridges were built before the Second World War, in the second half of the past century and this century, many curved bridges have been built with both steel and...

A review on application of composite truss bridges composed of hollow structural section members

February 2019
Zhijuan Tian | Yongjian Liu | Lei Jiang | Weiqing Zhu | Yinping Ma

Composite truss with hollow structural section (HSS) members is deemed as the structure applicable to large-span and heavily-loaded bridges. To promote the application of composite truss bridge with...

Estimating the resistance of aging service-proven bridges with a Gamma process-based deterioration model

February 2019
Cao Wang | Kairui Feng | Long Zhang | Aming Zou

The environmental or anthropogenic factors, to which the in-service bridges are subjected, are responsible for the reduction of bridge performance, and finally lead to great service risk for bridges...

Impact of earthquake-induced bridge damage and time evolving traffic demand on the road network resilience

February 2019
Ioannis Kilanitis | Anastasios Sextos

Damage from recent earthquakes has shown that substandard bridges are particularly vulnerable to strong ground motions being the weakest components of a road network. Structural and foundation damages...

Two methodological approaches to assess the seismic vulnerability of masonry bridges

February 2019
Diego Maria Barbieri

This work describes the seismic vulnerability assessment of a railway masonry arch bridge. Its conservation state is initially investigated by means of a thorough field and laboratory test campaign,...

New few parameters differential evolution algorithm with application to structural identification

February 2019
Rita Greco | Ivo Vanzi

Differential evolution algorithm (DEA) is a stochastic, population-based global optimization method. In this paper, we propose new schemes for both mutation and crossover operators in order to enhance...

To compute or not to compute?

February 2019
Alessandra Fiore | Ivo Vanzi | Camillo Nuti | Cristoforo Demartino | Rita Greco | Bruno Briseghella

In a previous paper “to retrofit or not to retrofit?” (Nuti and Vanzi, 2003) a straightforward procedure able to forecast the economic return of seismic structural upgrading was presented. More recently,...

Central applications of Tesfay coordination in transportation supply chain: Case of airline industry

Available online 7 February 2019
Yohannes Yebabe Tesfay

This paper is extensions of the Tesfay (2014) paper on the Bullwhip effects and Tesfay (2015) paper on the foundations of the Bullwhip effect and its implications on the theory of organizational coordination....

A wavelet transform method for studying the energy distribution characteristics of microseismicities associated rock failure

Available online 7 February 2019
Yumei Kang | Hongyuan Liu | Md Maniruzzaman A. Aziz | Khairul Anuar Kassim

Microseismicity signals released during rock failure process are firstly recorded using microseismicity monitoring system. A wavelet transform scheme is then developed on the basis of the discrete wavelet...

Synchronization of home departure and arrival times in dual earner households with children: Panel regression model of time gaps

Available online 7 February 2019
Bilin Han | Harry Timmermans

Organizing schedules and allocating time to different activities is always a challenge in dual-earner households, especially when they have children. Parents may need to link their schedule to those...

Long-term performance of fiber-grid-reinforced asphalt overlay pavements: A case study of Korean national highways

Available online 5 February 2019
Jong-Hoon Lee | Seung-Beom Baek | Kang-Hoon Lee | Jo-Soon Kim | Jin-Hoon Jeong

The objective of this study was to verify the effect of fiber grid reinforcement on the long-term performance of asphalt overlay pavements by performing field investigation, laboratory test, and finite...

Mechanical characteristics of tensile strength ratio method compared to other parameters used for moisture susceptibility evaluation of asphalt mixtures

Available online 5 February 2019
Thanh Chung Do | Van Phuc Tran | Van Phuc Le | Hyun Jong Lee | Won Jae Kim

In this study, mechanical characteristics of tensile strength ratio (TSR) were evaluated by comparing it to other methods in evaluating moisture sensitivity of asphalt mixtures. Twenty types of asphalt...

Incorporating travel time reliability in predicting the likelihood of severe crashes on arterial highways using non-parametric random-effect regression

Available online 4 February 2019
Emmanuel Kidando | Ren Moses | Eren Erman Ozguven | Thobias Sando

Travel time reliability (TTR) modeling has gain attention among researchers' due to its ability to represent road user satisfaction as well as providing a predictability of a trip travel time. Despite...

Effect of vehicle safety recalls on the perception towards other vehicles from the same country of origin

Available online 4 February 2019
Khaled Shaaban | Amro Maher | Anusorn Singhapakdi

A vehicle safety recall significantly impacts the demand for these specific manufacturer vehicles. The effect of this recall on the other manufacturers from the same country of origin (COO) that are...

Investigating unsafe behaviours in traffic conflict situations: An observational study in Nigeria

Available online 29 January 2019
Chinebuli Uzondu | Samantha Jamson | Frank Lai

Although road users are aware of the possible risks of engaging in unsafe behaviours while driving, they continue to do so. These behaviours often contribute to traffic incidents and crashes involving...

On the cyclic behaviour of new pier-to-deck connections for short-medium span composite I-girder bridges

December 2018
Fabrizio Paolacci | Renato Giannini | Silvia Alessandri | Daniele Corritore

Short-medium span steel–concrete composite I-girder bridges are becoming more and more popular, because of the reduced construction time and costs. The light weight renders them particularly suitable...

Probability-based practice-oriented seismic behaviour assessment of simply supported RC bridges considering the variation and correlation in pier performance

December 2018
Long Zhang | Cao Wang

Probability-based seismic performance assessment of in-service bridges has gained much attention in the scientific community during the past decades. The nonlinear static pushover analysis is critical...

Design and field tests of a deck-extension bridge with small box girder

December 2018
Junqing Xue | Bruno Briseghella | Jianhui Lin | Fuyun Huang | Baochun Chen

A jointless bridge could fundamentally eliminate vulnerable deck joints, thereby meeting the need for sustainable development of bridges, especially for an expressway with high-speed traffic. In this...

Volume/thrust optimal shape criteria for arches under static vertical loads

December 2018
Giuseppe Carlo Marano | Francesco Trentadue | Rita Greco | Ivo Vanzi | Bruno Briseghella

Arches are widely used when large spans are necessary, e.g. to overpass large rivers, and further possess unquestioned aesthetics advantages. Their structural efficiency depends primarily on optimal...

Shake table tests of different seismic isolation systems on a large scale structure subjected to low to moderate earthquakes

December 2018
Nefize Shaban | Alp Caner

Seismic isolation systems designed for extreme events may likely experience low to moderate earthquakes during the design life of the structure rather than the extreme event itself. In new seismic building...

Sustainable education for bridge engineers

December 2018
Paul Gauvreau

This article examines the way we educate future bridge engineers from the perspective of sustainability. The term sustainability is used in its original sense, namely, a quality of a practice that can...

Timber-concrete composite bridges: Three case studies

December 2018
Massimo Fragiacomo | Amedeo Gregori | Junqing Xue | Cristoforo Demartino | Matteo Toso

During the last years, timber-concrete composite (TCC) structures have been extensively used in Europe both in new and existing buildings. Generally speaking, a composite structure combines the advantages...

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