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1 A U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Center Welcome International Bridge Study Workshop June 14–15, 2011

2 Test, compare, contrast various methods to assess, diagnose, monitor and treat bridge deterioration IBS Goal >>

3 Share findings and formulate recommendations to aid in diagnosis, prognosis, and mitigation of bridge performance deficiencies IBS Goal >>

4 China Europe Japan Korea U.S. Participants >>

5 All international and U.S. participants Drs. Emin Aktan and Frank Moon (Drexel University) Drs. Hamid Ghasemi and Firas Ibrahim(FHWA) Allison Thomas (CAIT) NJDOT – Bridge Office School of Engineering, Rutgers Acknowledgements >>

6 A USDOT University Transportation Center (UTC) since 1998 Funded under TEA-21 and SAFETEA-LU Rutgers CAIT >>

7 Advanced and Innovative Materials Asset Management Condition Monitoring Congestion Management Environment and Energy Pavement Engineering and Management Ports and Freight Safety Security Systems and Operations Training and Technology Transfer CAIT Infrastructure Research Areas >>

8 Long Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) Program–funded by FHWA Automated Nondestructive Evaluation and Rehabilitation System (ANDERS) for Bridge Decks–funded by Department of Commerce, NIST SHRP2 Research Contract Awarded to CAIT Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Team Pavement Resource Program (PRP) Transportation Safety Resource Center (TSRC) Soil and Sediment Management Laboratory (SSML) University Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response (UCDPER) Major Research Accomplishments >>

9 Agency Partners & Customers >> Delaware River Port Authority New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) New Jersey Division of Aeronautics New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (DHTS) New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJLM) New Jersey State Police New Jersey Turnpike Authority Port Authority of New York/New Jersey U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Partial listing)

10 47 Full-Time Staff (Self supported from grant funds) 7 funded Research Associates / Post Docs (Plus 4 NEW vacant full-time staff positions) 9 Resident Faculty ≈ 35 Coadjutant Instructors 26 funded Graduate Assistantships More than 60 funded Graduate/Undergraduate Researchers 4 funded Undergraduate Internships Personnel >>

11 Research Funding & Submissions >> Fiscal Year Proposals Submitted Awards ReceivedTotal Awarded FY11 to date5736 $16,897,769 FY107738$17,140,893 FY $10,865,511 FY $10,169,996 FY072331$5,660,328 FY0634$5,605,513

12 AIKAF-at-a-Glance Unique facility where full-scale bridge superstructure systems can be constructed and evaluated applying realistic, traffic, and environmental loading conditions in a greatly compressed timeframe.  350-ft variable environment testing chamber  Custom magnetically-propelled loading system with variable weight trolley; up to 6,900 passes per day  Simulate an entire year’s worth of wear-and-tear in just 14 days Future Accelerated Infrastructure Knowledge Acquisition Facility >>

13 Keep in touch with CAIT


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