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General Report On Road Research Work Done In India During 2007-08
INTRODUCTION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

I HIGHWAY PLANNING, MANAGEMRENT , PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND INSTRUMENTATION

1. HIGH WAY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

Summary

A. Ongoing Projects
  1. Roads Networtk planning Approach for location of urban Amenities in rural Areas – A Case Study of Lakas Block – Haridwar District
  2. Devlopmemt of a critical infrastructure informatiom system in GIS Envirnment for maintyainance of Bridges on National and state Highway – case study on gaziabad District.
  3. Devlopment of GIS based national Highway information System
  4. Pavement maintence managemenr System for selected for selected raods in Karela – phase IV.
B. New projects
  1. Preparation of computerized inventory of roads for angamaly and parakkadavu block panchayats in Ernaklam district
  2. Devlopment of management system for maintainnace planning abs budgeting of higfh speed road corridors
  3. Mapping of influence areas of selected tourist centres in Karela
  4. Economic benefits of toll Roads in India
  5. Resources Mapping Of Road Construction Materials in Kerala - Phase I, kollam District

2. PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE

Summary

A. Completed Project
  1. Use of Yellow Stones in Road Construction
B. Ongoing Projects
  1. Study on the performance of cold mix for pot filling
  2. Study on pavement condition will reference to time on penetration grade and GRMB Grade Bitumen (on Plain Terrain)
  3. Rural Roads Pavement Performance Studies
C. New Projects
  1. Study on the overloading of trucks and its effects on pavement deterioration
  2. Pilot Study on effect of overloading on roads Infrastructure.

3. INSTRUMENTATION

Summary

A. Completed Projects
  1. Performance Evaluation of Roughometer –II under Indian Conditions
B. New Projects
  1. Devlopment of Nuclear Gauge for meagurement of bitumen content in bituminous Mixtures

II PAVEMENT ENGINEERING AND PAVING MATERIALS

1. SOIL STABILIZATION, LOW GRADE MATERIAL AND LOW VOLUNE ROADS

Summary

A. Completed Projects
  1. Effects of purity of lime on strength and duarability of soil – lime mixes
  2. Feasibility study on the use of RBI – 81 cementation material in road Construction
  3. Waste Material information database use in Highway/Geo – Technical Engineering – Related applications
B. Ongoing Projects
  1. Use of jute geo – textiles for efficient roads drainage and stabilization
C. New projects
  1. Utilization of Marginal Material for subgrade stabilization

2. FLEXIBLE PAVEMEfNTS

Summary

A. Completed Projects
  1. Shelf life studies of bitumen Emulsion
  2. Study of natural Rubber Modified Bitumen for Road construction in Karela
B. On going Projects
  1. Study on bituminous pavement regarding the effects of ageing on bimder content
  2. Field trials of multigrade bitumen at two different Climatic regions (Hot & Cold Climatic region )
  3. Use of natural rubber modified Bitumen(NRMB) in Bitumenous surface in various climate conditions of India.
  4. Development of Improved Quality Bitumenous Binders through polymer Incorporation and laying and monitoring of test sections
  5. Development of cold mix Technology for structural layer of flexible pavement in different climates.
  6. Study to prevent Reflecting cracks on Bitumenous overlay over concrete pavement using geo textile
  7. Study on the use of waste plastic for Road Construction in urban centers.
C. New projects
  1. Investment on field Performance of Bitumenous mixes with modified binders, MoSHT&H Research Scheme (R - 85).
  2. Development of Bitumen 60/70 using Sohar (OEB) Crude
  3. Use of industrial Wastes as filler in Bitumenous Construction
  4. Laboratory Study to determine the suitability of fly Ash and Marble Dust as mineral filler in micro – Surfacing Mix
  5. Development of thin stone Matrix Asphalt for maintenance of flexible pavement.

3. RIGID PAVEMENTS

Summary


A. Completed Projects
  1. Study on functional performance of cement concrete pavement in and around Delhi
B. On going Projects
  1. Use of suffocated melamine formaldehyde (SMF) Super Plasticizer and fly ash in cement concrete Roads
C. Completed Projects
  1. R&D Studies on performance Evaluation of rigid pavement on high density traffic corridors using instrumentation supported by laboratory test (R-87).
III GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Summary


A. Completed Projects
  1. Investigation and Recommendations for Landslide / Subsidence at kml 73.5 on Aizawl-Lunglei Road (NH-54), Mizoram
  2. Finite Element Seepage Analysis for Slope Stability
  3. Utilisation of Construction & Demolition (C&D) Wastes in Road Works
  4. Analysis of Embankment Failures due to Earthquake
B. Ongoing Projects
  1. Detailed Geological & Geotechnical Investigation, Instrumentation and Monitoring of Amparav Landslide, Uttaranchal State
  2. Design of Railway Embankment using Coal Ash
  3. Engineering of Structures against Natural and Other Disasters
  4. Investigation, Monitoring, and Instrumentation of Kaliasaur Landslide on NH-58 and Design of Control Measures for its Long-term Stability
  5. Guidelines for Soil Nailing Technique In Highway Engineering (R-86)
  6. Use of Ash Generated from Surat Lignite Power Plant for Stabilizing Different Types of Clayey Soils for Construction of Roads
  7. Creating Correlation between Soil Stiffness, Field Density and CBR
C. New Projects
  1. Study on the Changes in the Characteristics of Coarse/Fine Grained Soil by 43 adding Stone Dust (Quarry Dust) and Changes of the CBR Values at Different Soaking Condition of the Specimen

IV BRIDGE ENGINEERING

Summary


A. Completed Projects
  1. Dynamic Response of Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  2. Fatigue Performance of Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) and Prestressed Concrete (PSC) Composite Girder Bridges under Simulated Live Loading
  3. Distress Diagnostic, Performance Evaluation and Bridge Management System for Concrete Bridges
B. New Projects
  1. Span Seismic Resistant Design of Bridges: Non Linear Static Analysis of Typical Short and Medium Bridges in Urban Area


V TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION

1. PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
  1. Summary

A. Completed Projects
  1. Performance Evaluation of Mini Bus Routes In Trivandrum City
  2. Development of Capacity Norms for Non-urban Roads
  3. Traffic Management Study of Area around lCD, Tughlakabad
B. New Projects
  1. Inter-city Travel Behaviour of Residents in Higher Education Institutions


2. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

Summary


A. Completed Projects
  1. Traffic Accident Prevention Study in ECR
  2. Study of Accidents on NH-45
  3. Road Safety Audit for Conversion of Delhi Gurgaon Section of NH-8 (14.30 km to 42.00 km) into Access Controlled Highway
  4. Development of Methodology for Emission Factors for In-use Vehicles under Urban Driving Conditions
  5. Multi-Scale Modeling Platform for Environment Forecasting and Management
  6. Spectrum Analysis of Road Accidents in Gujarat State
  7. Further Studies on Accident Costing (IMRA T-7)
B. Ongoing Projects
  1. Evaluation of Effect of Driver Characteristics on Fuel Consumption of Vehicles
  2. Modification of Bitumen and its Emission Characteristics
  3. Study of Non-methane Hydrocarbons in the Atmospheric Environment of Delhi Region
  4. Mobile Combustion: GHG Emission Inventory for Transport Sector in India
  5. Traffic and Accident Studies in Big Cities of Gujarat State and Suggestions for Improvement of Safety
  6. Safe Road to School Programme
  7. Study of Two-wheeler Accidents in Ahmedabad and Baroda City

C. New Projects
  1. Cost- Benefit Study of National Expressway-I From Accident Analysis & Micro Level study of Accident of NH-8 (Amdavad to Vadodara)
  2. Strategies for Safe Transportation of Dangerous Goods - A Status Report
  3. Safe Community Programme for Panchayats
  4. Accident Abatement Measures for Urban Areas in Kerala State

VI. RESEARCH PROJECTS RELATED TO THESIS FOR POST-GRADUATION/Ph.D.

A. HIGHWAY PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND INSTRUMENTATION
  1. Estimation of Axle Load Distribution from Individual Vehicle Counts
  2. Pavement Management System Using HDM-4
  3. Pavements Condition Analysis for Port Blair and its Environs
  4. Laboratory Study of Low Cost Bituminous Wearing Courses
  5. Development of Pavement Deterioration Models and Calibration of HDM-4 Models for Rural Roads
  6. Rheology of Waste Plastic Fiber Modified Bitumen
  7. A Study on the Behaviour of Stone Matrix Asphalt with Different Binders
  8. Influence of Coconut Fibres on Engineering Properties of Bituminous Mix
  9. Influence of Used Plastics in Bituminous Mixes
  10. Effect of Mixing and Compacting Temperatures on the Properties of Bituminous Concrete Mixes
  11. Studies on Mix Properties and the Effect on Pavement Skid Resistance with Varying Fine Content
  12. Fleet Management with GPS and GIS Integration.

B. GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
  1. Stabilisation of Clayey Soil Using Nylon Fibers and Lime

C. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
  1. Performance Evaluation of Public Transport Organisations
  2. Review the Role and Share of Intermediate Public Transport in Public Transportation
  3. Traffic Management Techniques Adopted for a Proposed Flyover
  4. Signal Coordination along Major Corridor
  5. Estimation of Dynamic PCU for Signalized Intersections
  6. A Methodology for Development and Quantification of Vehicular Fuel Consumption for Passenger Cars and Two Wheelers
  7. Pedestrian Flow Characteristics in Urban Areas
  8. Development of Modal Split Models with Behavioural Intent for Inter-City Travel
  9. Development of Policy Sensitive Modal for Transit Access using ANN
  10. Vehicular Interaction at Signalized Intersections
  11. Modelling of Delay at Signalised Intersections using Neural Networks and Neuro-Fuzzy Techniques
  12. Estimation of Entry Capacity of Roundabouts
  13. Modelling the Mode Choice Behaviour of Commuters in Trivandrum using Discrete Choice and Artificial Intelligence methods
  14. Development of Neuro-Fuzzy model Route Choice Behaviour
  15. Integrated Bus Terminus at T.Nagar, Chennai
  16. Identification of Alternate Routes along the Water Courses in Chennai
  17. Land use Transport Modeling for Hilly Town - A Case Study
  18. Comprehensive Transportation Planning for Hilly Town - A Case Study
  19. Rationalization of Bus Route along Rail Corridor in Chennai
  20. Study on Shift in Model Share Due to MRTS Phase Il
  21. Socio Economic Impact Assessment of Rural Roads under PMGSY
  22. Bus Route Network Design
  23. Modeling of Residential Location Choice Behavior
  24. Trip Production Analysis for a Medium Sized City
  25. Estimation of O-D Matrix from Link Volume Counts using Genetic Algorithm
  26. Land Use Transportation Interaction Modelling Scenario Analysis for Calicut City
  27. Updation of Economic Evaluation of Highway Projects in India - IRC:SP-30 and Updation as well as Refinement of RIDS-2.0
  28. Geometric Design Consistency: Development of Operating Speed Models for Vertical Curves and Combined Curves
  29. Development of Accident Modification Factors for Two Lane Rural Highways
  30. A Study on Driver Characteristics and Use of Safety Devices
  31. Accident Analysis Using Soft Computing Techniques
  32. Study on Provision of Modern Pedestrian Facilities at Selected Stretches


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

LIST OF ORGANISATIONS

APPENDIX - Proforma Sheet for reporting R & D Work for the General Report
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