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Field Data Collection of Truck Spray

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-13-0039
Project Status: 
Active
Start Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2013
End Date: 
Friday, August 1, 2014
FHWA Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA Topics: 
Roads and Bridges--Structures; Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms: 
Weathering Steel; Steel Bridges; Bridges; Infrastructure; Research; Fluid Dynamics; Trucks
FHWA Discipline: 
Structures
TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, Research

Contact Information

First Name: 
Justin
Last Name: 
Ocel
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3080
Email Address: 
Team: 
Bridge Engineering Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-40

Project Details

Project Description: 

This project will collect data from the field to characterize the spray clouds emanating from vehicles as they drive beneath a bridge structure. The data may be in the form of cloud density measurements, particle velocities, or both.

Goals:

Collect the necessary data of vehicular spray clouds that can be used to verify computational fluid dynamics models of the same scenario.

Partners and Other Sponsor/Managing/Performing Organizations: 

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Reduced Data that can be used by Argonne National Lab.
Deliverable Type: 
Corporate publication
Deliverable Description: 
Spray cloud data regarding density and/or velocity.