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Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Research Administration

Overview
Works: 157 works in 333 publications in 1 language and 1,632 library holdings
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: HE5738.M6, 977.6
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Most widely held works by Minnesota
Creating bicycle transportation networks : a guidebook by Robert D Sykes( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide presents a practical planning model for bicycle transportation in cities, suburbs and small towns. It focuses on the use of networks of specialized bicycle facilities and bicycle friendly zones to support and promote the use of bicycles for transportation. The potential of using bicycle roadway networks in relationship to land use is discussed in terms of using them to make a civic contribution to the form of the city beyond transportation function. A model classification system for bicycle facilities is presented that is similar to the functional classification of streets for motor vehicle roadways. Bicycle Expressways, Bicycle Boulevards and Bicycle Byways are introduced and discussed as specific types of bicycle roadways. Detailed planning parameters are recommended for assembling the different types of bicycle facilities into integrated systems to support bicycle use for utilitarian transportation. Planning guidelines for bicycle friendly zones are presented, along with a step-by-step process that describes how communities can plan for bicycle transportation. Planning and design considerations that are important to the success of a bicycle transportation system are also discussed. These considerations include the needs of cyclists, skill levels, personal safety issues, system legibility and traffic calming techniques. This guidebook is intended for use by professional planners, designers and engineers, neighborhood groups, bicycle advocates and community decision makers
An Investigation of water quality in runoff from stockpiles of salvaged concrete and bituminous paving( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stockpile Runoff Project addressed environmental concerns regarding the quality of runoff water from salvaged pavement stockpiles. Three experimental stockpiles were studied. One pile consisted of coarse concrete, a second consisted of fine concrete material, and the third consisted of salvaged bituminous material (recycled asphalt product) obtained from a pavement milling project. The leachate water from the piles flowed through a sampling and flow monitoring system with data loggers and automated sequence samplers. Composite water samples were analyzed using EPA approved methods and quality control protocols
Controlling leafy spurge and Canada thistle by competitive species : final report by David D Biesboer( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lighted guidance devices : intelligent work zone traffic control : environmental modulation of drivers' perception of vehicle speed by M Vercruyssen( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annually, thousands of highway workers risk serious injury and death from drivers who enter work zones too fast or accelerate after entering the zone and then, because of their excess speed relative to the environmental limitations, have insufficient time to avoid accidents in the zone. Slow-moving vehicles are a problem in reducing traffic flow. This research investigated the effectiveness of a system of pulsing lights, that give the illusion of movement (Phi phenomenon), in causing drivers to unknowingly synchronize their vehicle speed with the light pulses. Forty drivers participated. Each participant made 15 passes through the work zone
Development and application of on-line strategies for optimal intersection control : phase II : off-line evaluation of control strategies and development of a live laboratory by Yorgos J Stephanedes( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The previous phases of this research reviewed and tested existing intersection control algorithms in a simulated environment. Further, a machine-vision detection system with four cameras was installed at the intersection of Franklin and Lyndale Avenues in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to develop a live intersection laboratory. Phase III enhanced the live laboratory with two additional cameras covering the intersection proper and the extended approach of southbound Lyndale Avenue. A comprehensive operational plan for the laboratory was developed and a new microscopic simulator for the laboratory intersection was also developed. Two types of new intersection control strategies, i.e., one with link-wide congestion measurements and the other based on neural-network approach, were developed and evaluated in the simulated environment. Further, using the data collected from the machine-vision detection system, an automatic procedure to estimate the intersection delay was also developed and applied to compare the performance of fixed-timing control with that of the actuated control strategy
Minnesota's experience with scrap shingles in bituminous pavements by David W Janisch( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determination of asphalt content by ignition method : final report by Wei Zhang( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relationship between timber bridge characteristics and asphalt pavement wear surface performance : summary report by Douglas A Lange( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This summary offers an overview of a research study that assessed the magnitude of premature asphalt deterioration on timber bridges; identified the primary mechanisms responsible for wear surface deterioration; and suggested methods for improving asphalt pavement performance on timber bridges
Innovative herbicide sprayers for roadsides, slopes and ditches by Claudius Toussaint( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) has been active in developing the best technology for roadside vegetation control. One method, herbicide spraying, helps eliminate unwanted vegetation. Treatment of unwanted weeds often requires the use of different herbicides. Sprayers must have the capacity to spray more than one chemical at a time, negotiate rough terrains, and apply herbicides safely and in a way that preserves the environment. This report presents the results from testing and evaluating four automated sprayers: The B & B Ditch Sprayer has the lowest net annual savings of the four tested sprayers. The Wanner Sprayer is more economical for use in large districts or in areas with extensive road miles. The Micro-Track Sprayer has the highest rate of return, and also reduces annual costs. The SCS Sprayer has the highest net annual savings and also can monitor, tabulate, and print all vital statistics. The report details product features, testing, and results
Are Minnesotans aware of the dangers of railroad crossings? by Linda Dolan( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue Earth County CSAH 30 Superpave level I mix design by James L Schmidt( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) completed the first county highway SUPERPAVE (trademark) project in Minnesota in Blue Earth County during August 1995. This project brought SUPERPAVE (trademark) technology from the laboratory to the field and obtained real Minnesota mix comparisons between the standard Marshall mix design and the new SUPERPAVE (trademark) system; gathered and analyzed data from actual field studies; and demonstrated new equipment and testing procedures to state, county, and city staff. Equipped with a gyratory compactor for on-site testing, the Mn/DOT mobile laboratory provided Level I mix design and production testing on a portion of the 3.5-mile (5.6-km) overlay project. This project used unmodified asphalt binders
Minnesota Department of Transportation trunk highway 169 dynamic ramp metering evaluation( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents an evaluation of dynamic ramp metering on a highway in Minnesota. The study looks at changes in traffic performance with regard to traffic flow, congestion levels, travel times, and accident rates before and after implementation of dynamic ramp metering
Minnesota Intelligent Driving Environment Research (MINDER) Program by Peter A Hancock( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of the Minnesota Intelligent Driving Environment Research (MINDER) program is to create the common simulation resource for human factors and safety researchers in respect to Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) programs. To accomplish this, we have created a simulation capability to re-create part of the I-35W Metropolitan area corridor from the Cross-town commons to just south of downtown Minneapolis. Our purpose in creating this was to allow researchers on different programs to use a common simulation environment
Runway crack repair research project (Silver Bay Municipal Airport) : final report by Paul R Huston( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use and operation of advance warning flashers at signalized intersections by Allan Klugman( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of flexible pavement backcalculation software for the Minnesota Road Research Project by David A Van Deusen( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the results of an evaluation process of several different flexible pavement backcalculation programs. The objective of this study was to compare the performance of the candidate programs in terms of useability and accuracy of backcalculation results. This was accomplished by evaluating the selected programs using both field and simulated data. The results of the analysis were used as the basis for selecting a program for routine analysis of Mn/ROAD pavement deflection data. In situ pavement strains were measured during falling-weight deflectometer tests. The measured strains were then compared to backcalculated strain values from each program. In addition to the field tests, a series of hypothetical pavement structures with a range of prescribed layer thicknesses and moduli were analyzed to obtain surface deflection data. These surface deflections were then used as input for each program involved in the study. The output from each program was compared to the expected values
The virtual bumper : a control based collision avoidance system for highway vehicles by W Schiller( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corrosion investigation of four bridges built between 1973 and 1978 containing epoxy-coated reinforcing steel by Paul D Krauss( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., performed an in-depth field investigation into the performance of epoxy-coated reinforcing bars in four bridge decks. The study included two decks built on steel girders and two built on precast concrete girders. Two decks had been overlaid with a 2-in. low slump overlay. The bridges were all built between 1973 and 1978. Visual crack and delamination surveys were performed. Core samples were drilled for determination of chloride concentrations and to examine the embedded steel. Polarization resistance, half-cell, and AC impedance measurements were taken, but were not conclusive. Further development is needed. Laboratory testing included inspection of the coating, holiday and thickness tests, coating adhesion tests, and underfilm contamination
Pedestrian control at intersections (Phase I) by Nikolaos P Papanikolopoulos( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes a real-time system for tracking pedestrians in sequences of grayscale images acquired by a stationary camera. The system outputs the spatio-temporal coordinates of each pedestrian during the period when the pedestrian is visible. Implemented on a Datacube Max Video 20 equipped with a Datacube Max 860, the system achieved a peak performance of over 30 frames per second. The report compared vision sensors with other types of possible sensors for the pedestrian control task and evaluates the use of active deformable models as an effective pedestrian tracking module
Freeze-thaw durability of high-strength concrete by Roxanne C Kreisel( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents freeze-thaw durability results of an investigation regarding the application of high performance concrete (HPC) to prestressed bridge girders. This study included a total of 30 concrete mixes and more than 130 specimens, with the following variables: aggregate type: round river gravel, partially-crushed gravel, granite, high-absorption limestone, and low-absorption limestone; cementitious material composition: Type III portland cement only, 20% fly ash, 7.5% silica fume, and combination of 20% fly ash with 7.5% silica fume replacement by weight of cement; and curing condition: heat-cured or seven-day moist-cured
 
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