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Kansas Department of Transportation

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Works: 988 works in 1,331 publications in 1 language and 6,830 library holdings
Genres: Maps 
Classifications: GB701, 553.70973 S
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Estimates of flow duration, mean flow, and peak-discharge frequency values for Kansas stream locations by Charles A Perry( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Trends in peak flows of selected streams in Kansas by Teresa J Rasmussen( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Channel-bed elevation changes downstream from large reservoirs in Kansas by Kyle E Juracek( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Estimation of peak streamflows for unregulated rural streams in Kansas by Patrick P Rasmussen( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Floods in Kansas and techniques for estimating their magnitude and frequency on unregulated streams by Ralph W Clement( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Flood of June 15, 1981, in Great Bend and vicinity, central Kansas by Ralph W Clement( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Improvement of flood-frequency estimates for selected small watersheds in eastern Kansas using a rainfall-runoff model by Ralph W Clement( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Floodflow characteristics at proposed bridge site for State Highway 99, Kansas River at Wamego, Kansas by K. D Medina( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Map of water table in Solmon [i.e. Solomon] River Valley, Waconda Lake to Solomon, north-central Kansas, May 1980 by Thomas B Reed( Map )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Evaluation of portable instrument for load history study on bridges by John H Kennedy( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
8 bridges were monitored with developmental load history recorders
State short line railroads and the rural economy ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The short line industry has experienced rapid growth since 1980 and likely will continue to grow at a rapid rate given the stated plans of Class I railroads to spinoff parts of their systems to short line operators in the 1990s. As a result, shipper groups and potential short line operators are likely to request state financial assistance. A profile for a profitable short line railroad was developed. State financial assistance is recommended and program components presented. A list of additional recommended public policies is also presented. This study concluded that in the current environment, short line railroads are a viable transportation alternative. However, the long term financial survivability of short line railroads as an industry is not assured
Mechanistic-empirical modeling and design model development of geosynthetic reinforced flexible pavements : final report by Steven W Perkins( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Research over the past 20 years has demonstrated the benefit provided by geosynthetics when placed within or at the bottom of base aggregate layers in flexible pavement systems for the purpose of reinforcement. Previous experimental work involving the construction and loading of reinforced pavement test sections has demonstrated that values of benefit are strongly dependent on pavement design parameters such as thickness of the structural section and/or stiffness of the subgrade, and properties and type of geosynthetic used. A NCHRP Synthesis (Christopher et al., 2001), provides a survey of geosynthetic base reinforcement usage amongst all U.S. State transportation agencies. The survey found that the primary reasons for lack of usage were the absence of a suitable design method for defining reinforcement benefit and the corresponding inability to define cost benefit for reinforced pavement systems. This current project was undertaken to provide an analytically based method for the determination of reinforcement benefit. The method developed is expressed solely in terms of design equations used to calculate reinforcement benefit in terms of pavement structural thickness, subgrade strength and several properties related to the geosynthetic. The finite element model developed involves elastic plastic material models for the asphalt concrete, base aggregate and subgrade layers, and an anisotropic linear elastic model for the geosynthetic. Empirical distress models were developed to relate stress and strain response measures from the finite element model to pavement performance and ultimately reinforcement benefit. Three classes of finite element (FE) response models were developed. The first was for an unreinforced pavement cross section. The second was one in which reinforcement was modeled by preventing all lateral motion of the bottom of the base aggregate. The influence of geosynthetic properties was evaluated by creating a third class of FE model. In this model, the geosynthetic was explicitly accounted for by including a geosynthetic sheet, modeled with membrane elements, between the base aggregate and subgrade layer. This report provides a detailed description of the finite element response model, the material models used in the FE model, calibration of the material models and how these models relate to commonly used pavement layer material models, and the steps followed to develop the design model
Evaluation of fly ash in cold in-place recycling by Stephen A Cross( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
The Kansas Department of Transportation has developed an innovative method of rehabilitating pavements of low volume roads utilizing cold in-place recycling of the asphalt and mixing type C fly ash with the recycled material. Field test sections indicate fly ash improves constructability and moisture sensitivity as well as utilizing a by-product that currently ends up in landfills. The same field test sections have shown increased cracking with increased fly ash contents and a drop in pavement modulus with time. Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) was mixed with 3, 7, 11 and 15% fly ash and the laboratory samples were evaluated for fatigue life, durability, freeze-thaw resistance and thermal cracking. The performance of RAP mixed with asphalt emulsion and asphalt emulsion plus hydrated lime was also evaluated
Exporting Kansas grains to selected Asian Pacific Rim and Latin American countries through Port Topolobampo, Mexico by Laura D Garzon( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
This study examines the prospect of Topolobampo, Mexico as an alternative port for Kansas grain exports to selected Asian Pacific Rim and Latin American countries. It specifically attempts to determine whether the said port would provide lower transportation costs between Kansas and its various markets in Asia and Latin America, thereby resulting in a more favorable trade pattern for the state. Least cost transportation of Kansas wheat in 1992 was investigated
Use of guardrail on low-volume roads according to safety and cost effectiveness by Margaret J Rys( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
The objective of this study was to develop guidelines for the use of guardrail on low-volume roads (LVR) in Kansas according to safety and cost effectiveness. A comprehensive review of the research literature was conducted to explore and gather information on the use of guardrail on LVR according to safety and cost effectiveness. The purpose of this information search was to identify the general elements used to determine the need for guardrail on LVR and to review any specific guidelines already in use by other states. The principle findings from this literature review are presented in this report
Evaluation of corrosion protection methods for reinforced concrete highway structures by Jennifer L Kepler( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Since the 1970s, research projects and field studies have been conducted on different methods for protecting reinforced concrete bridges from corrosion damage. The methods include alternative reinforcement and slab design, barrier methods, electrochemical methods, and corrosion inhibitors. Each method and its underlying principles are described, performance results of laboratory and/or field trials are reviewed, and systems are evaluated based on the results of the trials. Using performance results from the studies and costs obtained from transportation agencies, an economic analysis is used to estimate the cost of each system over a 75-year economic life using discount rates of 2%, 4% and 6%
Storage effects at culverts by Bruce M McEnroe( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
This report presents new methods for quickly estimating the effects of detention storage on the performance of existing culverts and the sizing of new culverts. These methods, which do not require hydrograph routing, are applicable to pipe and box culverts operating under inlet control with no overtopping of the roadway. Peak discharges can be computed by the Rational method, USGS regression equations or any other appropriate method. Water-surface areas at two or more stages are needed to define an approximate depth-area relationship
Employment impact of highway construction and maintenance activities in Kansas ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
The direct employment resulting from highway construction and maintenance activities in the state of Kansas is examined as well as the indirect and induced employment (by state industrial sector) resulting from those activities. The objectives of the study are accomplished through the use of a 68-sector, survey-based, input-output model (Emerson, 1989) that was developed for the state of Kansas by the Economics Department at Kansas State University
Developing cost effective plans for low volume bridges by W. M. Kim Roddis( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
This report is intended to inform Local Public Authority decision-makers of the process required in developing bridge plans and constructing bridges and culverts
Reducing work zone crashes by using vehicle's warning flashers as a warning sign by Yong Bai( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Rural two-lane highways constitute a large percentage of the highway system in Kansas. Preserving, expending, and enhancing these highways require the set-up of a large number of one-lane, two-way work zones where traffic safety has been a severe concern. Aimed at reducing the work zone crashes attributable to inattentive driving, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) initiated a research project to evaluate the effectiveness of a traffic warning sign that is assembled by using the emergency warning flashers of the vehicles in one-lane, two-way work zones. This warning sign was named as the Emergency Flasher Traffic Control Device (EFTCD). It works in the following fashion. When a vehicle entering a one-lane, two-way work zone where stopping is required for waiting to pass the work zone, the driver is required to turn on its emergency warning flashers to warn the following vehicles of the work zone stopping condition. The EFTCD is flexible and cost-effective and may particularly benefit those work zones that are frequently moved due to the construction progress. To accurately evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed EFTCD, researchers conducted experiments in three one-lane, two-way work zones in Kansas including two with a 55-mph speed limit and one with a 65-mph speed limit. During experimental period, researchers collected vehicle speed data with and without the EFTCD and surveyed drivers for their interpretation of this warning sign and recommendation on its potential implementation. Analyses results showed that the EFTCD effectively reduced the mean speeds in work zones as well as the proportions of notably high speeds. In addition, survey results indicated that the EFTCD successfully captured the attention of most drivers when they approached the work zones. A majority of drivers recommended the implementation of this warning sign in the work zones. Therefore, researchers concluded that the EFTCD was effective in one-lane, two-way work zones. Recommendations on future research were also presented based on the results of this study. The outcomes of this research project benefit not only Kansas, but also other States where rural two-lane highways constitute a high percentage of their highway systems
 
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controlled identity State Highway Commission of Kansas

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