The Transportation Pooled Fund (TPF) program is designed to maximize the financial commitments of the PennDOT Research Program by leveraging other state DOT research funding. A "pool" of states each contributes a share to an overall project, thus decreasing any financial commitment from one state. PennDOT participates in multiple pooled fund projects annually.
The objectives of this project were to evaluate the ability of the Lufft MARWIS and Teconer RCM411 sensors to perform in a typical winter maintenance environment, investigate the sensors’ sensitivity to varying chloride concentrations, assess the repeatability of data and the sensors’ mechanical reliability, and evaluate each sensor’s state of development and cost to purchase, install, and maintain. The laboratory testing simulated real-world conditions of snow, ice, and/or slush on pavement, trafficking, and plowing and assessed how each sensor performed with the addition of each of these variables and detected the change in pavement condition/deicer performance throughout winter maintenance operations. The testing conditions were ideal in that they were consistent and reproducible.
Report by: Iowa State University |
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