2018 Research Reports

CDOT Research Reports, 2018
Rock Cut Perimeter Blasting Best Management Practices Phase I

Research Report 2018-07, Author; Vilem Petr, Eduardo Lozano, Erika Nieczkoski Paul S Chinowsky. Keywords: Rockfall, Geotechnical, safety, blasting, aesthetics, explosives, rockslides, slope stabilization, half casts, blast design, presplitting

Developing Bridge-Scour Equations for Colorado Mountain Streams

Research Report 2018-10, Authors; Albert Molinas, Amanullah Mommandi, Aziz Khan, Brett Sollenberger. Keywords: Bridge Scour, Hydraulics, Pier scour, local scour, effects of gradation, HEC-18, steep mountain streams, excess velocity, steep channels, pier scour in gravel, pier scour in cobble bed, pier scour in boulder bed, effects of coarse material, local scour for high Froude number.

Post-Fire Ground Treatments

Research Report 2018-19. Author: Christopher Bareither, Paul Heyliger, Kayla Moden, and Kirsten Peterson. Keywords: Erosion Control, Geotechnical, geotechnical engineering, numerical modeling, runoff, Soils, wildfire, Emergency Preparedness, Roadside Vegetation

Emergency Escape Ramps (EER) Improvements

Research Report No. CDOT-2018-20, Authors: Dr. Rodolfo Valdes Vasquez, Dr. Kelly Strong, and Dr. Scott Shuler. Keywords: Arrester beds, Escape lanes, Road safety, Safety, Trucking safety. Emergency Escape Ramps (EER) Improvements, Emergency Preparedness, Traffic Safety, Truck Traffic, Truck Ramp Aggregates, Vehicle Handling