UNR Seeks Assistance with 'Intelligent Compaction' Demo Project

A team of researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is seeking the assistance of the asphalt paving industry in testing some new "Intelligent Compaction" technology.

California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA)

A team of researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is seeking the assistance of the asphalt paving industry in testing some new "Intelligent Compaction" technology.

Volunteer paving contractors who agree to partner with UNR will work with a team of researchers to test the effectiveness of the "Intelligent Compaction Analyzer" (ICA), a roller-mountable system equipped with a Global Positioning System sensor and is capable of determining the level of compaction of asphalt pavements and subgrade soils during pavement construction.

The UNR team will assist the participant with the installation of the device on the roller and will conduct on-site training for the roller operator and the construction crew, which is expected to take less than 30 minutes prior to the start of work.

Calibration and data-collection activities will be part of the demonstration project. The ICA can be used to continuously estimate the density of the asphalt mat during compaction. The as-built density map generated by the ICA provides an indication of the overall level of compaction. For additional details on the research and request for assistance, click HERE.

For more information, contact Sesh Commuri, Ph.D., Technical Director of the Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center at UNR. He can be reached by phone at (405) 590-7376, or via e-mail at scommuri@unr.edu .

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