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LTRC Annual Report 2009-2010

LTRC Annual Report 2009-2010

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LTRC
2009-2010 Annual Report
Merging Government,Industry, and Academia
 
ance, raining, coninuing educaion,echnology ranser, and problem-solv-ing services o DOD and he ranspor-aion communiy a large. Te ceneris largely suppored hrough undingauhorized by DOD and he FederalHighway Adminisraion (FHWA).LC merges he resources o he saeand local governmen, universiies, andprivae indusry o ideniy, develop,and implemen new echnology o im-prove he sae’s ransporaion sysem.By harnessing hese valuable resources,LC is empowered o fnd innovaivesoluions o Louisiana’s ransporaionproblems.o enhance he cener as he ocus orransporaion-relaed research, echnol-ogy ranser, and educaion in Louisi-ana, he LC oundaion, a non-proforganizaion, has been esablished. Teoundaion provides an excellen par-nership opporuniy or DOD, saeuniversiies, and he privae secor.In hese and oher ways, LC is pavinghe way or more e cien and benefcialresearch and raining, hanks o a com- binaion o modern echniques, locally available resources, and a wide pool o suppor.For addiional inormaion, conac
LRC4101 Gourrier AvenueBaton Rouge, Louisiana 70808 www.ltrc.lsu.edu
Te Louisiana ransporaion esearchCener (LC) is a research, echnology ranser, and raining cener adminisered joinly by he Louisiana Deparmeno ransporaion and Developmen(DOD) and Louisiana Sae Univer-siy (LSU). LC provides a seting in which he hresholds o echnology can be explored and applied in pracical ways.By merging he resources o DOD andLSU, a versaile core o aciliies andexperise addresses he rapidly evolvingchallenges in he ransporaion feld.In addiion o is a liaion wih LSU,LC paricipaes ully wih oheruniversiies in Louisiana ha houseengineering programs (Louisiana echUniversiy, McNeese Sae Universiy,Souhern Universiy, ulane Universiy Universiy o Louisiana a Laayete, andUniversiy o New Orleans). By combin-ing heir resources wih hose o DOD,he cener eliminaes duplicaion o eorand provides a richer base o suppor. Tecener also provides an avenue or muli-disciplinary suppor rom universiies omee he pracical and academic needs o he ransporaion indusry in such areasas engineering, law, business and man-agemen, basic sciences, planning, andenvironmenal sudies.Since is creaion by he Louisiana legis-laure in 1986, LC has gained naionalrecogniion hrough is eors o improveransporaion sysems in Louisiana. Tecener conducs shor-erm and long-ermresearch and provides echnical assis-
Sherri H. LeBas, P.E.SecretaryMichael V. Martin, Ph.D.Chancellor
 
ontent
Tis publicaion is a repor o he ransporaionresearch, echnology ranser, educaion, and rainingaciviies o he Louisiana ransporaion esearchCener or July 1, 2009–June 30, 2010. Te cener issponsored joinly by he Louisiana Deparmen o ransporaion and Developmen and Louisiana SaeUniversiy.
Director’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Completed Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4Active Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6Featured Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9Education & Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12TTEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16Tech Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18Local Technical Assistance Program . . . . . . .19LTRC Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Professional Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22Sta
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