|Project Title||Smart Compaction for Infrastructure Materials|
|University||Penn State — Altoona|
|Principal Investigator(s)||Shihui Shen, Hai Huang, Bryan Schlake, and Steve Dillen
|PI Contact Information||Szs20@psu.edu|
|Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization)||Federal Share — $113,506
Penn State Altoona Match — $79,121
|Total Project Cost||$192,627|
|Start and End Dates||06/01/2020—06/01/2022|
|Brief Description of Research Project||The objectives of this project is to explore the compaction mechanisms of particulate infrastructure material from the meso scale, establish the correlation among compactor motion, particle motion and material properties (volumetric properties and engineering properties), and ultimately propose an automatic approach for real-time compaction quality control, i.e., smart compaction. This study will consist of two phases, laboratory scale evaluation and field investigation.
Management Plan (TAMP).