Joseph F. Labuz

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Resilient modulus, shear strength, dielectric permittivity, and shear and compressional wave speed values were determined for 36 soil specimens created from the six soil samples. These values show that the soils had larger stiffnesses at low moisture contents. It was also noted during testing that some non-uniformity was present within the axial(More)
The objective of this project was to provide a qualitative assessment of the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Intelligent Compaction (IC) Specifications. IC is an attractive approach to evaluate the compaction quality because it involves continuous and instantaneous evaluation of the soil through machine-drive power or drum vibration monitoring.(More)
The objective of the project was to outline best practices for the selection of asphalt pavement recycling techniques from the many choices that are available. The report specifically examines cold-in-place recycling (CIR), plain full depth reclamation (FDR), and mill & overlay (M&O). Interviews, surveys, and site visits were conducted at both Mn/DOT(More)
Earth pressure cells, tiltmeters, strain gages, inclinometer casings, and survey reflectors were installed in fall 2002 during construction of a 26-ft (7.9-m) high Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) reinforced concrete cantilever retaining wall. A data acquisition system with remote access monitored some 60 sensors on a continual basis.(More)
This paper reports on the feasibility of locating microcracks using multiple-sensor measurements of the acoustic emissions (AEs) generated by crack inception and propagation. Microcrack localization has obvious application in non-destructive structural health monitoring. Experimental data was obtained by inducing the cracks in rock specimens during a(More)
The recent collapse of the I-35W bridge has highlighted the need for continual health monitoring of bridges. Currently, bridges are mainly inspected visually. The recent advances in wireless sensor networks, micromechanical sensors and acoustic emission (AE) processing techniques have opened new possibilities for monitoring of the health of bridges and the(More)