March 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hani NassifAbstract:
C2SMART Center researchers worked with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) to establish and implement a new smart roadway testbed along a cantilevered section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (Interstate 278) in Brooklyn, New York. This new testbed will allow the research team to collect real-time data on truck loads using embedded weigh-in-motion (WIM) sensors to measure their impact on bridges and pavements in an urban transportation infrastructure network.These and future results will be used in the recommendations for the design of the replacement structure to be built along this section of roadway in the coming years. Based on the success of this effort, the research team plans to work with NYCDOT and other agencies to bring this technology and monitoring system to other roadways for better monitoring and enforcement of overweight trucks on structures and pavements.


Dr. Hani Nassif is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Rutgers University currently working in the research area of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and Field Testing of Infrastructure facilities with emphasis on railroad as well as highway bridges. He serves as Associate Director of Outreach and Technology Transfer at C2SMART and is also an Associate Director for the Center on Research on Concrete Application for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST). Dr. Nassif has several years of practical experience in the area of structural design and construction, with long-term collaborative relationships with the NJ Department of Transportation and NJ Turnpike Authority. He was recently named to the New York City Mayor’s Expert Panel on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) replacement project.

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