Overview Cement, the primary binding agent in concrete, accounts for up to 7 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, according...Read More
Senior Research Associate
Chaekuk Na is a Senior Research Associate at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He received his B.S. and M.S. in 2003 and 2005, respectively, followed by Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2009 in Korea. He joined Dr. Nassif’s RIME group in 2011. His expertise includes the research area of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and field testing of bridges, advanced Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) technology for smart roadways, and advanced cementitious materials. Before joining to RIME Group, he was a visiting scholar at Columbia University in 2010 in the department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.
His research topics cover asset management, probabilistic risk assessment, overweight enforcement policy, advanced weigh-in-motion (WIM) system, structural health monitoring of bridges, and advanced cementitious materials. The recent project for NJDOT under the Bridge Resource Program helped develop in-depth expertise in the asset management and risk assessment throughout the AASHTOWare Bridge Management (BrM). He also is working on the development of maintenance strategies of bridges for state’s asset management. Currently, he is working on the development of an advanced WIM (A-WIM) system that can provide higher accuracy of WIM system for enforcement purpose for a project under USDOT Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) entitled “Connected Cities for Smart Mobility toward Accessible and Resilient Transportation (C2SMART)”. His profound knowledge of the WIM establishment will help the project develop the procedure for reliable and accurate WIM data in a practical manner.
Development of Advanced Weigh-In-Motion (A-WIM) System for Effective Enforcement of Overweight Trucks to Reduce their Socioeconomic Impact on Major Highways
The research team will first establish a test bed for the development of the advanced WIM (A-WIM) system by collaborating...Read More
Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST)
This project has many parts, and the NYU team is currently working with Rutgers on the RE-CAST 2D subproject. This...Read More
Development of Autonomous Enforcement Approach using Advanced Weigh-In-Motion (A-WIM) System to Minimize Impact of Overweight Trucks on Infrastructure
In this study, the team investigated the effect of overweight trucks on the pavement and bridge damage from a national...Read More
Implementation and Effectiveness of Autonomous Enforcement of Overweight Trucks in an Urban Infrastructure Environment
Overview Transportation agencies have been enforcing illegal overweight trucks at the weighing stations and by the Police enforcement units. It...Read More
Integration and Operation of an Advanced Weigh-in-Motion (A-WIM) System for Autonomous Enforcement of Overweight Trucks
Trucks have been an integral part of the freight movement network in distributing goods and services to various communities; however,...Read More