TR744 - TRANSFER OF THE IOWA DOT CULVERTS WEB-TOOL PROTOTYPE TO IOWA DOT MAINFRAME

(2019) TR744 - TRANSFER OF THE IOWA DOT CULVERTS WEB-TOOL PROTOTYPE TO IOWA DOT MAINFRAME. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

A data-driven approach embedded in a web-based problem-solving environment was developed through a previous Iowa Highway Research Board IHRB project (IHRB TR-655) for providing the critical information needed for designing and maintaining culverts operational and free of sedimentation. The full description of the web-tool concept, cyberinfrastructure, and its functional and operational features are described in the report of the aforementioned project. The web-tool was presented at several state, regional and national events and was well received by a wide variety of potential users. Based on this positive feedback the TR-655 Technical Advisory Committee suggested to transfer the prototype portal within Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) information technology infrastructure for internal usage by IDOT personnel associated with culvert design and operations. The IHRB project TR-744 provided the funds for customizing the prototype and transitioning the culvert web-tool in the IDOT computer environment. The web-tool makes relevant pre- and post-construction culvert data easily accessible in one place irrespective of their provenance. User-friendly portal interfaces allow users to prepare a systematic plan for culvert monitoring, and offer means for quantitative assessment of the potential for sediment deposit formation.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: culvert sedimentation, multi-barrel culverts, decision support, web-portal, culvert design specifications
Subjects: Transportation > Data and Information Technology
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 30689
Deposited By: Cheryl Cowie
Deposited On: 06 Sep 2019 01:52
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 01:52
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/30689