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Mansour Solaimanian

Senior Research Associate

Affiliation(s):

  • Larson Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

mus13@psu.edu

814-863-1903

Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Pavement materials testing and characterization, pavement evaluation, geotechnical testing and engineering.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Civil Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic Institute, 1980
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1986
  • Ph D, Civil Engineering, the University of Texas at Austin, 1990

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Ilker Boz and Mansour Solaimanian, 2016, "Investigating the effect of rejuvenators on low-temperature properties of recycled asphalt using impact resonance test", International Journal of Pavement Engineering
  • Pezhouhan Kheiry, Mansour Solaimanian and Tong Qiu, 2016, "Characterization of High RAP/RAS Content Asphalt Mixtures Using Resonant Column Tests", ASCE J. of Materials in Civil Engineering., 28, (11), pp. 6
  • Rajib Mallick and Mansour Solaimanian, 2015, "Achieving Safer Roads Through Use of System Dynamics and Porous Friction Course", Transportation Research Record, 2, (2524), pp. 12
  • Ilker Boz and Mansour Solaimanian, 2015, "The Effect of Aspect Ratio on the Frequency Response of Asphalt Concrete in Impact Resonance Testing", ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation
  • Pezhouhan Kheiry, Tong Qiu and Mansour Solaimanian, 2015, "Characterization of Warm Mix Asphalt through Resonant Column Testing", ASCE J. of Materials in Civil Engineering., 27, (10), pp. 6
  • Mansour Solaimanian and Ilker Boz, 2014, "Characterizing RAP Binder Properties through Impact Resonance Testing of Asphalt Mixtures", J. of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists,, 83
  • Laxmikanth Premkumar, Ghassan Chehab and Mansour Solaimanian, 2013, "Evaluation of Low Temperature Properties of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures", J. of the Transportation Research Board. Volume 2370, 2013, pp. 13
  • Marcelo S Medeiros, Ghassan Chehab and Mansour Solaimanian, 2012, "Investigation of An Ultra-Rapid Setting Emulsion for Tack Coat Applications", Transportation Research Record, J. of the Transportation Research Board,, (2293), pp. 9
  • Mansour Solaimanian, Chieh-Tang Chang and Ghassan Chehab, 2012, "Evaluation of Moisture Susceptibility in Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement Using Model Mobile Load Simulator", International Journal of Pavement Engineering and Asphalt Technology, 13, (2), pp. 16
  • Mansour Solaimanian and Chieh-Tang Chang, 2011, "Effectiveness of Liquid Antistripping Additives to Improve Moisture Damage Resistance of Asphalt Concrete Using Dynamic Modulus Test", International Journal of Pavements, 10, (1-2-3), pp. 12
  • Qinwu Xu and Mansour Solaimanian, 2010, "Modeling Temperature Distribution and Thermal Property of Asphalt concrete for Laboratory Testing Applications", International J. of Construction and Building Materials, 24, (4), pp. 11
  • Qinwu Xu and Mansour Solaimanian, 2009, "Modeling Linear Viscoelastic Properties of Asphalt Concrete by Huet-Sayegh Model", International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 10, (6), pp. 21
  • Hao Yin, Shelley Stoffels and Mansour Solaimanian, 2008, "Optimization of Asphalt Pavement Modeling based on the Global-Local 3D FEM Approach", International Journal of Road Materials and Pavements Design, 9, (2), pp. 11
  • Qinwu Xu and Mansour Solaimanian, 2008, "Measurement and Evaluation of Asphalt Concrete Thermal Expansion and Contraction", ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 36, (2), pp. 10
  • Hao Yin, Mansour Solaimanian, Laxmikanth Kumar and Shelley Stoffels, 2007, "The Effect of Loading Time on Flexible Pavement Dynamic Response: A Finite Element Analysis", International Journal of Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, 11, (3)
  • Mansour Solaimanian, David Fedor, Ramon Bonaquist, Ali Soltai and Vivek Tandon, 2006, "Simple Performance Test for Moisture Damage Prediction in Asphalt Concrete", Journal of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, 75, pp. 30
  • Vivek Tandon, Ramon Bonaquist, Babu S Kambham and Mansour Solaimanian, 2004, "Results of Simple Performance Tests and Environmental Conditioning System Integration Efforts", Transportation Research Record, J. of the Transportation Research Board, pp. 13
  • Huang-Hsiung Lin, Mansour Solaimanian and Thomas Kennedy, 2001, "A General Approach to Payment Adjustments for Flexible Pavements Considering Multiple Distress Indicators", ASCE J. of Transportation Engineering, 127, (1)
  • Yetkin Yildrim, Mansour Solaimanian and Thomas Kennedy, 2000, "Mixing and Compaction Temperatures for Superpave Mixes", Journal of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, 69
  • Yetkin Yildrim, Mansour Solaimanian, Robert B McGennis and Thomas Kennedy, 2000, "A Comparative Analysis of Volumetric Properties for Superpave Gyratory Compactors", Transportation Research Record, J. of the Transportation Research Board,, 1712
  • Thomas Kennedy, Weng Tam and Mansour Solaimanian, 1998, "Optimizing Use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement with the Superpave System", J. of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists,, 67, pp. 23
  • Mansour Solaimanian, Thomas W Kennedy and Rakesh Tripathi, 1998, "Performance Characteristics of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures Modified by Waste Toner", Transportation Research Record, J. of the Transportation Research Board,, 1638
  • Mansour Solaimanian and Maghsoud Tahmoressi, 1996, "Variability Analysis of Hot-Mixed Asphalt Concrete Containing High Percent Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements", Transportation Research Record, J. of the Transportation Research Board,, 1543
  • Jorge Sousa and Mansour Solaimanian, 1994, "An Abridged Procedure to Predict Permanent Deformation of Asphalt Concrete Pavements Using the Constant Height Repeated Shear Test", Transportation Research Record, J. of the Transportation Research Board,, 1448
  • Mansour Solaimanian and Thomas W Kennedy, 1994, "Predicting Maximum Pavement Temperature Using Maximum Air Temperature and Hourly Solar Radiation", Transportation Research Record, J. of the Transportation Research Board,, 1417, pp. 11
  • Thomas W Kennedy, Maghsoud Tahmoressi and Mansour Solaimanian, 1989, "Evaluation of a Thin Lift Nuclear Density Gauge", Transportation Research Record, J. of the Transportation Research Board,, 1217, pp. 11

Conference Proceedings

  • Mansour Solaimanian, Ghassan Chehab and Marcelo Medeiros, 2016, "Evaluating Resistance of Hot Mix Asphalt Overlays to Reflective Cracking Using Geocomposites and Accelerated Loading", Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 407-418
  • Mansour Solaimanian, Ilker Boz and Scott Milander, 2015, "Laboratory Performance of Warm Mix Asphalt with High RAP Content", pp. 13
  • Rajib Mallick, Ryan Worsman, Hui Li, John Harvey, Mansour Solaimanian and Ray Myers, 2015, "Comparison of Temperatures from Hot-Mix Asphalt and Geosynthetic-Reinforced Higher-Albedo Chip Seal", Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 16
  • Shervin Jahangirnejad, Dennis Morian, Barry Scheetz, Mansour Solaimanian and Mansour Solaimanian, 2015, "Use of Fluidized Bed Combustion Ash in Full Depth Reclamation", ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 256, ASCE, USA, pp. 9
  • Mansour Solaimanian and Ilker Boz, 2015, "Use of Impact Resonance Test for Determination of Optimum Rejuvenator Content for Recycled Asphalt Pavements", IRF, Washington, DC, USA
  • Ilker Boz and Mansour Solaimanian, 2014, "Design of Cement Stabilized Full Depth Reclaimed Mixes using Superpave Gyratory Compactor", International Society of Asphalt Pavements - Taylor&Francis Group, USA, pp. 9
  • Mansour Solaimanian and Scott Milander, 2014, "Challenges in Characterization of Recycled Asphalt Shingles", GSP 255, Proc. Geohubei International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure – Innovative Technologies and Materials, merican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA, pp. 8
  • Mansour Solaimanian, 2014, "The Impact of Specimen Size and Void Content on the Impact Resonance Testing of Asphalt Concrete", Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, USA
  • Mansour Solaimanian, Dennis Morian and Barry Scheetz, 2012, "Cold-In-Place Recycling Using Emulsions: Challenges in Design, Construction, and Quality Control", pp. 10
  • Mansour Solaimanian and Chieh-Tang Chang, 2010, "Using Dynamic Modulus Test as a Tool to Determine Resistance of Asphalt Concrete to Moisture Damage"
  • Mansour Solaimanian, Abraham Bae and Shelley Stoffels, 2008, "Magnitude and Rate of Frost Penetration in Asphalt Pavements of Northeast United States", International ISAP Symposium, Asphalt Pavements and Envirnment, ISAP 2008 Organizers, Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 9
  • Mansour Solaimanian and Yetkin Yildrim, 2008, "Saving the Landfill: Long Term Performance of Toner Modified Asphalt Pavement", International ISAP Symposium, Asphalt Pavements and Envirnment, ISAP 2008 Organizers, Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 7
  • Hao Yin, Mansour Solaimanian and Shelley Stoffels, 2008, "A Comparison Study: Laboratory vs. In-Situ Elastic Modulus of Asphalt Concrete", Australian Road Research Board, pp. 19
  • Abraham Bae, Mansour Solaimanian and Shelley Stoffels, 2008, "Frost Depth Evaluation Considering Freeze-Thaw Cycles in Cold Regions", Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 20
  • Shelley Stoffels, Mansour Solaimanian, Dennis Morian and Ali Soltani, 2006, "Field Instrumentation and Testing Data from Pennsylvania’s Superpave In-Situ Stress/Strain Investigation", American Society of Civil Engineers
  • David A Anderson, Mansour Solaimanian and Shelley M Stoffels, 2003, "Instrumentation and Data Collection for the Superpave In-Situ Stress/Strain Investigation", II
  • Mansour Solaimanian, John Harvey, Maghsoud Tahmoressi and Vivek Tandon, 2003, "Test Methods to Predict Moisture Sensitivity of Hot-Mix Asphalt Pavements", Transportation Research Board
  • Mansour Solaimanian, John Bohuslav and Yetkin Yildrim, 2002, "Comparison of Hot Poured Crack Sealant to Emulsified Asphalt Crack Sealant", Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC
  • Ilker Boz, Xuan Chen and Mansour Solaimanian, , "Assessment of Emulsified RAP Cold Mixes via Non-Destructive Testing", ASCE International Conference on Highway Pavements & Airfield Technology
  • Saman Barzegari, Shelley M Stoffels and Mansour Solaimanian, , "Novel Application of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in Construction of New Cold-Mix Pavements", ASCE International Conference on Highway Pavements & Airfield Technology
  • Mansour Solaimanian, Xuan Chen, Pezhouhan Tavassoti-Kheiry and Scott Milander, , "Performance of RAP Cold Mixes with Polymer Modified Emulsions", TRB, USA
  • Pezhouhan Tavassoti-Kheiry, Ilker M Boz, Xuan Chen and Mansour Solaimanian, , "Application of Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Testing of Asphalt Concrete Mixtures to Improve the Prediction Accuracy of Dynamic Modulus Master Curve", ASCE International Conference on Highway Pavements & Airfield Technology

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Gary Hoffman and Mansour Solaimanian, 2015, "Thin is In", Highway Builder, Publication of The Associated Pennsylvania Constructors, 94, (1)

Technical Reports

Manuscripts

  • Mansour Solaimanian and C.-T. Chang, , "Evaluating Effectiveness of Liquid Antistripping Additives to Improve Moisture Damage Resistance of Asphalt Concrete Using Dynamic Modulus Test", International Journal of Pavement Engineering

Research Projects

  • October 2016 - September 2021, "Approved Products for Low Volume Local Roads," (Sponsor: PA Department of Transportation).
  • October 2017 - March 2019, "Enhanced Mositure Sensitivity Study," (Sponsor: Wisconsin Department of Transportation).
  • October 2016 - October 2019, "Evaluating the Effect of Post-Consumer Recycled Asphalt Shingle Use on Asphalt Pavement Performance for Pennsylvania," (Sponsor: PA Department of Transportation).
  • March 2017 - April 2017, "NECEPT Surface Improvement Course," (Sponsor: PA Department of Transportation).
  • January 2016 - December 2017, "CTI Asphalt Mixes," (Sponsor: CTI Consultants).
  • January 2014 - December 2017, "Forta Corporation Fiber Evaluation," (Sponsor: Forta Corporation).
  • February 2017 - September 2017, "Testing and Evaluation of Asphalt Binders and Asphalt Concrete Modified with Wacker Polymers," (Sponsor: Wacker Chemical Corporation).
  • July 2011 - June 2016, "Approved Products for Low Volume Local Roads," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • July 2012 - June 2016, "Evaluation of Thin Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • July 2014 - June 2016, "Evaluation of High Friction Surface Treatment," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • July 2014 - December 2015, "Best Practices for the Design, Evaluation, and Quality Control of High Percentage RAP Mixes," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).

Honors and Awards

  • International Road Federation Best Paper Award, International Road Federation, September 2015 - September 2015

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Member, Member of Penn State Larson Institute SMaC Committee, Strategic Management Council, October 2012 - December 2014
  • Committee Member, Search Committee for LTI Director, Larson Institute, October 2015
  • Administrator, Director of Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology, June 2003

Service to External Organizations:

  • Board Member, Geo-Hubei International Conference- 2014, July 2012 - July 2014
  • Board Member, Geo-Hunan International Conference- 2009, October 2007 - July 2012
  • Panelist, National Cooperative Highway Research, February 2014
  • Panelist, Panel Technical Member, National Cooperative Highway Research, February 2016
  • Committee Member, NECEPT Training Oversight Committee, September 2001
 


 

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Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

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The Pennsylvania State University

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Phone: 814-865-1891