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Mansour Solaimanian

Research Professor

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, University of Texas at Austin, 1990

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Pezhouhan Kheiry, Ilker Boz, Mansour Solaimanian and Tong Qiu, 2018, "Evaluation of Nondestructiveness of Resonant Column Testing for Characterization of Asphalt Concrete Properties", J. of Testing and Evaluation, 46, (2)
  • 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
  • Ilker Boz and Mansour Solaimanian, 2016, "The Effect of Aspect Ratio on the Frequency Response of Asphalt Concrete in Impact Resonance Testing", ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 44, (1)
  • Rajib Mallick and Mansour Solaimanian, 2015, "Achieving Safer Roads Through Use of System Dynamics and Porous Friction Course", Transportation Research Record, 2, (2524)
  • 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)
  • 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, 2370
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Qinwu Xu and Mansour Solaimanian, 2009, "Modeling Linear Viscoelastic Properties of Asphalt Concrete by Huet-Sayegh Model", International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 10, (6)
  • 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)
  • Qinwu Xu and Mansour Solaimanian, 2008, "Measurement and Evaluation of Asphalt Concrete Thermal Expansion and Contraction", ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 36, (2)
  • 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 Soltani and Vivek Tandon, 2006, "Simple Performance Test for Moisture Damage Prediction in Asphalt Concrete", Journal of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, 75
  • 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, 1891
  • 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
  • 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

Conference Proceedings

  • Ilker Boz and Mansour Solaimanian, 2018, "Establishing Relationship between Engineering Properties of Asphalt Concrete and Mix Parameters Using Impact Resonance Test", Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, USA
  • Xuan Chen and Mansour Solaimanian, 2018, "Effect of Mix Parameters on the Semicircular Beam Fatigue Test", Washington, DC
  • Ilker Boz, Xuan Chen and Mansour Solaimanian, 2017, "Assessment of Emulsified RAP Cold Mixes via Non-Destructive Testing"
  • Saman Barzegari, Shelley M Stoffels and Mansour Solaimanian, 2017, "Novel Application of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in Construction of New Cold-Mix Pavements"
  • Mansour W Solaimanian, Xuan Chen, Pezhouhan Tavassoti-Kheiry and Scott Milander, 2017, "Performance of RAP Cold Mixes with Polymer Modified Emulsions", Washington, DC
  • Pezhouhan Tavassoti-Kheiry, Ilker M Boz, Xuan Chen and Mansour Solaimanian, 2017, "Application of Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Testing of Asphalt Concrete Mixtures to Improve the Prediction Accuracy of Dynamic Modulus Master Curve"
  • Mansour Solaimanian, Ghassan Chehab and Marcelo Medeiros, 2016, "Evaluating Resistance of Hot Mix Asphalt Overlays to Reflective Cracking Using Geocomposites and Accelerated Loading"
  • Mansour Solaimanian, Ilker Boz and Scott Milander, 2015, "Laboratory Performance of Warm Mix Asphalt with High RAP Content"
  • 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", Washington, DC, USA
  • 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
  • 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"
  • Ilker Boz and Mansour Solaimanian, 2014, "The Impact of Specimen Size and Void Content on the Impact Resonance Testing of Asphalt Concrete", Washington, DC
  • 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, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Mansour Solaimanian, Dennis Morian and Barry Scheetz, 2012, "Cold-In-Place Recycling Using Emulsions: Challenges in Design, Construction, and Quality Control"
  • 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 Environment, ISAP 2008 Organizers, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mansour Solaimanian and Yetkin Yildrim, 2008, "Saving the Landfill: Long Term Performance of Toner Modified Asphalt Pavement", International ISAP Symposium, Asphalt Pavements and Environment, ISAP 2008 Organizers, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Hao Yin, Mansour Solaimanian and Shelley Stoffels, 2008, "A Comparison Study: Laboratory vs. In-Situ Elastic Modulus of Asphalt Concrete", Australian Road Research Board
  • Abraham Bae, Mansour Solaimanian and Shelley Stoffels, 2008, "Frost Depth Evaluation Considering Freeze-Thaw Cycles in Cold Regions", Washington, DC, USA
  • Mansour Solaimanian, Shelley Stoffels, Hao Yin and Dan Dawood, 2006, "Seasonal Effects on Roadways’ Asphalt Layers’ Strain Response to Loading", International Society of Asphalt Pavements, Lino Lake, MN, USA
  • 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", Compendium of the 81st annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, DC

Magazines/Trade Publications

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

Newsletters

  • Mansour Solaimanian, 2010, "Revisiting Water Permeability of Asphalt Pavements", Pennsylvania Asphalt Pavement Association, Paving The Way

Technical Reports

Research Projects

  • October 2016 - September 2021, "Approved Products for Low Volume Local Roads," (Sponsor: PA Department of Transportation).
  • April 2018 - October 2021, "Approved Products for Low Volume Local Roads," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • April 2018 - October 2019, "Evaluating the Effect of Post-Consumer Recycled Asphalt Shingle Use on Asphalt Pavement Performance for Pennsylvania Roadways," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • October 2017 - April 2019, "Enhanced Moisture 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).
  • January 2014 - December 2018, "Laboratory Testing of Asphalt Binders and Asphalt Concrete Using Fibers from Forta Corporation," (Sponsor: Forta Corporation).
  • February 2017 - February 2018, "Laboratory Testing and Evaluation of Asphalt Binders and Asphalt Concrete Modified with Wacker Polymers (NCEPT)," (Sponsor: Wacker Chemical Corporation).
  • March 2017 - April 2017, "Surface Improvement Course," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation).
  • March 2017 - April 2017, "PennDOT District 3-0 Surface Improvement Training," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • May 2016 - December 2017, "Laboratory Testing and Evaluation Services on Asphalt Mixtures," (Sponsor: CTI Consultants, Inc.).
  • June 2013 - May 2016, "Polymer Modified Cold Recycled Asphalt (WO 3)," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • March 2016 - April 2016, "Bituminous Surface Improvement Training for PennDOT District 3," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • June 2015 - August 2016, "Evaluation of Soil Stabilizer SF2 from Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc., Phase II," (Sponsor: Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc.).
  • May 2016 - August 2016, "Laboratory Testing and Evaluation Services on Asphalt Mixtures," (Sponsor: CTI Consultants, Inc.).
  • December 2014 - December 2016, "Open End Material Inspection and Testing Services Western Region," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission).
  • July 2014 - June 2016, "Evaluation of High Friction Surface Treatment," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • June 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 - December 2015, "Best Practices for the Design, Evaluation, and Quality Control of High Percentage RAP Mixes," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • March 2014 - September 2014, "Rumble Strip Installation on Thin Pavement Overlays," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • May 2013 - December 2014, "Potential Use and Applications for Reclaimed Millings," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • March 2014 - September 2014, "Rumble Strip Installation on Thin Pavement Overlays (WO 7)," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • January 2008 - January 2013, ".," (Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration).
  • September 2008 - December 2013, "Instruct and Provide Classroom and Laboratory Facilities for Highway Materials Engineering Academy, FHWA-NHI-131023," (Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration).
  • September 2008 - December 2013, "Instruct and Provide Classroom and Laboratory Facilities for Highway Materials Engineering Academy, FHWA-NHI-131023," (Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration).
  • February 2013 - June 2013, "NECEPT Highway Maintenance Certification Courses 2013," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • March 2012 - June 2012, "NECEPT Highway Maintenance Certification Courses 2012," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • April 2012 - June 2012, "District 3-0 Bituminous Maintenance Training and Certification Course," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • January 2010 - January 2012, "Developing Standards and Specifications for Full Depth Pavement Reclamation," (Sponsor: Quality Engineering Solutions, Inc.^).
  • January 2010 - May 2012, "Developing Standards and Specifications for Full Depth Pavement Reclamation," (Sponsor: Quality Engineering Solutions, Inc.^).
  • January 2011 - September 2011, "Development of Guidelines for Usage of High Percent RAP in Warm Mix Asphalt Pavements," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • January 2011 - November 2011, "Development of Guidelines for Usage of High Percent RAP in Warm Mix Asphalt Pavements," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • March 2011 - June 2011, "Conduct NECEPT District 3-0 Training Course," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • January 2008 - January 2011, "NECEPT Highway Maintenance Certification Courses," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • February 2010 - March 2010, "Provide Laboratory Testing Service," (Sponsor: Dow Chemical Company).
  • July 2010 - December 2010, "Evaluation of Special Surface Treatment Aged Using UV, Phase I," (Sponsor: Tensar International Corporation).
  • March 2010 - June 2010, "Deliver NECEPT Training Course in Montoursville, PA on April 6-7, 2010 for PDT District 3-0.," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • April 2009 - June 2009, "District Maintenance Certification Course," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • April 2008 - June 2009, "District NECEPT (Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology) Training to be held April 8 and 9, 2008 at Pennsylvania College of Technology," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • June 2007 - September 2009, "Correlation of Laboratory-Compacted and Field-Compacted Hot-Mix Asphalt Permeability," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • June 2007 - December 2009, "Correlation of Laboratory-Compacted and Field-Compacted Hot-Mix Asphalt Permeability, Task 2A," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • November 2005 - December 2009, "Mid-Atlantic Technician Certification Program - Phase I," (Sponsor: Maryland State Highway Administration).
  • November 2005 - October 2008, "Mid-Atlantic Technician Certification Program - Phase I," (Sponsor: Maryland State Highway Administration).
  • July 2006 - June 2008, "Field Focused Superpave Validation," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • June 2006 - November 2008, "SuperPave In-Situ Stress/Strain Investigation - Phase II (SISSI II)," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • January 2007 - November 2008, "Development of Guidelines to Minimize Moisture Damage with PennDOT District 1 Local Aggregates in HMA," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • April 2008 - December 2008, "Evaluation of Bond Perf. of Fasttrack Emulsion for Track Coat Applications," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • November 2005 - October 2008, "Mid-Atlantic Technician Certification Program - Phase I," (Sponsor: Maryland State Highway Administration).
  • April 2007 - April 2007, "District Maintenance Bituminous Certification Course," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • April 2006 - February 2007, "I-79 Preventive Maintenance Project," (Sponsor: Quality Engineering Solutions, Inc.^).
  • January 2006 - June 2006, "Field Technician Update/Refresher 1 day course," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • January 2006 - May 2006, "Asphalt Core Testing-Port Newark Container Terminal," (Sponsor: Quality Engineering Solutions, Inc.^).
  • January 2004 - May 2006, "SuperPave In-Situ Stress/Strain Investigation," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • April 2006 - June 2006, "NECEPT Pavement Technology Training," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • March 2006 - June 2006, "District Maintenance Bituminous Certification Course," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Transportation).
  • June 2006 - September 2006, "Evaluation Study of FastTrack Emulsion for Tack Coat Applications," (Sponsor: Whitaker Roads Corporation).
  • June 2005 - December 2005, "Asphalt Mix Fatigue Test," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of Transportation).
  • March 2005 - December 2005, "Preventive Maintenance I-79," (Sponsor: Quality Engineering Solutions, Inc.^).

Honors and Awards

  • International Road Federation Best Paper Award, International Road Federation, September 2015 - September 2015
  • Research Innovations Awards, Texas Department of Transportation, 2000 - 2000
  • Better Roads' Outstanding Transportation Research Award, Texas Department of Transportation, 1997 - 1997

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Search Committee for LTI Director, Larson Institute, October 2015 - 2016
  • Administrative Support Work, Member, Member of Penn State Larson Institute SMaC Committee, Strategic Management Council, October 2012 - December 2014
  • Other, Chairperson, Pennsylvania Transportation Institute Website Task Force, 2003 - 2005
  • Administrative Support Work, Administrator, Director of Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology, June 2003
  • Administrative Support Work, Director, the Infrastructure Program, Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, October 2002 - December 2005

Service to External Organizations:

  • Other, Panelist, Panel Technical Member, National Cooperative Highway Research, February 2016
  • Other, Panelist, National Cooperative Highway Research, February 2014
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Board Member, Geo-Hubei International Conference- 2014, July 2012 - July 2014
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Board Member, Geo-Hunan International Conference- 2009, October 2007 - July 2012
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Committee Member, PennDOT Committee on Development of ISO 9000-2000, 2005 - 2005
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Committee Member, NICET Construction Materials Testing Development Committee, 2005 - 2005
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, Transportation Research Board’s Expert Task Group on Superpave Communications, Outreach, and Training, August 2005 - August 2006
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Committee Member, Committee AFH60 on Flexible Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation, Transportation Research Board Committee, 2005 - 2012
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Committee Member, Committee AHD25 on Sealants and Fillers for Joints and Cracks, Transportation Research Board Committee, 2003 - 2012
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Board Member, Bituminous Technician Certification Board, 2003
  • Administrative Support Work, Committee Member, NECEPT Training Oversight Committee, September 2001
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, Technical Assistance Panel to TxDOT Research Management Committee, 1998 - 2001
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Panelist, Member of Technical Panel for NCHRP IDEA 64, National Cooperative Highway Research, 1996 - 1996
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Session Chair, 1st International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Infrastructure, July 2017
 


 

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