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Hossain, S. M. K., Fu, L., & Hosseini, F. (2014). Evaluation of Organic Liquid Salts for Transportation Facilities. Funding Sources: Toronto Region and Conservation Authority (TRCA), Toronto, Ontario and MITACS

Hossain, S. M. K., Fu, L., Hosseini, F. (2014). Evaluation of Organic Liquid Salts for Transportation Facilities. Funding Sources: Toronto Region and Conservation Authority (TRCA), Toronto, Ontario, and MITACS Project Objectives: The overall objective of the proposed research is to review and summarize the current snow melting methods, materials, and their environmental impacts/benefits, compiling effectiveness of current and emerging organic anti-icing products in the context of snow and ice controls …Read More

Omer, R., Fu, L.,Hossain, S. M. K., Muresan, M., & Hosseini, F.(2013). Evaluation and Optimization of Winter Snow and Ice Control Operations for Railway Platforms. Funding Source: GO Transit, Metrolinx, Toronto, Ontario

Omer, R., Fu, L.,Hossain, S. M. K., Muresan, M., Hosseini, F.(2013). Evaluation and Optimization of Winter Snow and Ice Control Operations for Railway Platforms. Funding Source: GO Transit, Metrolinx, Toronto, Ontario Executive Summary Every winter season, significant quantities of salts are applied to railway platforms and transit stations to keep them free of snow and ice at all times and minimize slip and fall incidents. The application of excessive amount …Read More

Hossain, S.M. K., Fu, L., Olesen A.(2014). Effectiveness of Anti-icing Operations for Snow and Ice Control of Parking Lots and Sidewalks. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (CJCE), 41(6): 523-530, 10.1139/cjce-2013-0587

Hossain, S.M. K., Fu, L.; Olesen A.(2014). Effectiveness of Anti-icing Operations for Snow and Ice Control of Parking Lots and Sidewalks. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (CJCE), 41(6): 523-530, 10.1139/cjce-2013-058 This paper describes an empirical study aimed at investigating the performance of the anti-icing strategy for snow and ice control of parking lots and sidewalks.  The research is motivated by the need to address several key questions concerning various operational …Read More

Hossain, S.M. K.,Fu, L.,Law, B. (2014). Winter Contaminants of Parking Lots and Sidewalks: Friction Characteristics and Slipping Risk. Cold Region Engineering, Journal of American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CR.1943-5495.0000083

Hossain, S.M. K.,Fu, L.,Law, B. (2014). Winter Contaminants of Parking Lots and Sidewalks: Friction Characteristics and Slipping Risk, Cold Region Engineering, Journal of American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE),  DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CR.1943-5495.0000083 Pedestrian safety on parking lots and sidewalks is a main concern under adverse winter conditions due to the reduced friction level caused by snow and ice contaminations.  While there is an intuitive understanding that the risk of slipping is …Read More

Hossain, S.M.K., Fu, L., Lu, C.(2013). Deicing Performance of Salts: Modeling and Applications. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board of National Academics. DOI: 10.3141/2440-10, vol. 2440, pp.76-84.

Hossain, S.M.K., Fu, L., Lu, C.(2013). Deicing Performance of Salts: Modeling and Applications. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board of National Academics. DOI: 10.3141/2440-10, vol. 2440, pp.76-84. This paper describes the results of a field study aiming at quantifying the effects of various factors on the snow melting performance of salt. A large number of tests were conducted in a realistic environment over two winter seasons, covering …Read More

Kwon, T., Fu, L., Hossain, S.M.K. (2012). Effect of Inclement Weather Conditions on Macroscopic Traffic Behavior, 9th International Transportation Specialty Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE), June 6-9, 2012, Edmonton, Alberta

Kwon, T., Fu, L., Hossain, S.M.K. (2012). Effect of Inclement Weather Conditions on Macroscopic Traffic Behavior, 9th International Transportation Specialty Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE), June 6-9, 2012, Edmonton, Alberta This paper describes a study focusing on the effect of inclement weather conditions on macroscopic traffic behaviour. It is hypothesized that traffic stream patterns would vary significantly under different weather conditions (i.e. rainy and snowy weather). To test …Read More