Center for Safety Equity in Transportation

rural • isolated • tribal • indigenous

Dust Palliative Particle Residence Time Calculator

  • Completed

    CSET Project #: 1810

    Project Funding: CSET & UAF

  • Start Date: July 2018

    End Date: December 2020

Principal Investigator(s)

Jonathan B. Metzgar

Project Summary

Previous research efforts at UAF have established that dust palliative performance may be compared using a calculation called the mean particle residence time τ (MPRT) [Bar18]. This calculation currently uses an Excel spreadsheet and manual processing of raw data. This makes sharing dust palliative MPRT reports time consuming and prone to error. We propose developing a cloud-based calculator to automate this process to automatically generate the report and share with Alaska Department of Transportation personnel to support continued research with comparative dust palliative studies.