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Khazanovich, Lev
Civil & Environmental Engr
Khazanovich, Lev
Anthony Gill Chair Professor
Faculty
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Office: 703 Benedum Hall
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Dr. Khazanovich received his BS from Leningrad Institute of Civil Engineering and PhD from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining Pitt, he was a professor at the University of Minnesota. Over the past 25 years he has been involved in various aspects of pavement research, design, and evaluation, including performance prediction modeling, non-destructive testing, and finite element modeling. During development of the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, Dr. Khazanovich served as a member of Rigid Pavement Leadership Team responsible for structural modeling of rigid pavements and overlays, development of neural networks to predict critical structural responses, subgrade characterization procedures, and development of faulting prediction. His papers have received awards from the Transportation Research Board and International Society for Concrete Pavement. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering and a former member of Board of Directors of the International Society for Concrete Pavements. 

 

PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois (1994)

 

Engineer Diploma (with honors) in Civil Engineering, Leningrad Institute of Civil Engineering (1983)

 

Pavement research, design, and evaluation

 

University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) Faculty Scholar, 2004-2017

  • 2014 CTS Research Partnership Award, Honorable Mention
  • 2011 CTS Research Partnership Award, Honorable Mention
  • 2009 CTS Research Partnership Award, Honorable Mention
  • 2006 CTS Research Partnership Award, Honorable Mention

International Society of Concrete Pavements, Board of Directors (2012)

Transportation Research Board, Geology and Properties of Earth Materials Section 2010 Best Paper Award (with co-author L. Johanneck) (2010)

 

International Society of Concrete Pavements (ISCP) Eldon J. Yoder Award for the Best Paper at the Seventh International Conference on Concrete Pavement (with coauthors M.I. Darter, M. Snyder, S. Rao, and J. Hallin (2001)

State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) Visiting Professor, São Paulo Technical University, São Paulo, Brazil (July-August 2006)

 

1.    Khazanovich, L and D. Tompkins (2016).  “Localized M-E Design Tool Based on the AASHTO M-E Design Procedure,” accepted for presentation at the 11th International Conference on Concrete Pavements (ICCP) San Antonio, Texas, USA, August 28-September 1.
2.    Tompkins, D. L. Khazanovich, L and M. Darter (2016).  “MnROAD SHRP2 R21 Composite Concrete Section Performance after Five-Years of Service,” accepted for presentation at the 11th International Conference on Concrete Pavements (ICCP) San Antonio, Texas, USA, August 28-September 1.
3.    Haider, S., W. Brink, N. Buch, and L. Khazanovich (2016).  “Local Calibration of Joint Faulting Model by Using Resampling Techniques,” accepted for presentation at the 11th International Conference on Concrete Pavements (ICCP) San Antonio, Texas, USA, August 28-September 1.
4.    Alland, K., J. Vandenbossche, S. Sachs, J. DeSantis, T. Burnham, and L. Khazanovich (2016).”Failure Modes in Unbonded Concrete Overlays,” accepted for presentation at the 11th International Conference on Concrete Pavements (ICCP) San Antonio, Texas, USA, August 28-September 1.
5.    Booshehrian, A., A. Louhghalam, L. Khazanovich, and F.-J. Ulm. (2016). “Assessment Of Pavement Deflection-Caused Fuel Consumption Via FWD Data,” TRB 954nd Annual Meeting, paper 16-6246, Washington, D.C.
6.    Khazanovich, L. and B. Izevbekhai (2015). “Acoustic Characteristics of Concrete Pavement Surfaces at MnROAD,” 3rd International Conference on Best Practices for Concrete Pavements,” Bonito, Brazil, October 28-30, Brazil.
7.    Khazanovich. L. and K. Hoegh (2015). ”Quantitative Ultrasonic Evaluation of Concrete Structures Using One-Sided Access,” 42nd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 26-31.
8.    Freeseman, K., Lev Khazanovich, and Kyle Hoegh (2015). “Characterization of Concrete at Various Freeze Thaw Damage Conditions Using SH-Waves”, 42nd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 26-31.
9.    Hoegh, K., D. Clayton, K. Freeseman, and L. Khazanovich (2015) “Construction and Preliminary Testing of an NPP Concrete Containment Wall with Simulated Defects,” American Nuclear Society - ANS International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology, Charlotte, NC.
10.    Freeseman, K., K. Hoegh, and L. Khazanovich (2015). “Use of Shear Velocity Array System for Monitoring Flexural Strength Development of Concrete Mixes,” TRB 94nd Annual Meeting,  paper  15-1887, Washington, D.C.
11.    Hoegh, K., D. Clayton, C. Ferraro, and L. Khazanovich  (2014) “Ultrasonic Linear Array Validation via Concrete Test Blocks," 41st Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 26-31.
12.    Tompkins, D., L. Khazanovich, and J. Bolander (2014). “Lattice Models of Debonding in Composite Concrete Pavements,” Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures, Vol. 1, EURO-C conference series, St. Anton am Alberg, Austria.
13.    Hoegh, K., T. Burnham, R. Lederle, and L. Khazanovich (2014). “Non-Destructive Evaluation of Thickness Variation at MnROAD,” ,” TRB 93nd Annual Meeting,  paper 14-5174, Washington, D.C.
14.    Tompkins, D., L. Khazanovich, L. Johanneck, and M. Jensen (2014). “A Direct Method for Accounting for Local Weigh-in-Motion Traffic Data in Mechanistic-Empirical Design Procedure for Rigid Pavements,” TRB 93nd Annual Meeting,  paper 14-2126, Washington, D.C.
15.    Khazanovich, L. and K. Tuleubekov (2013), “Micromechanical Model for Concrete Creep,” Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete: Concreep-9,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
16.    Khazanovich, L., D. Tompkins, and T. Clyne (2013). “Incorporation of Mechanistic-Empirical Faulting Model into Design of Composite Pavements,” TRB 92nd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 13-3271, Washington, D.C.
17.    Lederle, R., K. Hoegh, T. Burnham, and L. Khazanovich (2013). “Drainage Capabilities of a Non-Woven Fabric Interlayer in an Unbonded Concrete Overlay,” TRB 92nd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 13-4107, Washington, D.C.
18.    Tan, S., L. Khazanovich, J. Siekmeir, and K. Hill (2013). “Discrete Element Modeling of the Effect of Moisture in the Light Weight Deflectometer Test Using Liquid Bridges,” TRB 92nd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 13-4664, Washington, D.C.
19.    Hoegh, K., L. Khazanovich, and H.T. Yu (2012). “Shear Wave Method for Concrete Pavement Diagnostics,” CD Proceeding of the Tenth International Conference on Concrete Pavements, Quebec, Canada.
20.    Darter, M.I., S. Rao, L. Khazanovich, and D. Tompkins (2012) “Long Life Composite Pavement Systems,” International Conference on Long Life Pavements, Seattle, Washington.
21.    Izevbekhai, B., L. Khazanovich, and V. Voller (2012). “Development and Application of a Phenomenological Tire Pavement Acoustic Prediction Model,” TRB 91st Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 12-2183, Washington, D.C.
22.    Khazanovich, L. and M.I. Darter (2012). ” Lessons Learned from MEPDG Development – A Confession of the JPCP MEPDG Developers,” CD Proceeding of the Tenth International Conference on Concrete Pavements, Quebec, Canada.
23.    Saxena, P. and L. Khazanovich (2012). “Structural Modeling of Temperature Curling and Axle Loading of Rigid Pavements Using Different k-values,” CD Proceeding of the Tenth International Conference on Concrete Pavements, Quebec, Canada.
24.    Rao, S., D. Tompkins, M. Vancura, L. Khazanovich, and M.I. Darter (2011). “Design and Construction of a Sustainable Composite Pavement at MnROAD Facility--Recycled Concrete Pavement with Hot Mix Asphalt Surface,” TRB 90th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 11-4062, Washington, D.C.

25.    Tompkins, D., M. Vancura, S. Rao, L. Khazanovich, and M.I. Darter (2011)."Construction of Sustainable Pavements: Two-Layer Concrete Pavements at Mn/ROAD Facility," TRB 90th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 11-0769, Washington, D.C.

26.    Vancura, M, L. Khazanovich, and K. MacDonald (2011). “Effectiveness of Maintenance of Pervious Concrete Pavements' Permeability with Conventional Municipal Utility Equipment,” TRB 90th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 11-0941, Washington, D.C.
27.    Tompkins, D., L. Khazanovich, and J. Balbo (2010). “Modification of Bazant Size Effect Law for Analysis of Slab Curling,” CD Proceedings of the 7th International DUT-Workshop on Design and Performance of Sustainable and Durable Concrete Pavements, Carmona, Spain.
28.    Tompkins, D., L. Khazanovich, and J. Bolander (2010). “Lattice Models of Debonding in Composite Concrete Pavements,” CD Proceedings of the 7th International DUT-Workshop on Design and Performance of Sustainable and Durable Concrete Pavements, Carmona, Spain.
29.    Vancura, M., K. MacDonald, and L. Khazanovich (2010). “The Relationship of Pervious Concrete Pavement Distress and Success to Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Environment,” TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 10-2861, Washington, D.C.
30.    Bly, P., A. Shamim, L. Khazanovich, R. Barnes, and B. Worel (2009). “Effects of Pavement Design on Frost Heave at MnROAD,” TRB 88th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 09-3181, Washington, D.C.
31.    Guarav, G., S.F. Wojtkiewicz, and L. Khazanovich (2009). “Optimal Design of Flexible Pavements using a Framework of DAKOTA and MEPDG,” TRB 88th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 09-2206, Washington, D.C.

32.    Hoegh, K., and L. Khazanovich (2009). “Core-Free Ultra Sonic Technique for Evaluation of Concrete Pavements,” TRB 88th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 09-3775, Washington, D.C.
33.    Hill, K., Yohannes, B., and L. Khazanovich (2008). “Toward a Unified Mechanistic Approach for Modeling Tests of Unbound Materials,” TRB 87th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 08-2679, Washington, D.C.
34.    Hoegh, K., H.T. Yu, and L. Khazanovich (2008). “Magnetic Imaging Tolls Scanner (MIT Scan-2). Application in North America: Five Years After,”  Proceeding of the Ninth International Conference on Concrete Pavements, 450–462, San Francisco, CA.
35.    Khazanovich, L. and B. Izebekhai (2008). “Trend of Pavement on Board Sound Intensity with Respect to Texture Degradation Patterns in MnROAD Test Cells,” Proceedings of the 23rd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering (Noise-con 08) and Sound Quality Symposium (Sqs 08), 1: 160-172.
36.    Khazanovich, L., S.F. Wojtkiewicz, and R. Velasquez (2008). “MEPDG-RED: Framework for Reliability Analysis with Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Procedure,” TRB 87th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD, paper 08-3142, Washington, D.C.
37.    Tompkins, D. and L. Khazanovich (2007). “Concrete Pavement Research at the Minnesota Road Research Project (MnROAD),” Compendium of Papers for the International Workshop on Best Practices for Concrete Pavements, Recife, Brazil.    
38.    Velasquez, R., M. Marasteanu, L. Khazanovich, and M. Jensen (2007). “Comprehensive Evaluation Approach of Flexible MEPDG for Minnesota Conditions,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Characterization of Pavement and Soil Engineering Materials, 2: 1709–1722, Taylor and Francis Group, Edited by Andreas Loizos, Tom Scarpas, and Imad Al-Qadi.  Athens, Greece.
39.    Celauro, C. and L. Khazanovich (2006). “The 2002 Mechanistic-Empirical Design Procedure for Flexible Pavements: How to Implement it in Italy,” CD Proceedings of 3rd International SIIV Congress on CD, Barl, Italy.
40.    Darter, M.I.,  J. Mallela, G. E. Larson, C. Rao, L. Titus-Glover, and L. Khazanovich (2006). “Use of Mechanistic-Empirical Procedures for Design of Long-life Concrete Pavements,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Long-Life Concrete Pavements, 317–333, Chicago, Illinois.
41.    Khazanovich, L. and H.T. Yu (2005). “Accounting for Concrete Shrinkage in the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Procedure,” Creep, Shrinkage And Durability of Concrete And Concrete Structures: Concreep 7, 287-292, Nantes, France.
42.    Roesler, J., L. Khazanovich, and D. Tompkins (2006). “Integration of Advanced Material, Numerical, and Failure Models for Long-life Concrete Pavements,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Long-Life Concrete Pavements, 285–316, Chicago, Illinois.
43.    Khazanovich, L. and A. Gotlif (2005). “Evaluation of PCC Joint Stiffness Using LTPP Data,” Proceedings, Proceeding of the Eighth International Conference on Concrete Pavements, 1120–1137, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
44.    Khazanovich, L., B. Worel, and E. Lukanen (2005). “Use of MnROAD to Support the Development and Further Refinement of the Current Mechanistic Design Guide,” CD Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Trondheim, Norway.
45.    Khazanovich, L., I. Yut, D. Tompkins, and A. Schultz (2005). “The Second Generation of Minnesota Accelerated Loading Facility: Minne-ALF-2,” Proceeding of the Eighth International Conference on Concrete Pavements, 1013–1029, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
46.    Darter, M.I., L. Khazanovich, H.T. Yu, O. Selezneva, J. Hallin, L. Titus-Glover, and G. Larson  (2004). “Design of Jointed Concrete Pavement Using Incremental Damage,” CD Proceedings of the 5th International CROW Workshop on Fundamental Modeling of the Design and Performance of Concrete Pavements, Istanbul, Turkey.
47.    Khazanovich, L. (2004). “Curling Analysis of Slabs on Pasternak Foundation,” CD Proceedings of the 5th International CROW Workshop on Fundamental Modeling of the Design and Performance of Concrete Pavements, Istanbul, Turkey.
48.    Khazanovich, L. and A. Gotlif (2003). “Evaluation of Joint and Crack Load Transfer for LTPP Pavement Sections,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Highway Pavement Data, Analysis and Mechanistic Design Applications, 263-277, Columbus, Springs, Colorado.
49.    Darter, M.I., L. Khazanovich, M. Snyder, S. Rao, and J. Hallin (2001). “Development and Calibration of a Mechanistic Design Procedure for Jointed Plain Concrete Pavements,” Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Concrete Pavements, 113–131, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
50.    Khazanovich, L., N. Buch, A. Gotlif, and M. Eacker (2001). “Mechanistic Evaluation of Vertical Misalignment of Dowel Bars and Their Effect on Joint Performance,” Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Concrete Pavements, 539-554, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
51.    Yu, H.T. and L. Khazanovich (2001). “Effect of Construction Curling on Concrete Pavement Behavior,” Proceedings, Proceedings, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Concrete Pavements, 55–67, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
52.    Khazanovich, L., H.T. Yu, and C.A. Beckemeyer (2000). “Application of ISLAB2000 for Forensic Studies,” Proceedings of the Second International Symposium 3D Finite Element for Pavement Analysis, Design, and Research, 433–450, Charleston, WV.
53.    Khazanovich, L. (1999). “Dynamic Analysis of FWD Test Results for Rigid Pavements,” ASTM Special Technical Publication, 1375: 398-412.
54.    Khazanovich, L., T. McPeak, and S. Tayabji (1999). “LTPP Rigid Pavement FWD Deflection Analysis and Backcalculation Procedure,” ASTM Special Technical Publication, 1375: 246-266.
55.    Darter, M.I., J. Hallin, L. Khazanovich, and S. Tayabji (1998). “Development and Calibration of a Mechanistic-Empirical Design Procedure for Rigid Pavements,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on the Design and Evaluation of Concrete Pavements, Bucaco, Portugal.
56.    Khazanovich, L. (1998). “Dynamic Interpretation of FWD Test Results,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on the Design and Evaluation of Concrete Pavements, Bucaco, Portugal.
57.    Khazanovich, L. and T. McPeack (1998). “Backcalculation for Rigid Pavements - Theory and Practice,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Engineering Science, 1:1689–1694, ICES’98, Atlanta, Georgia.
58.    Khazanovich, L. and J. Roesler (1998). “Finite Element Modeling of Cracks in PCC Pavements,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on the Design and Evaluation of Concrete Pavements, Bucaco, Portugal.
59.    Khazanovich, L. and H.T. Yu  (1998). “Determination of Critical Stresses in Concrete Pavements,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Engineering Science, 1:1695–1700, ICES’98, Atlanta, Georgia.
60.    Khazanovich, L., M.I. Darter, and K. Smith (1997). “Transverse Crack Deterioration Model for JRCP,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Concrete Pavement Design and Materials for High Performance, 311–327, Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana.
61.    McPeak, T.J. and L. Khazanovich (1997). “Backcalculation of Asphalt-Overlaid Concrete Pavements,” Proceedings of the 1997 ASCE Airfield Pavement Conference, 107-124, Seattle, Washington.
62.    Ioannides, A.M. and L. Khazanovich (1994). “Analytical and Numerical Methods for Multi-Layered Concrete Pavements,” Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on the Design and Evaluation of Concrete Pavements, Krumbach, Austria.
63.    Kuo, C.-M. and L. Khazanovich (1994). “Analysis of Edge Loading of Finite Size Slab-on-Grade.” Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on the Design and Evaluation of Concrete Pavements, 34–45, Krumbach, Austria.
64.    Ioannides, A.M. and L. Khazanovich (1994). “Backcalculation Procedures for Three-Layered Concrete Pavements,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads and Airfields, 77–91, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
65.    Khazanovich, L. and A.M. Ioannides (1993). “Glasnost and Concrete Pavement Engineering: Insights Concerning Slab-on-Grade From the Former Soviet Union,” Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Concrete Pavement Design and Rehabilitation, 3–18, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.