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Harris, R. A.

Professor

OFFICE:  WS 06-C

PHONE:  (502) 852 - 4566

E-MAIL:  al.harris@louisville.edu

 

Education

    • Ph. D., Civil Engineering, 1985, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • M.S., Civil Engineering, 1984, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1979, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Associate, Civil Engineering, 1969, Southern Technical Institute, Marietta, Georgia

 

Registration (P.E.)

    • Georgia
    • Kentucky
    • Tennessee

 

Experience

    • Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
University of Louisville
1991-Present

    • Associate Professor

            Department of Civil Engineering
            University of Louisville
            1985-1991

    • Research Instructor

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
1983-1985

    • Transportation Engineer III

Georgia Department of Transportation
Atlanta, Georgia
1980-1983

    • Transportation Engineer II

Georgia Department of Transportation
Atlanta, Georgia
1979-1980

 

Research

    • Academy for Community Transportation Innovation

            US Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration/subcontractor to UK Transportation Center

            Value:  $1,082,819

            Ongoing

    • Georgia Department of Transportation

            Highway Noise Models

            Value:  $125,000

            2000 - 2002

    • Arizona Department of Transportation

Highway Noise (Two Contracts)
Value: $194,000
1998 - 2000

    • Colorado Department of Transportation

Highway Noise
Value: $56,000
1996 - 1998

    • American Society of Civil Engineers

Civil Engineering Research Foundation, Highway Innovative Technology Center (HITEC)
Highway Noise
Value: $56,000
1996 - 1998

    • Washington State Department of Transportation

Highway Noise (Four Contracts)
Value: $150,000
1991 - 1995

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapter

    • Cohn, L., R. Harris, and P. Lederer, “Environmental and Energy Considerations”, Transportation Planning Handbook, 2nd Edition, J. Edwards, (ed.), Institute of Transportation Engineers, 1999, pp. 239-288.

 

Monograph

    • Cohn, L., R. Harris, and L. Fleming, Guidelines for Evaluating the Performance of Highway Sound Barriers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF), Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), Report 96-04, Product 24, October, 1996, 45 pages.

 

Refereed Articles

    • Ning Shu, Louis F. Cohn, Roswell A. Harris, and Teak K. Kim, “Improving Traffic-Noise Model Insertion Loss Accuracy Based on Diffraction and Reflection Theories”, Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, May, 2007, Vol. 133, No. 5, pp. 281-287.
    • Ning Shu, Louis F. Cohn, Roswell A. Harris, Teak K. Kim, and Wensheng Li*, “Comparative Evaluation of the Ground Reflection Algorithm in FHWA Traffic Noise Model (TNM 2.5)”, Journal of Applied Acoustics (2006 )doi:10.1016, Elsevier Ltd., Oxford, UK, pp. 1-9.
    • Paul R. Lederer, Louis F. Cohn, Randall Guensler, and Roswell A. Harris, “Effect of On-Ramp Geometric and Operational Characteristics on Vehicle Activity”, Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, January, 2005, Vol.131, Issue 1, pp. 18-26.
    • Cohn, Louis F., Roswell A. Harris, Ning Shu, and Wensheng Li, “Highway Noise and Land Use Compatibility”, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, American Society of Civil Engineers, September, 2005, Vol. 1, No. 3m pp. 125129.
    • Teak K, Kim, Roswell A. Harris, and Louis F. Cohn, “Effect of Pavement Type on Highway Traffic Noise Emission Levels”, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Korean Society of Civil Engineers, Seoul, May, 2004, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 319-325.
    • Teak K, Kim, Roswell A. Harris, and Louis F. Cohn, “Comparing Highway Traffic Noise Emission Levels Using Individual UofL State Data Sets – Based on Open Space”, Transactions of the Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering, Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering, Seoul, April, 2004, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 277-286.
    • Teak K. Kim, Roswell A. Harris, Louis F. Cohn, and Jane Goldsmith, “Highway Traffic Noise Emission Levels: Comparing the National REMEL Data Set with the UofL State REMEL Data Sets”, Journal of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Korean Society of Civil Engineers, Seoul, Vol. 6, No. 4, December, 2002, pp. 243-253.
    • Cohn, L. and R. Harris, “Comparing Traffic Noise Model Accuracy Using State-Specific Emission Data”, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, June, 2001, Vol. 127, No. 2, pp.79-93.
    •  Harris, R., L. Cohn, and J. Goldsmith, “State-Specific Vehicle Noise Emission Characteristics”, Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York Nov./Dec. 2001, Vol 127, No. 6, pp. 523-530.

    • Harris, R., L. Cohn, and S. Knudson “Evaluation of the Federal Administration’s Traffic Noise Model”, Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, Nov./Dec. 2000, Volume 126, No. 6, pp. 513-520.

    • Harris, R. and L. Cohn, “Scale Model Adjustments for Special Highway Noise Barrier Treatments”, Journal of Engineering Valuation and Cost Analysis, Volume 2, Number 3, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, New York, 1999, pp. 199-211.
    • Cohn, L., and Harris, R., “A HITEC Evaluation of the USG Sight and Sound Screen”, Transportation Research Record 1559, Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 1996, pp. 29-33.
    • Harris, R., L. Cohn, and C. Grant, “Using the STAMINA 2.0 Computer Program to Calculate Contours of One Hour Average Sound Levels from Highway Traffic Noise”, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Institute of Noise Control Engineering, Poughkeepsie, New York, Vol. 43, No. 5, September-October, 1995, pp. 173-180.
    • Cohn, L., R. Harris, S. Moser, and C. Phillips, “Special Noise Barrier Treatments on Actual Highway Projects”, Journal of Engineering Valuation and Cost Analysis, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, New York, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 1995.
    • Harris, R., L. Cohn, and J. Graham, ” A Comprehensive Software Library for Highway Noise Analysis”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 2, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, April 1995, pp. 101-111.
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