2015 RTI PROJECT AGREEMENT

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RTI
PROJECT AGREEMENT
Between the
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
(RECEIVING AGENCY)
AND
Texas Tech University
Form ProjAgre
(Rev. 5/2013)
(RTI)
Fiscal Year
2015
Research Project
Implementation Project
(PERFORMING AGENCY/S )
Project Number:
Project Title:
0-6841
Document Date:
12/16/2014
Modeling a Change in Flowrate through Detention or Additional Pavement on the Receiving Stream
THIS PROJECT AGREEMENT is made pursuant to the terms and conditions of a Cooperative Research and Implementation
Agreement(s) (CRIA) entered into by and between the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Texas Tech University.
This project agreement is under the terms of:
CRIA Article 9A and is considered a part of the Annual Program.
CRIA Article 9B and is considered an independent project.
PART I. Project Description. The Performing Agency(s) will undertake and complete the project named above and as further
described in Exhibit B, attached hereto and made a part of this Project Agreement. Exhibit B must comply with the requirements of
the most recent Research Manual.
PART II. Project Duration and Performance Period. Continuation of the project beyond August 31 each year is subject to
authorization by TxDOT and the availability of funds. TxDOT will notify the Performing Agency(s) of initial project approval and
annual continuation approvals by Activation Letters. The Activation Letter will signify final approval and authorization to the
Performing Agency(s) to initiate the work for a fiscal year. Each Activation Letter shall include the project activation date and shall
be attached hereto and made a part of this agreement as if it had been attached at the time this Project Agreement is signed. The
Activation Letters will specify the remaining project duration unless terminated in accordance with Article 29 of the CRIA.
December 31, 2015
Project Termination Date
PART III. Project Budget. The total estimated project cost, which includes all authorized direct and indirect costs which may be
incurred by the Performing Agency(s), is shown below along with a breakdown by fiscal year and agency. Attached hereto as Exhibit
A and made a part of this agreement is an annual Itemized Budget for each Performing Agency which details approved project costs
for each fiscal year of this project.
Budget Breakdown
(Attach an itemized budget
for each fiscal year
for each Performing Agency.)
Total Project Budget:
FY
2015
Agency
TTU
Budget
$37,798
FY
2016
Agency
TTU
Budget
$22,147
$59,945
PART IV. Project Supervision. The Performing Agency Research Supervisor, whose agency shall be the lead agency, and other
primary research staff are named below.
Research Supervisor
Researcher or PI
Researcher or PI
Researcher or PI
Name
Ted Cleveland
Title
Associate Professor
Agency
TTU
Phone No.
806.834.5101
Email
[email protected]
PART V. No Waiver. This Project Agreement does not waive the rights, responsibilities, and obligations provided each party under
the CRIA and incorporates all the provisions of the CRIA as if set forth herein.
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Form ProjAgre
(Rev. 5/2013)
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Project Agreement is hereby accepted and executed.
Approved and Accepted by the Performing Agency:
Date:
Kathleen Harris, Senior Associate VP for Research
Texas Tech University
Approved and Accepted by TxDOT:
Date:
Kenneth Stewart,
Director of Contract Services
Texas Department of Transportation maintains the information collected through this form. With few exceptions, you are entitled on request to be informed about the
information that we collect about you. Under §§552.021 and 552.023 of the Texas Government Code, you also are entitled to receive and review the information. Under
§559.004 of the Government Code, you are also entitled to have us correct information about you that is incorrect. For inquiries call 512/416-4730.
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Form ExhA
(Rev. 5/2013)
(RTI)
Itemized Budget - Exhibit A
Project No: 0-6841
Agency:
Fiscal Year:
Indirect Rate:
Texas Tech University
2015
10%
Revision Number:
Revision Date:
Estimated
Budget
DIRECT COSTS
Salaries & Wages (by category)
Professional (Combine all Professionals)
Subprofessional & Technical
Clerical (Non-routine)
Itemization
list each Professional individually
$
Theodore G. Cleveland
24,000 Graduate Student
Total
Costs
% of time*
2%
$
24,000
$
3,424
$
900
$
6,568
$
-
$
$
34,892
INDIRECT COSTS
MTDC ** = $ 29,059
49.00% (%) of Modified Total Direct Costs ***
less University's Contribution
39%
TOTAL INDIRECT COSTS CHARGED TO PROJECT (limited to Indirect Rate stated at top of page)
$
$
$
14,239
11,333
2,906
TOTAL PROJECT COST
$
37,798
Total Salaries and Wages
Fringe Benefits (provide details at the University's option)
$
3,424
Total Fringe Benefits
Expendable Goods & Supplies (provide details at the University's option)
$
900 Ink, paper, etc.
Total Expendable Goods & Supplies
Operating & Other Expenses
Included in Modified Total Direct Costs
In-State Travel
$
735 To AUS to meet PMC
Out-of-State Travel
Other
Excluded from Modified Total Direct Costs **
Tuition (in lieu of partial or total salary)
Other
$
5,833
Total Operating & Other Expenses
Subcontracts ** (list each subcontractor separately, with a brief description of the work)
$
Total Subcontracts
Equipment (items $5,000 and over) ** (list each item separately)
$
Total Equipment
TOTAL DIRECT COSTS
* Include estimated % of each Professional's time expected to be spent on this project during the period of this budget
** Calculate MTDC based on the University's negotiated (federal) F&A agreement. Per OMB Circular A-21,
MTDC should never include, equipment, tuition remission, rental costs, scholarships and fellowships,
and the portion of each subcontract over $25,000.
*** Enter University's federally approved indirect cost rate % in blank. Form will calculate total, based on MTDC.
Note: This electronic form contains formulas that may be corrupted when adding or deleting rows, or by
conversion of the spreadsheet. The university is responsible for the accuracy of the budget submitted.
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Form ExhA
(Rev. 5/2013)
(RTI)
Itemized Budget - Exhibit A
Project No: 0-6841
Agency:
Fiscal Year:
Indirect Rate:
Texas Tech University
2016
10%
Revision Number:
Revision Date:
Estimated
Budget
DIRECT COSTS
Salaries & Wages (by category)
Professional (Combine all Professionals)
Subprofessional & Technical
Clerical (Non-routine)
Itemization
list each Professional individually
$
Theodore G. Cleveland
13,905 Graduate Student
Total
Costs
% of time*
2%
$
13,905
$
2,109
$
300
$
4,128
$
-
$
$
20,442
INDIRECT COSTS
MTDC ** = $ 17,049
49.00% (%) of Modified Total Direct Costs ***
less University's Contribution
39%
TOTAL INDIRECT COSTS CHARGED TO PROJECT (limited to Indirect Rate stated at top of page)
$
$
$
8,354
6,649
1,705
TOTAL PROJECT COST
$
22,147
Total Salaries and Wages
Fringe Benefits (provide details at the University's option)
$
2,109
Total Fringe Benefits
Expendable Goods & Supplies (provide details at the University's option)
$
300 Ink, paper, etc.
Total Expendable Goods & Supplies
Operating & Other Expenses
Included in Modified Total Direct Costs
In-State Travel
$
735 To AUS to meet PMC
Out-of-State Travel
Other
Excluded from Modified Total Direct Costs **
Tuition (in lieu of partial or total salary)
Other
$
3,393
Total Operating & Other Expenses
Subcontracts ** (list each subcontractor separately, with a brief description of the work)
$
Total Subcontracts
Equipment (items $5,000 and over) ** (list each item separately)
$
Total Equipment
TOTAL DIRECT COSTS
* Include estimated % of each Professional's time expected to be spent on this project during the period of this budget
** Calculate MTDC based on the University's negotiated (federal) F&A agreement. Per OMB Circular A-21,
MTDC should never include, equipment, tuition remission, rental costs, scholarships and fellowships,
and the portion of each subcontract over $25,000.
*** Enter University's federally approved indirect cost rate % in blank. Form will calculate total, based on MTDC.
Note: This electronic form contains formulas that may be corrupted when adding or deleting rows, or by
conversion of the spreadsheet. The university is responsible for the accuracy of the budget submitted.
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EXHIBIT B
Project 0-6841
Modeling a Change in Flowrate through Detention or Additional Pavement
on the Receiving Stream
1. Abstract
The addition or removal of flow from a stream affects the water surface downstream and possibly
upstream. The extent of such effects is only known by modeling the receiving stream – a vital
component of such modeling is where to locate boundaries in such a model. Rapid model
development to assess incremental changes in flowrate from incremental changes in pavement
coverage or detention benefits TxDOT (hereafter referred to as the “Receiving Agency”) by
reducing the time required to assess the hydraulic impact. The Performing Agency (hereafter
referred to as the “research team”) shall develop guidance that concisely describes how far
upstream or downstream a hydraulic model needs to extend to fully describe those effects, and
will support rapid model construction to assess changes in anticipated discharge.
2. Implementation Strategy
The research team shall develop a stand-alone training module suitable for self-training and
instructor-led training. The module will be delivered, with an instructor manual, and exercise set
suitable for either instructor-led training or self-training using online video (VTC) presentation.
The research team will include an estimation tool as a component of the training module. This
estimation tool will implement the current best practices to help hydraulic designers decide how
far upstream or downstream a hydraulic model should extend in order to capture the effects of the
water surface elevations relative to changes in discharge or cross section properties at a point of
interest.
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EXHIBIT B
3. Work Plan
Task 1: Conduct Literature Review
The research team shall conduct an annotated literature review to determine where boundaries
should be located in hydraulic models to assess the effect of change in discharge.
This
component of the overall project is fundamental in determining current practice in hydraulic
modeling as to how far a model should extend to capture phenomenon of interest.
At the completion of this task, the research team shall provide a technical memorandum (TM-1)
to the Receiving Agency that will contain a synthesis of the literature and a listing of approaches
used in the literature, with recommendations as to an appropriate approach for use in Texas, per
the Deliverables Table.
Task 2: Prepare HEC-RAS Examples
The research team shall prepare case studies to demonstrate the effect of boundary location in
cases where discharge is changed. These case studies will evaluate approaches identified in the
literature review, as well as become part of the training module deliverable.
The research team shall prepare and document the following HEC-RAS scenarios:
1) A straight channel with a natural cross section with a culvert system aligned with the
channel centerline.
2) A straight channel with a natural cross section with a bridge element, including two piers
aligned with the channel centerline.
3) A channel with curvature of a radius to be determined, with the hydraulic structures
aligned with the local centerline of the channel.
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EXHIBIT B
4) Same as the three scenarios mentioned above, except the hydraulic structures are 15
degrees skew to the channel centerline.
In each of these scenarios, the research team shall construct a reference simulation without a
hydraulic structure, and comparisons will be made to this reference simulation. The research
team shall vary the discharges through at least one order of magnitude. Variation of less than 1
percent from the base case, or 0.25 foot absolute (3 inches) will be the criterion that any effects
of obstruction or discharge change are considered negligible. The research team shall use the
results to develop dimensionless charts of appropriate hydraulic variables to build the estimation
tool of the next task.
At the completion of this task, the research team shall provide a technical memorandum to the
Receiving Agency that will contain a listing of the model results in sufficient detail for other
engineers to replicate the models for their own use, per the Deliverables Table.
Task 3: Develop Estimation Tool
The research team shall develop an estimation tool in the form of a spreadsheet that helps
hydraulic designers decide how far upstream or downstream a hydraulic model should extend in
order to capture the effects of the water surface elevations. The tool will use dimensionless
representation of common hydraulic parameters to estimate the distances upstream and
downstream of the point of interest that a model should extend to capture changes in water
surface elevations from either a geometric change or a discharge change.
The tool will involve a series of categorical values used to guide a modeling decision. In pursuit
of these values, the research team shall answer the following questions:
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EXHIBIT B
1)
Are there any other structures within 600 feet of the point of interest?
2)
Are there any substantial slope changes greater than 30 percent within 600 feet of the
point of interest?
3)
Are there any substantial geometry changes with stage-conveyance greater than 30
percent within 600 feet of the point of interest?
The research team shall use these questions to establish where the modeling distance starts
relative to the point of interest. The tool will contain the guidance for necessary computational
support to assist with the decision support.
At the completion of this task, the research team shall provide a research report to the Receiving
Agency that documents all work performed, findings, and recommendations.
4. Identification of Information Technology (IT)
None.
5. Assistance by TxDOT Personnel
None.
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Form DelTable
(Rev. 5/2013)
(RTI)
Deliverables Table
Project No. 0-6841
Note: Deliverables on this Table are not considered accepted by TxDOT until formal notice is
provided by the RTI Project Manager. All written deliverables should be submitted to
[email protected] For instructions of submission procedures for other formats, see chapter 7 of RTI’s
University Handbook. The Research Supervisor is ultimately responsible to TxDOT for all
deliverables, no matter what agency is assigned as the primary developer. However, the primary
developer should be listed under the column “Primary Agency” for each deliverable.
Deliverables: Deliverables will be as specified on the Project Statement (Research Project) or IPR
(Implementation Project). Examples of products typically most appropriate as stand-alone items include
Guidebooks, Training Materials, Devices, Instruction Manuals, Brochures, and Software.
Due Date
No.
Deliverable Description
(before project
termination)
Primary
Agency
P1
Product 1
12/31/2015
TTU
R1
Research Report
12/31/2015
TTU
PSR
Project Summary Report
12/31/2015
TTU
TM-1
Technical Memorandum for
Task 1
Technical Memorandum for
Task 2
6/30/2015
TTU
9/30/2015
TTU
TM-2
Revision Number:
Date Updated:
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Comments
Training module and estimation
tool.
A fully edited report due on or
before the last day of the project.
The report shall contain all
information and include tables,
graphs, and illustrations.
Summary of work performed,
findings and recommendations.
Schedule of Research Activities
Project 0-6841: Modeling a Change of Flowrate through Detention or Additional Pavement on the Receiving System
Original Schedule
Note: Each task must produce one or more deliverables. All deliverables should be submitted
to [email protected]
Work Completed
RRRRR Revised Schedule
Research Activity
FY 2015
Estimated Cost of
Task
Task 1
Conduct Literature
Review
$32,194
Task 2
Prepare HEC-RAS
Examples
$16,492
Task 3
Develop Estimation
Tool
$11,259
Monthy Progress Reports
Total (should = total budget)
$
FY 2016
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
59,945
Revision History:
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