Roger W. Meier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Began at The University of Memphis in August 1995
The University of Memphis
"Development of an Evaluation System for Asphalt Sealers &
Rejuvenators," Tennessee DOT
Secretary, ACI Mid-America Chapter
Member, ASTM Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology,
1983–1995 • Research Civil Engineer • U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center • Vicksburg, MS.
Developed and prosecuted applied research programs involving the development of analytical and numerical models and simulations in such diverse areas as the interpretation of geophysical test data, prediction of off-road vehicle mobility, analysis of blast-induced loading on buried structures, and simulation of combat engineering operations.
Meier, R., Abbo, A., and Wang, L. (Eds.) Soil Behavior and Geomicromechanics, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 200, 2010.
Zou, G., Drumm, E. C., and Meier, R. W. (2007) “Environmental Effects on the Predicted Service Life of Flexible Pavements,” Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 133, No. 1, January 1, 2007, pp. 47-56.
Huang, B., Meier, R., Prozzi, J., and Tutumluer, E. (Eds.) Pavement Mechanics and Performance, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 154, 2006.
Zuo, G., Drumm, E., Meier, R., Rainwater, N., Marshall, C., Wright, W., and Yoder, R. (2004) Observed Long-Term Water Content Changes in Flexible Pavements in a Moderate Climate. Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Projects: pp. 1066-1075.
Drumm, E. C. and Meier, R.W. (2003) “LTPP Data Analysis: Daily and Seasonal Variations in Insitu Material Properties, Project 20-50(7&12)” Final Report to National Cooperative Highway Research Program, web document http://trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_w60.pdf.
Zou, G., Meier, R.W. and Drumm, E.C. (2002) “The Effect of Temperature Averaging on Predicted Pavement Life,” Transportation Research Record, No. 1809, TRB, Washington D.C., pp. 119-125.
Marshall, P. C., Meier, R. W., and Welch, M., “Seasonal Temperature Effects On Flexible Pavements In Tennessee,” Transportation Research Record No. 1764, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2001, pp. 89-96.
Meier, R. W. and Barkdoll, B. D. “Sampling Design for Network Model Calibration Using Genetic Algorithms,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, July, 2000.
Meier, R. W. and Tutumluer, E. “Uses of Artificial Neural Networks in the Mechanistic Empirical Design of Flexible Pavements,” in Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Methods in Pavement and Geomechanical Systems, A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1998.
Meier, R. W. and Rix, G. J. "Backcalculation of Flexible Pavement Moduli from Falling Weight Deflectometer Data using Artificial Neural Networks," in Artificial Neural Networks for Civil Engineers: Advanced Features and Applications, ASCE, 1998.
Meier, R. W., Alexander, D. R. and Freeman, R. "Using Artificial Neural Networks as a Forward Approach to Backcalculation," Transportation Research Record No. 1570, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D. C., 1997, pp. 126-133.
Tutumluer, E. and Meier, R. W., "An Attempt at Resilient Modulus Modeling Using Artificial Neural Networks," Transportation Research Record No. 1540, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D. C., 1996, pp. 1-6.
Meier, R. W. and Rix, G. J., "Backcalculation of Flexible Pavement Moduli from Dynamic Deflection Basins Using Artificial Neural Networks," Transportation Research Record 1473, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D. C., 1995.
Meier, R. W. and Rix, G. J., "Backcalculation of Flexible Pavement Moduli Using Artificial Neural Networks," Transportation Research Record 1448, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D. C., 1994.
Baylot, E. A., Meier, R. W. and Hadala, P. F., "Engineer Model Improvement Program - Report 11: Parametric Studies of Alternative Methods of Simulating Combat Engineer Activity and of Engineer Battlefield Preparation Using the Engineer Functional Area Model," Technical Report GL-90-8, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, September 1994.
Meier, R. W. and Horner, D. A. (Eds.), "Proceedings, First North American Workshop on Modeling the Mechanics of Off-Road Mobility," Miscellaneous Paper GL-94-30, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, August 1994.
Rix, G. J. and Meier, R. W., "Use of Artificial Neural Networks for Automated Nondestructive Test Interpretation," Proceedings, Conference on the Repair and Rehabilitation of the Infrastructure in the Americas, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, May 1994.
Meier, R. W. and Rix, G. J., "An Initial Study of Surface Wave
Inversion Using Artificial Neural Networks," Geotechnical Testing
Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4, December 1993.