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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-12-0038
Project Name:   Service Limit State Design and Analysis of Engineered Fills for Bridge Support
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  January 1, 2013
End Date:  April 23, 2017
Contact Information
Last Name:  Nicks
First Name:  Jennifer E
Telephone:  202-493-3075
E-mail:  jennifer.nicks@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team [HRDI-40]
Program:   Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment
Laboratory:   Geotechnical Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   To more accurately predict the load deformation behavior of a shallow foundation on engineered fills at the service limit state.
Goals:  
The primary objectives of this Contract are to:
 
  1. Develop practice-ready design tools to estimate immediate and secondary settlement and lateral deformation of engineered fills used for bridge support.
  2. Determine the stress distribution as a function of depth transferred by the engineered fill to the native foundation soils.  
Product Type:   Research report
Test Methodology:   Analytical and numerical
Expected Benefits:   More economical design solutions for appropriate utilization of shallow foundations
Deliverables: Name: Research report.
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: A research report will be developed with the results of the research. Incorporate findings into GEC-6 [Geotechnical Engineering Circular] on shallow foundations, as applicable.
Related URL(s):   https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d49d5a09d53e0220ec145a7d892cf6aa&tab=core&_cview=0
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=62ec4b4ea6922a112f593a411f6247b4&_cview=0
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=ac27bf0be29feb0bf6c6e4d2a7b5a00c&tab=core&_cview=0
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=5a97bde14f2358e370c6a0fdab3d8ffa&_cview=0
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms:   Design
Transportation
Infrastructure
Bridges
Research
Bridge Foundations
FHWA Disciplines:   Geotechnical
Structures
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures
Design
Geotechnology
Research

 

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