MTI/MoDOT Transportation Geotechnics Research Program - Task 3

This project is one component of a comprehensive research program to develop new and improved load and resistance design factor (LRFD) specifications, and associated commentary documents, for design of bridge foundations and earth slopes. This specific portion of the work focuses on analyses of appropriate target risk levels for bridge foundations and earth slopes in different conditions. Analyses will include economic and risk analyses to develop preliminary recommendations for target risk levels that achieve a balance between cost and risk. These recommendations will then be vetted among top level Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) leadership to invoke agency priorities. Following this vetting process, final target risk levels will be established and subsequently used in other portions of this work to develop design specifications that will achieve the target risk levels.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $149911.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Boulevard
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    University of Missouri, Rolla

    Research Board
    Rolla, MO  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bowders, John

  • Start Date: 20081101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 20079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01466301
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0014, 00023994
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:14PM