Estimating Soil Pressure against Unyielding Surfaces

The objective of this research will be to investigate the resulting earth pressure coefficients derived from an approved MSE wall configuration, where the MSE wall reinforcement is tied to an unyielding structure, for two states of soil density. Tying one side of the reinforcement to any unyielding structure will prevent minor wall deformations in the yielding MSE wall (MSE panels on one side will be tied into University of Florida's (UF's) Strong Wall to provide unyielding structure). The outcome of the research can then be used to adequately address design methodology and earth pressure coefficients for earthen fill compacted behind unyielding structures.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $264189
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV31 977-89

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Herrera, Rodrigo

      Hernando, Jose

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida, Gainesville

      219 Grinter Hall
      Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rodgers, Michael

      McVay, Michael

    • Start Date: 20180123
    • Expected Completion Date: 20221031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01658018
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV31 977-89
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 26 2018 7:49AM