SPR-4329: Verification Testing of MSE Wall Foundation Bearing Capacity Based on the DCPT

This project aims to develop: (1) guidelines on how best to conduct and interpret subsurface investigations for proposed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, particularly for road widening projects; (2) methodology to estimate the bearing capacity of foundation soils found in Indiana in MSE wall construction; and (3) guidelines on how to use quality assurance methods for verifying MSE wall foundation shear strength and bearing capacity to prevent serviceability limit states from being reached. Two MSE walls will be instrumented and monitored in the context of this project.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $338875
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Becker, Peter

      Prezzi, Monica

      Salgado, Rodrigo

    • Start Date: 20190815
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240814
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01683261
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-4329
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 16 2018 11:25AM