Phase II: Field Load Testing of Shallow Foundations in Florida Limestone

The objective of this research is to validate the bearing capacity equations developed in Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) research project BDV31-977-51, as well as obtain load vs. settlement data for predicting shallow foundation settlements. The results of Phase I (FDOT BDV31-977-51) and this project will be used for implementation (Phase III) in FB-MultiPier for the design of shallow foundations beneath bridge piers. Besides load vs. deformation, and bearing capacity, the project will look at newer seismic methods for assessing mass properties (Shear, G, Young’s, E, Moduli, and density/unit weight) of rock beneath the foundation necessary for design.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $406204
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV31 977-124

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

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

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Herrera, Rodrigo

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida

      207 Grinter Hall
      PO Box 115500
      Gainesville, Florida  United States  32611
    • Principal Investigators:

      McVay, Michael

    • Start Date: 20191108
    • Expected Completion Date: 20221230
    • Actual Completion Date: 20230427

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01722704
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV31 977-124
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Nov 18 2019 4:15PM