Effects of Downdrag on Pile Performance

The primary objective of the proposed study is to instrument, monitor and collect data from piles behind embankments that are anticipated to have measurable amounts of downdrag force and settlement (new construction) with the motivation of determining under what circumstances downdrag is a critical load and when it is not. A secondary objective focuses on refining the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) design criteria for the inclusion of downdrag computations.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $319600
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV25 977-67

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

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

      Jones, Larry

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of South Florida, Tampa

      3650 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 160
      Tampa, FL  United States  33612
    • Principal Investigators:

      Mullins, Gray

    • Start Date: 20200327
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01736167
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV25 977-67
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 14 2020 2:19PM