SPR-4715: Study on the Permissible Depth of Utilities under the MSE Walls and Means and Methods of Protecting the MSE Walls when the Permissible Depth cannot be Provided

Mechanically Stabilized Earth retaining structures are extensively used by INDOT because of cost, simple design and construction, and low maintenance. The problem of placing utilities within the reinforced volume of soil or under the MSE wall is not well resolved, and the potential consequences of utility failure can be catastrophic. The aim of the project is to provide INDOT with criteria regarding the optimum placement of the utilities and recommendations for their protection and maintenance such that their interaction with the MSE wall does not have detrimental consequences to the performance of the wall structure.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $192001
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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:

      Bobet, Antonio

    • Start Date: 20230101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01853165
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-4715
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 26 2022 2:08PM