Guidelines for Geofoam Applications in Embankment Projects

The objective of this research is to develop guidelines, including new test methods, design and analysis procedures, and construction specifications, for the use of geofoam as a super-lightweight fill in embankments and bridge approaches over soft ground.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 24-11

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Hess, Timothy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    1105 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab, 205 North Matthews Avenue
    Urbana, IL  USA  61801
  • Principal Investigators:

    Horvath, John

    Stark, Timothy

  • Start Date: 19990707
  • Actual Completion Date: 20020830
  • Source Data: RiP Project 2323

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01459656
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 24-11
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:08PM