Earthworks Engineering Research Center

Funding is provided to Iowa State University for the research project titled "Earthworks Engineering Research Center". The mission of the Earthworks Engineering Research Center is to be the nation's premier institution for developing fundamental knowledge of earth mechanics, and creating innovative technologies, sensors, and systems to enable rapid, high quality, environmentally friendly, and economical construction of roadways, aviation runways, railroad embankments, dams, structural foundations, fortifications constructed from earth materials, and related geotechnical applications. The primary goal of the Earthworks Engineering Research Center is to bring about rapid advancements in quality, economy, and performance of the geotechnical aspects of civil infrastructure through a fundamental understanding of earth mechanics, and by providing enabling technologies and supportive public policies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Transportation, Planning, Research and Development


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $500000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Secretary
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Jacob, Brian

  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Ames, IA  United States  50011
  • Principal Investigators:

    White, David

  • Start Date: 20100907
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120711
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31078

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492258
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTOS59-10-N-00807
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2013 1:01AM