Engineering Properties of Marls

Marls and marly soils are commonly encountered throughout the State of Indiana. While such soils pose concerns related to settlement and stability of overlying fills/embankments, relatively little is known about their engineering properties. The project proposes to perform an in depth characterization of the geotechnical properties of marl that will provide a dataset of engineering properties that will aid in future design and construction on these soils. The investigation will involve field testing, soil sampling and laboratory tests to quantify deformation and strength properties. Guidelines will be developed for sampling and testing of these soils. The investigation will be the first of its kind.


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    • Status: Completed
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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

      Santagata, M

    • Start Date: 20110801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20150131
    • Source Data: RiP Project 32628

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01560384
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-3639
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 14 2015 1:00AM