Understanding the Soil Plugging Mechanism in Large Open Ended Pipe

Research is needed to study the soil plugging mechanism in large open-ended pipe. The knowledge will help to design methods to foster the development of soil plug in large diameter pipe piles used in Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) projects. The results from this study will also help to develop guidelines on the design, construction, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) of large diameter pipe piles in transportation projects. The goal of this research is to study the soil plugging mechanism in large open-ended pipe piles, especially for typical types of soils in Ohio. These will include a systematic collection of the existing experience on the design and construction of large open-ended pipe piles, conduct model experiments and computational modeling, and analyze the field data from ODOT construction projects. The longer term goal is to improve the design and construction method for large open ended pipe piles.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration, Ohio Division

    200 North High Street
    Room 328
    Columbus, OH  United States  43215
  • Project Managers:

    Siddiqi, Jawdat

  • Performing Organizations:

    Case Western Reserve University

    School of Engineering
    10900 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44106
  • Principal Investigators:

    Yu, Bill

  • Start Date: 20150601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180601
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39625

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01562682
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 26906, 135103
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 2 2015 1:00AM