Development of a Sinkhole Risk Evaluation Program

Sinkhole is a complex natural problem that requires understanding of multi-disciplines such as geology, geochemistry, groundwater, and geotechnical engineering. The goal of this proposed research is to develop an integrated program that can evaluate the level of sinkhole risk (or vulnerability) so that geotechnical engineers are properly guided for the design and remediation projects. The objectives of this proposed research are: (a) to develop a high-resolution recharge map, (b) to develop a systematic procedure to evaluate the level of sinkhole vulnerability based on in-situ CPT methods, (c) to explore a pilot project that develops an in-situ sensing/monitoring program. The pilot project will be aimed at measuring and monitoring groundwater condition over time so as to help the sinkhole vulnerability assessment.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV24 977-17

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Horhota, David

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Central Florida, Orlando

      Department of Civil, Environmental & Contruction Engineering
      1280 Pegasus Drive, 442B Engineering II
      Orlando, FL  United States  32816
    • Principal Investigators:

      Nam, Boo

    • Start Date: 20151221
    • Expected Completion Date: 20171231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01582945
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV24 977-17
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Dec 21 2015 1:30PM