Development of a Rapid Assessment Tool for Pile Capacity and Stability in Response to Scour Situations

From time-to-time, the Iowa Department of Transportation Rating Engineer is called by field personnel and asked to make quick decisions regarding pile capacity and stability when scour around piles is identified. Thus far these decisions have been successfully made by completing manual calculations that require the Rating Engineer to make multiple, on-the-fly assumptions. Due to complexities in estimating remaining capacity in these atypical situations, the Rating Engineer must sometimes make assumptions that are known to be conservative in the interest of providing timely responses. The goal of this work is to develop a MathCad-style assessment tool that can be quickly used to make decisions in the interest of timeliness and safety.

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $79971
    • Contract Numbers:

      RB29-015

      ISU Proposal 134387

      Addendum 564

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Iowa Department of Transportation

      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Managing Organizations:

      Iowa Department of Transportation

      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Project Managers:

      Lu, Ping

    • Performing Organizations:

      Iowa State University

      Bridge Engineering Center
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, Iowa  United States  50010-8664

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Institute for Transportation
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, Iowa  United States  50010-8664
    • Principal Investigators:

      Phares, Brent

    • Start Date: 20160401
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180331
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01590085
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: RB29-015, ISU Proposal 134387, Addendum 564
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 10 2016 3:09PM