Cone Penetration Testing Design Manual for State Geotechnical Engineers

The objective of this project is to produce a new cone penetration testing (CPT) geotechnical design manual for highway and transportation applications based on recent research and innovation (2000-2015). A step-by-step procedure would be outlined on how to use CPT data in the analysis and design of typical geotechnical tasks. The design will introduce modern, recent, advances and research not otherwise captured in legacy manuals from 1990s and earlier. Examples and case studies will be provided for each parameter interpreted using CPT measures. In the manual, a step-by-step procedure would be outlined on how to use CPT data in analysis and design for typical geotechnical practices. These topics, which are applicable both to state highways and local roads, include: Shallow foundations; Pilings and deep foundations; Embankments on soft ground; Retaining walls and earth retention structures; Excavations; Pavements and subgrades; Slopes and landslides; Seismic hazards and soil liquefaction; Ground modification; Geoenvironmental issues.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $100000
    • Contract Numbers:

      99008 WO#249

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Minnesota Department of Transportation

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St Paul, MN  United States  55155
    • Project Managers:

      Amiri, Farideh

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Minnesota, Duluth

      Swenson College of Civil Engineering
      1405 University Drive
      Duluth, MN  United States  55812
    • Principal Investigators:

      Saftner, David A.

    • Start Date: 20160622
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01609433
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 99008 WO#249
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 31 2016 1:06PM