SPR-4108: Development of Comprehensive CPT-Based Geotechnical Design Manual for Indiana Transportation Infrastructure

The main goal of this project is the development of a comprehensive cone penetrometer test (CPT)-based geotechnical design manual for site exploration, interpretation of soil behavior, and design of shallow/deep foundations, embankments and retaining walls in Indiana. Currently, geotechnical designs are carried out using soil strength and stiffness parameters that are obtained from time-consuming and relatively expensive laboratory tests. Since the CPT is an in situ test, the manual will provide the basis for Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) engineers to use CPT results directly for the assessment of site conditions and the design of geotechnical projects in the future.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $325686
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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:

      Salgado, Rodrigo

      Prezzi, Monica

      Niazi, Fawad S.

    • Start Date: 20170101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20201231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01616115
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-4108
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Nov 3 2016 3:56PM