Evaluating the Capacity of Deep Soils Foundations

The uncertainty involved with developing a safe, yet economical bridge design is greater in Arkansas than in most other parts of the country due to the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) and the presence of deep, loose, sandy soil deposits found within the Mississippi Embayment (ME). Specifically, based on previously performed geotechnical investigations, soil deposits within Northeast Arkansas appear to be loose enough to liquefy (based on liquefaction triggering criteria).


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $295486
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Jabo, Joseph

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

      Board of Trustees
      Fayetteville, AR  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Coffman, Richard

    • Start Date: 20141010
    • Expected Completion Date: 20160630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01631177
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Arkansas Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: TRC1502
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Mar 29 2017 4:59PM