Synthesis of Faults Traces in SE Louisiana Relative to Infrastructure

Geological faulting has been implicated as a contributor to subsidence, coastal land loss, and submergence of marshlands in southern Louisiana. Fault motion, either by slow creep or more sudden slip, can cause deformation of engineered structures. In addition, the compaction of thick soils and Holocene sediments on the down-dropped sides of faults contributes to land subsidence that can result in increased infrastructure maintenance and repair costs. This project will synthesize current fault mapping and produce fault trace maps relative to critical infrastructure in areas underlain by existing three dimensional (3D) seismic surveys, and in other areas having a high density of wells and two dimensional (2D) seismic data.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 17GTLSU12

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $91742
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747106

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Hassan, Marwa

  • Performing Organizations:

    Tulane University

    6823 Saint Charles Avenue
    New Orleans, LA  United States  70118

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    104 University Circle
    Lafayette, LA  United States  70503

    University of New Orleans Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences

    2000 Lakeshore Dr.
    New Orleans, LA  United States  70148
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dawers, Nancye

    Zhang, Rui

    Kulp, Mark

  • Start Date: 20170508
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181108
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190130
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01635030
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 13 2017 11:52PM