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.

    Language

    • English

    Project

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

      17GTLSU12

    • 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

      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: 0
    • 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
    • Contract Numbers: 17GTLSU12
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 13 2017 11:52PM