Field Implementation of the Vertical In situ Permeameter (VIP)

The primary objective of this research will be to implement VIP field testing throughout the state of Florida and further validate developed test method. This will include testing the probe in all 7 FDOT districts and along the turnpike. From testing in all 8 locations, variable soil and field conditions will be encountered that will provide a better understanding of the probes capabilities. Secondary objectives will include confirming/updating the shop drawings provided within FM 5-614, fabricating 8 probes and falling head vessels to distribute amongst the districts, and developing an instructional video for VIP training purposes and to promote the use of the newly developed test method.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $275000
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV31 977-88

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Horhota, David

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida, Gainesville

      219 Grinter Hall
      Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rodgers, Michael

      Mohseni, Ana

    • Start Date: 20171207
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210828
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01653380
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV31 977-88
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Dec 12 2017 3:20PM