Implementation of Measuring While Drilling Shafts in Florida (FLMWDS)

The primary objectives of this research will be to further validate the methods developed in BDV31 TWO 977-30, investigate any irregularities in strength prediction (socketed casings, variable rock formations, etc) and/or construction monitoring (rig malfunction), investigate specific energy versus load testing, and provide quantifiable data that supports cost savings, as well as quality assurance in field monitoring drilled shaft installation like current driven pile construction practice. The secondary objective will be to investigate monitoring mechanically driven drill rigs and index testing through core sample analysis which includes dry unit weight, moisture content, porosity, and carbonate content versus rock strength and axial shaft response.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $202693
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV31 977-91

    • 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:

      McVay, Michael

      Rodgers, Michael

    • Start Date: 20180110
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01656465
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV31 977-91
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 16 2018 11:59AM