Comparison of Standard Penetration Test (SPT) N-value with Alternative Field Test Methods in Determining Moduli for Settlement Predictions

This project aims to identify the most appropriate correlations with standard penetration test N-value (SPT-N) in order to obtain the most accurate modulus values compared to current practice of engineers using general correlations. In addition, this project will identify supplemental field test methods that can yield modulus values which are even more accurate than those from SPT-N correlations in calculating the settlements. The effort will be based on performance results using actual field settlement measurements under controlled conditions.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $237141
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV24 977-29

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

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

      Jones, Larry

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Central Florida, Orlando

      12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501
      Orlando, FL  United States  32826-0150
    • Principal Investigators:

      Chopra, Manoj

      Arboleda, Luis

    • Start Date: 20180214
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01660117
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV24 977-29
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 15 2018 7:58AM