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Service Limit State Design and Analysis of Engineered Fills for Bridge Support

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-12-0038
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
End Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017
FHWA Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA Subprogram: 
Structures
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC); Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology
TRT Terms: 
Design; Transportation; Infrastructure; Bridges; Research; Bridge Foundations
FHWA Discipline: 
Geotechnical, Structures
TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, Design, Geotechnology, Research

Contact Information

First Name: 
Jennifer
Last Name: 
Nicks
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3075
Email Address: 
Team: 
Bridge Engineering Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-40

Project Details

Project Description: 

To more accurately predict the load deformation behavior of a shallow foundation on engineered fills at the service limit state.

Goals

The primary objectives of this contract are to:

(1) Develop practice-ready design tools to estimate immediate and secondary settlement and lateral deformation of engineered fills used for bridge support.

(2) Determine the stress distribution as a function of depth transferred by the engineered fill to the native foundation soils.  

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Research Report
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
A research report will be developed with the results of the research. Incorporate findings into GEC-6 [Geotechnical Engineering Circular] on shallow foundations, as applicable.