Soils and foundations (geotechnics)

Documents below are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

Research in progress

Project ID and
program
TitleFor more informationExpected end date
0092-12-08
WHRP
Static Pile Load Tests on Driven Piles into Intermediate Geo-MaterialsProject details

April 2015
0092-14-02
WHRP
Performance of Pile Supported Sign StructuresProject details

February 2015
0092-14-03
WHRP
Permeability Performance and Lateral Load for Granular Backfill behind AbutmentsProject details

February 2015
0092-11-04
WHRP
Analysis of Trends/Correlations of Historical WisDOT Soil Lab Test Results Through Development of an Electronic DatabaseProject details

December 2014
0092-13-03
WHRP
Understanding and Complying with Storm Water Mitigation Guidelines from the EPAProject details

December 2014
0092-09-05
WHRP
Evaluation of the Foundation Movements of Transportation StructuresProject details

November 2014
0092-08-11
WHRP
Effective Depth of Soil Compaction in Relation to Applied Compactive Energy Project details

June 2014
0092-12-07
WHRP
Predicting Scour of Bedrock in WisconsinProject details

May 2014
0092-11-03
WHRP
Evaluating the Methodology and Performance of Jetting and Flooding Granular Backfill SystemsProject details

February 2014

Completed research

Project ID and
program
TitleFor more informationEnd date
0092-12-03
WHRP
Lateral Deflection Contribution to Settlement EstimatesProject details

February 2014
0092-10-09
WHRP
Comparison of LRFD and LFD Cast-In-Place Pile Design and Construction MethodsProject brief (285 KB)
Final report (7.2 MB)

June 2013
0092-10-08
WHRP
Investigation of Testing Methods to Determine Long Term Aggregate Durability of Various Types of Wisconsin Aggregate SourcesProject brief (248 KB)
Final report (7.2 MB)

April 2013
0092-09-04
WHRP
Evaluation of Constructed, Cast-in-Place (CIP) Piling PropertiesProject brief (761 KB)
Final report, part 1 (19.6 MB)
Final report, part 2 (25.3 MB)

December 2011
TPF-5(128)
Transportation Pooled Fund Program
Accelerated Implementation of Intelligent Compaction Technology for Embankment Subgrade Soils, Aggregate Base and Asphalt Pavement MaterialProject details

September 2011
0092-10-10
WHRP
Cone Penetrometer Comparison Testing Project brief (512 KB)
Final report (w/o appendices) (10.1 MB)

September 2011
0092-06-04
WHRP
Construction Vibration Attenuation with Distance and its Effect on the Quality of Early-Age Concrete Project details
Final Report (28.1 MB)
Research Brief (756 KB)

September 2011
0092-08-12
WHRP
Determination of Resilient Modulus Values for Typical Plastic Soils in WIsconsin Research brief (609 KB)
Final report (4.1 MB)

September 2011
0092-07-06
WHRP
Development of Full Scale Testing of an Alternate Foundation System for Post and Panel Retaining WallsProject details
Research Brief (1.2 MB)
Final Report (5.7 MB)

December 2010
0092-08-07
WHRP
Evaluation of Intelligent Compaction Technology for Densification of Roadway Subgrades and Structural Layers Research Brief (219 KB)
Final Report (9.7 MB)

October 2010
0092-04-10
WHRP
Monitoring and Evaluation of Fly Ash Stabilized Subgrade Constructed by Wisconsin DOTProject details
Research Brief (542 KB)
Final Report (5 MB)

June 2010
WI-03-10
Materials Management Section
Evaluation of Ecocycle Netting for Erosion Control ApplicationsFinal Report (759 KB)

May 2010
0092-07-04
WHRP
Comparison of Three Different Methods for Determing Pile Bearing CapacitiesProject details
Research Brief (358 KB)
Final Report (3.3 MB)

March 2009
0092-07-05
WHRP
Development of Testing Methods to Determine Interaction of Geogrid-Reinforced Granular Material for Mechanistic Pavement AnalysisProject details
Final Report (3.2 MB)
Research Brief (520 KB)

October 2008
0092-06-05
WHRP
Comparison of Basic Lab Test Results with More Sophisticated Lab and In-Situ Test Methods on Soils in Southeastern WisconsinProject details
Research Brief (1.1 MB)
Final Report (378 KB)

September 2008
0092-00-13
WHRP
Evaluation of Bridge Approach Settlement Mitigation MethodsProject details
Research Brief (436 KB)
Final Report (15.4 MB)
Appendices (Final Report) (12.6 MB)

October 2007
0092-05-08
WHRP
Determination of Shear Strength Values for Granular Backfill Materials Used by Wisconsin DOTProject details
Research Brief (284 KB)
Final Report (2.1 MB)

August 2007
0092-05-09
WHRP
Investigation of Vertical Members to Resist Surficial Slope Instabilities Project details
Research Brief (291 KB)
Final Report (4 MB)

June 2007
0092-03-11
WHRP
Determination of Typical Resilient Modulus Values for Selected Soils in WisconsinProject details
Research Brief (306 KB)
Final Report (2.3 MB)

May 2006
0092-02-03
WHRP
Investigation of Testing Methods to Determine Long-Term Durability of Wisconsin Aggregate Resources Including Natural Materials, Industrial Byproducts, and Recycled/Reclaimed MaterialsProject details
Final Report (982 KB)
Research Brief (473 KB)

November 2005
0092-03-12
WHRP
Development of Methodology to Include Strength Contribution of Select Subgrade Materials in Pavement StructuresProject details
Final Report (303 KB)
Research Brief (306 KB)

October 2005
0092-45-15
WHRP
Effectiveness of Geosynthetics in Stabilizing Soft SubgradesProject details
Final Report (1.2 MB)
Research Brief (348 KB)

October 2005
0092-00-12
WHRP
Equivalency of Subgrade Reinforcement MethodsProject details
Final Report (863 KB)
Research Brief (306 KB)

October 2005
0092-45-18
WHRP
Field Performance of Subbases Constructed with Industrial ByproductsProject details
Final Report (4.3 MB)
Research Brief (306 KB)

October 2005
0092-01-05
WHRP
Investigation of the DCP and SSG as Alternative Methods to Determine Subgrade StabilityProject details
Final Report (3.2 MB)
Research Brief (282 KB)

October 2005
0092-04-09
WHRP
Investigation of Standard Penetration Torque Testing (SPT-T) to Predict Pile PerformanceProject details
Research Brief (554 KB)
Final Report (3.1 MB)

September 2005
0092-04-08
WHRP
Application of Electromagnetic Geophysics (EMG) Technology to Subsurface InvestigationsProject details
Research Brief (402 KB)
Final Report (683 KB)

June 2005
0092-02-01
WHRP
Determination of Influences on Support Strength of Crushed Aggregate Base Course Due to Gradational, Regional, and Source Variations Project details
Research Brief (179 KB)
Final Report (645 KB)

February 2004
0092-00-14
WHRP
Estimating Soil/Pile Set-Up Project details
Final Report (287 KB)
Research Brief (414 KB)

September 2003
WI-06-03
Materials Management Section
Evaluation of Polymer for Soil StabilizationFinal Report (497 KB)

August 2003
WI/SPR-05-02
Materials Management Section
Comprehensive Subgrade Deflection Acceptance Criteria - Executive SummaryFinal Report (439 KB)

November 2002
WI/SPR-04-02
Materials Management Section
Comprehensive Subgrade Deflection Acceptance Criteria - Pilot ImplementationFinal Report (4.8 MB)

January 2002
WI/SPR-02-01
Materials Management Section
Comprehensive Subgrade Deflection Acceptance Criteria - Phase III Final ReportFinal Report (1.6 MB)

January 2001
0092-45-95
Materials Management Section
Development of Comprehensive Subgrade Deflection Acceptance CriteriaPhase III Final Report (1.6 MB)
Executive Summary (405 KB)
Pilot Implementation (4.8 MB)

January 2001

Materials Management Section
Erosion Control Product Acceptability Lists for Multi-Modal ApplicationsFinal Report (269 KB)

January 2001
WI-06-98
Materials Management Section
Polyacrylamide as a Soil Stabilizer for Erosion ControlFinal Report (1.5 MB)

January 2001
WI-08-00
Materials Management Section
Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport Class 1 Erosion Mat Test SiteFinal Report (94 KB)

October 2000
WI-17-99
Materials Management Section
Evaluation of the GEOWEB and J.K. Structure Slope Stabilization MethodsFinal Report (2.7 MB)

January 2000
WI-16-99
Materials Management Section
Flowable Fill as Backfill for Bridge AbutmentsFinal Report (3.1 MB)

December 1999

Research implementation activities

Project ID and
program
TitleFor more informationEnd date
0092-07-21
WHRP
Implementation of Determination of Shear Strength Values for Granular Backfill Material Used by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Project details
Final Report (275 KB)

July 2010
0092-08-37
WHRP
Implementation of Project Three Different Methods for Determining Pile Bearing CapacitiesProject details

November 2009
0092-08-38
WHRP
Implementation Investigation of Vertical Members to Resist Surficial Slope InstabilitiesProject details

June 2009
0092-06-08
WHRP
Implementation of Equivalency of Alternative Working Platforms and Their Pavement Design Strength Contribution Projects Project details
Final Report (224 KB)

December 2008

Transportation Synthesis Reports

TitlePublication date
Intelligent Compaction of Soils (91 KB)December 2006
Geotechnical Research and Load and Resistance Factor Design Issues (75 KB)November 2006
Rapid Construction of Structural Foundations (67 KB)April 2006
Determining Depth of Utilities in Design Stages (64 KB)March 2006
Slurry Backfills in Approach Embankments (51 KB)March 2006

Transportation Literature Searches

TitlePublication date
Bond Values for Cofferdam Seal Concrete and Piles (391 KB)November 2010
Lateral Spreading of Soft Soils (318 KB)November 2010
Using Photolog Data to Extract Measurements of Roadway and Roadside Features (161 KB)March 2010
Cast-In-Place Piling Properties (80 KB)January 2008
Foundation Movements in Transportation Structures (102 KB)January 2008
Applied Energy and Effective Depth of Soil Compaction (45 KB)January 2007
Determination of Resilient Modulus of Soils (67 KB)January 2007
Pile Downdrag (106 KB)November 2006
Construction Vibration Impacts on Early-Age Concrete (57 KB)December 2004