Scott Anderson "FHWA Activities"

Report
43rd ANNUAL FHWA MIDWEST GEOTECHNICAL CONFERENCE
Bloomington, MINNESOTA, OCTOBER 1-3, 2014
Update on FHWA Active and Future
Highway Geotechnical Engineering Activities
Dr. Scott Anderson, FHWA Resource Center
Dr. Naser Abu-Hejleh, FHWA Resource Center
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Integrating SHRP2 GeoTech Tools
into Project Planning and Delivery
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APPLICATIONS
SOLUTIONS ABOVE GRADE
EMBANKMENT
EMBANKMENT
UNSTABLE SOILS
STABLE SOILS
SOLUTIONS ABOVE OR BELOW GRADE
Construction over Unstable
Soils
Construction over
STABLE/STABILIZED Soils
WORKING PLATFORM SOLUTIONS
PAVEMENT SURFACE
GROUND SURFACE
BASE
UNSTABLE SOILS
SUBBASE
UNSTABLE
SOILS
SUBGRADE SOILS
OR
STABLE
SOILS
GEOTECHNICAL PAVEMENT
COMPONENTS (SOLUTIONS FOR BASE,
SUBBASE, AND SUBGRADE)
Working Platforms
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SHRP2 Implementation Assistance
 15 IAP Awards
 ½ Day and 1-Day training courses (NHI 132097A
and B)
 With and without worked examples
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Activities on Foundations
 Development of GEC 12, Update of Driven Piles
 Development of Guidance for Post-Grouted Drilled
Shafts: Phase II under way
 Development of LRFD Web-Based Training
 Update to GEC 9 – Design for Lateral Load on Deep
Foundations
 Deformation Analysis of Shallow Foundations on
Granular Soils and Engineered Fills
 Bearing Resistance of Large Diameter Open-End Piles
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Walls and Slopes
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EDC 3 - GRS-IBS Implementation
GRS Evaluation and Research Program
Update to GEC 7 - Soil Nail Walls
SNAP-2 – Soil Nail Analysis Program
Guidance for use of LEM for MSE wall design
Highway Innovations, Developments, Enhancements
and Advancements (IDEA) Program
• North Carolina Slope Management Plan
• WFLHD/FLMA Slope Management Plan
• Alaska GAM Plan
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Other Activities
 Update to GEC 5 – Soil and Rock Properties
 Update to GEC 13 - Ground Improvement Techniques
 Guidance for High Performance Concrete in
geotechnical applications
 Laboratory Testing of Open-Graded Aggregates
 Inertial Profilers as a Performance Management Tool
 Quality Assurance in Geotechnical Reporting
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Other Activities
 Virtual World Training and Technology Showcase: To
be in conjunction with IFCEE in March 2015
 FLH Activities
 LASR MSE walls
 Deep Patch
 Geologic Hazard Characterization
 Deployment/Evaluation of MEMs Inclinometers
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Questions
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