This report presents detailed procedures for obtaining undisturbed samples of subsurface soils and for conducting in-situ field tests to determine soil properties useful in bridge foundation design. The sampling tools covered are thin-wall tube, Osterberg fixed-piston sampler, Dension sampler, and Pitcher sampler. The field tests covered are standard penetration test, quasi-static cone penetration test, and field vane shear test. Also included in the report are sections covering the evaluation of a quasi-static cone penetrometer, the evaluation of seismic and resistivity equipment and a compilation of available bridge boring data from highway department files.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was sponsored by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and conducted in cooperation with DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

    Department of Civil Engineering, 4190 Bell Engineering Center
    Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701
  • Authors:
    • Welch, R C
    • Thornton, S I
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-78-S0770 Intrm Rpt., FCP 40S3-262
  • Contract Numbers: 39
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM