ARKANSAS BRIDGE FOUNDATIONS: FIELD PROCEDURES
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.
- This report was sponsored by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and conducted in cooperation with DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
University of Arkansas, FayettevilleDepartment of Civil Engineering, 4190 Bell Engineering Center
Fayetteville, AR USA 72701
- Welch, R C
- Thornton, S I
- Publication Date: 1978-3
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Boring; Bridge design; Bridge foundations; Bridges; Cone penetrometers; Electrical resistivity; Field tests; Properties of materials; Seismology; Soil penetration test; Soils; Structural design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Soil properties
- Old TRIS Terms: Insitu methods; Resistivity
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials;
- 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