Sri Sritharan Department of Civil, Construction & Evnironmental Engineering
Wilkinson Chair Professor in Engineering (515)294-5238 |


Development of LRFD Design Procedures for Bridge Piles in Iowa (TR-573)

Principal Investigator: Sivalingam Sritharan
Co-Principal Investigator: Muhannad Suleiman
Team Members: Member 1
Member 2
Sponsor(s): Iowa Department of Transportation
Start Date: 07/01/2007
End Date: 06/30/2008
Keywords: Soil Foundation & Structure Interaction

Project Description:

The overall objective of this research project is to examine current pile design and construction procedures used by the Iowa DOT and recommend changes and improvements to them that are consistent with available pile load test data, soils information, and bridge design practiced recommended by load and resistance factor design (LRFD). In this process, we will make it a priority to work towards recommended changes and improvements that do not significantly increase design and construction costs.