Geotechnics

Research to investigate geosynthetics, granular materials, aggregates, backfill materials, pile setup, soil compaction and retaining walls.

Please visit the Wisconsin Digital Archives​ or contact staff at research@dot.wi.gov for research published before FFY 2014.

​​​Research in progress


​Project ID

​Project information

​Completion date

(expected)

​0092-22-05

​Weight-Volume Relationships and Conversion Factors for Soils and Aggregates of Wisconsin
Principal Investigator: Bora Cetin, Michigan State University

WisDOT Contact: Andrew Zimmer (andrew.zimmer@dot.wi.gov)

Request for Proposal

​03/2023
​0092-21-06

​Geotechnical Asset Management for Slopes
Principal Investigator: Scott Anderson, BGC Engineering USA, Inc.

WisDOT Contact: David Staab (david.staab@dot.wi.gov)

Request for Proposal

​10/2022
​0092-20-05

​Quality Testing of Wisconsin Aggregates
Principal Investigator: Hani Titi, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

WisDOT Contact: Erik Lyngdal (erik.lyngdal@dot.wi.gov)

Request for Proposal

​10/2022

Completed research

Project ID

​Project information

​Completion date

​0092-18-07
​Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Backfill Water Infiltration

Final report Research brief
​07/2021
​0092-19-06

​Comparison of ASTM Standards for the Evaluation of Geogrid Strength

Fina​l report Research brief

​02/2021
​0092-17-08

​Monitoring of Lateral Earth Pressures and Movements of Cut Retaining Walls

Final reportResearch brief

​11/2019
​0092-17-01

​Evaluation of Recycled Base Aggregates

Final reportResearch brief

​07/2019
​0092-16-03

​Evaluation of H-Pile Corrosion Rates for WI Bridges Located in Aggressive Subsurface Environments

Final reportResearch brief

​05/2019
​0092-15-06

​Evaluation of the Long-Term Degradation and Strength Characteristics of In-situ Wisconsin Virgin Base Aggregates under HMA Pavements

Final reportResearch brief

​11/2018
​0092-16-07

​Thermal Integrity Profiling for Detecting Flaws in Drilled Shafts

Final reportResearch brief

​10/2018
​0092-15-07

​​Correlation of ASTM D4833 and D6241 Geotextile Puncture Test Methods and Results for Use on Wisconsin Department of Transportation Projects

Final reportResearch brief

​05/2017
​0092-12-07

​Predicting Scour of Bedrock in Wisconsin

Final reportResearch Brief

​04/2017
​0092-12-08

​Static Pile Load Tests on Driven Piles into Intermediate Geo-Materials

Final reportResearch brief

​09/2016
​0092-13-03

​Understanding and Complying with Storm Water Mitigation Guidelines from the EPA

Final reportResearch brief

​05/2016​

​0092-09-05

Evaluation of the Foundation Movements of Transportation Structures

Final report

​02/2016

​0092-11-04

​Analysis of Trends/Correlations of Historical WisDOT Soil Lab Test Results Through Development of an Electronic Database

Final report

​06/2015

​0092-14-03

​Permeability Performance and Lateral Load for Granular Backfill behind Abutments

Final reportResearch brief

​05/2015

​0092-08-11

​Effective Depth of Soil Compaction in Relation to Applied Compactive Energy

Final report ​​Research brief

​03/2015

​0092-14-02

​Performance of Pile Supported Sign Structures

Final reportResearch brief

​03/2015
​0092-12-03

​Lateral Deflection Contribution to Settlement Estimates

Final reportResearch brief

​07/2014
​0092-11-03

​Evaluating the Methodology and Performance of Jetting and Flooding Granular Backfill Systems

Final reportResearch brief

​02/2014