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Research Projects

Below are some of the center's most research projects.

  • Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), "QC/QA on CLSMs." $206,996, Feb 2013 to Jan 2015, PI: Anand Puppala (On-going).
  • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), "Pilot Implementation Using Geofoam for Repair of Bridge Approach Slabs and Adjoining Roadway", $119,940, October 2012 to September 2014, PI: Anand Puppala, and Co-PI: Xinbao Yu (On-going).
  • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), "Improvement of Construction Quality Control by Using Intelligent Compaction Technology for Base and Soil." $248,064 (UTA – Co-Lead and Share - $35,960), Nov 2012 to October 2013, PI: Anand Puppala, and Co-PIs: Laureano R. Hoyos (On-going).
  • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), "Mitigation of High Sulfate Soils in Texas." $456,615 (UTA – Lead and Share - $283,027), Sept 2010 to August 2014, PI: Anand Puppala, and Co-PIs: Laureano R. Hoyos (On-going).
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), "MRI: Development of Advanced Triaxial Testing Device for Comprehensive Characterization of Unsaturated and Expansive Soil Behaviors over a Wider Range of Soil Suction States," $400,020, Sep 2010 to Aug 2014, PI: Anand Puppala and Co-PIs: Laureano Hoyos, Saibun Tjuatja, John Wickham (On-going).
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), "Collaborative Research: SWCC Based Models for Realistic Simulation of Swell Behavior of Expansive Soils," $416,000 (UTA – Lead and Share - $268,886), Sep 2010 to Aug 2014, PI: Anand Puppala and Co-PI: Laureano Hoyos (On-going).
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth. "Extended Monitoring and Modeling of Field Testing Sections." $493,126, June 2010 to May 2015, PI: Anand Puppala (On-going).
  • National Academy of Sciences, NCHRP, Transportation Research Board (TRB) "Modulus-Based Construction Specification for Compaction of Earthwork and Unbound Aggregate." $500,000 (UTEP – Lead and UTA – Co- Sponsor $75,012), Sep 2010 to Dec 2014, PI: Anand Puppala (On-going).
Institutes & Organized Research Centers of Excellence