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Materials & Tests Division - Geotechnical Engineering Section

6601 Centennial Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37243.0360
phone (615) 350.4130
fax (615) 350.4128

Geotechnical Research Projects

The Geotechnical Engineering Section also sponsors and performs research in a number of different geotechnical areas.

Past and present research projects include:

  • Landslide Inventory
  • Rock fall Database/Inventory
  • Plane Slip, Rock Wedge Programs for analysis of rock stability problems and design of rock slope repairs
  • Sinkhole Filtration
  • Acid Producing Rock Procedures
Photo of a sinkhole collapse.
Sinkhole Collapse along I-75
 
Photo of a rock fall site.
Rock fall Site
Photo of Sulfate salts leaching from pyritic rock
Sulfate salts leaching from pyritic rock