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Projects Initiated in the 1950’s

PROJECTS INITIATED IN THE 1950’s:

51-1 Study of Hydraulic Design of the Curb Inlet Grate. Report – V.E. Scottron and C.J. Pelletier, “The Hydraulic Performance of Inlet Gratings,” 1954.

51-2 Investigation of Run-off from Small Drainage Areas. Report: J.E. Stephens, “Rainfall and Runoff Study of Small Drainage Areas,” February 1973, JHR 73-65. Final Report (pdf)

51-3 Variation in Amount of Frost Heave with Depths of Ground Water Table. Reports: R.J. Leonard, “A Study of the Effect of the Depth of Water Tables on Frost Action in Soils,” 1954. E.V. Gant, “Studies of Frost Action in Soils as a Function of Selected Soil Properties, Climatic Factors and Elevation of Ground Water Table,” 1963.

51-4 Effect of Washed Concrete Sand in Increasing Capillary Rise and Frost Heaving in Adjacent Soil. Report: E. Budzik, “The Effect of Concrete Sand on Capillarity in Parent Material,” 1953.

51-5 Capillary Potential of Various Materials. Report: A.V. Giodano, “Criterion for Filter Stability,” 1955.

51-6 Filter Test of Various Materials. Reports: E.R. Phelisse, “Some Aspects of Filter Action in Highway Underdrains,” 1954. B.K. Ramiah, “Stability of Filters for Highway Underdrains,” 1956.

53-1 Development of Miniature Filter Test. Report: B.K. Ramiah, “Stability of Filters for Highway Underdrains,” 1956.

54-1 Pile Drag Study – New Haven Harbor. Report: E.V. Gant, J.E. Stephens, and L. Moulton, “Measurement of Forces Produced in Piles by Settlement of Adjacent Soil,” 1958. Published in HRB Bulletin No. 173.

54-2 Laboratory Evaluation of Frost Characteristics. Report: P.V. Cuomo, “A Study of Moisture Migration in Freezing Soils,” 1956.

57-1 Study of the Relationship Between the Degrees of Consolidation and the Shearing Strength of Varved Clays and Marine Muds. No formal report written. Results applied by ConnDOT, Division of Soils and Foundations.

57-2 Study of the Relationship Between the Orientation of the Principal Stresses and the Shearing Strength of Varved Clays. Report: T.M. Meda, “Stability Analysis of Highway Embankments,” 1958.

57-3 Attempt to Correlate Laboratory Triaxial Shear Tests with Miniature Laboratory and Larger Field Vane Shear Tests. No formal report written. Results applied by ConnDOT, Division of Soils and Foundations.

57-4 Development and Use of Consolidation Apparatus Which Will Make Use of Extra-Thick Samples of Varved Clay. No formal report written. Results applied by ConnDOT, Division of Soils and Foundations.