Project TitleNumerical and Experimental Investigation of Efficient Geometric Arrangement of Metal Fin Tube Foundations for Transportation Applications
UniversityPenn State
Principal Investigator(s)Tong Qiu, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Penn State

Jeffrey Laman, Ph.D., P.E., Professor of Civil Engineering, Penn State
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Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization)Penn State
Federal $98,098.00
Match $98,096.00
Total Project Cost$196,196.00
Start and End Dates3/1/19—6/1/20
Brief Description of Research ProjectThe objective of this study is to understand the efficiency of different geometric arrangements of fins in relation to the tube/pile for the performance of metal fin tube foundations (MFTFs) under axial and lateral loading. This objective will be achieved through an integrated numerical and experimental study.