Test Bed Mesocosms for Improved Stabilized Sediment Laboratory Specimen Preparation and Field QA/QC

Download Project Overview

CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG84

Fiscal Year: 2021/2022

Status: In Progress

Principal investigator(s): Tyler Oathes, Ph.D. (PI), Rutgers CAIT
Robert Miskewitz, Ph,D. (Co-PI), Rutgers CAIT

Performing organization(s): Rutgers CAIT

Managing organization: Rutgers CAIT

In cooperation with: Rutgers, The State University
Partner project manager: Ali Maher, Ph.D., CAIT Director

Supported by: USDOT-OST-R

UTC, grant, or agreement no.: 69A3551847102


This project will utilize a combination of field and laboratory testing to (1) improve the preparation of laboratory specimens and (2) help guide the development of QA/QC guidelines. This project aims to improve current approaches by better incorporating the impact of the field construction process, compaction method, and curing environment.

The intended outcomes of this project are an improved methodology for creating laboratory specimens of soft stabilized sediments and guidelines for developing QA/QC criteria for construction. These outcomes will be presented both as a report as well as published in peer-reviewed journal articles or conference proceedings.