University of Florida Civil Engineering

Frank C. Townsend – Bryon Spangler Professor
Email: ftown@ce.ufl.edu

Courses:

Landfill Design
Soil Properties
Slope Stability and Retaining Walls
Foundation Design
Ground Modification

EDUCATION

Ph.D  Oklahoma State University          1970
MSCE Oklahoma State University           1967
BSCE Michigan College of Mining 
     & Technology                        1962

YEARS SERVICE ON THIS FACULTY

20 Years      Appointment Date, September, 1979
Sep 1979-     Professor

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Florida (No. 29091)

PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS OF LAST FIVE YEARS

Refereed Publications

Pinto, P. L., Anderson, B., and Townsend, F. C., "Comparison of Horizontal Load Transfer Curves From Strain Gages and Slope Inclinometer: A Case Study," Symposium on Field Instrumentation for Soil and Rock, ASTM STP1358, G.N. Durham and W.A. Marr, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, 1999.

Anderson, J. B. Grajales, B., and Townsend, F. C., "Validation of P-y Curves from Pressuremeter and Dilatometer Tests at Auburn, AL" ASCE GSP No. 92 Behavioral Characteristics of Residual Soils, Charlotte, N.C. ,1999.

Anderson, J. B. and Townsend, F. C., "Validation of P-y Curves from Pressuremeter Tests at Pascagoula, Mississippi," XI Panamerican Conferenceon Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering ,1999.

Garcia, Marcus R. , and Townsend F. C. "Axial Pile Capacity Evaluation Using SPT97, PDA, and CAPWAP in Puerto Rico", XI Panamerican Conferenceon Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering ,1999.

Ruesta, P.F. and Townsend, F.C. "Evaluation of Laterally Loaded Pile Group at Roosevelt Bridge" ASCE Jrn Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol 123 No.12, Dec. 1997, pp1153-1162

Ruesta, P.F. and Townsend, F.C. "Prediction of Lateral Load Response for a Pile Group" TRB Rec. No. 1569, Washington, D.C., 1997 pp 36-47

O’Neill, M.W., Brown, D.A., and Townsend, F.C., "Innovative Load Testing of Deep Foundations", Transportation Research Record 1569, 1997 pp 17-26

Publications in Proceedings

Townsend, F.C. " Comparison of Deep Foundation Load test Methods" , Proceedings X Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 1995

 

Caliendo, J.A.., Bartholowmew, M., Lai, P., Townsend, F.C., and McVay, M.C., "Static Pile Capacity Predictions with SPT91," Proceedings X Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 1995, pp. 837-842.

 

McVay, M.C., Bloomquist, D.G., VanderLinde*, D., and Clausen*, J. "Development of a Lateral Loading Device for Pile Groups," International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering,  Centrifuge 94, Singapore, Balkema Publishers, pp 479-484

 

Feld*, T., Bloomquist, D.G., Townsend, F. C., and McVay, M. C., "Investigation of Pile Group Efficiencies in Sand," International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering,  Centrifuge 94,  Singapore, Balkema Publishers, pp. 437-442.

 

Caliendo, J.A., Bartholomew, M., Lai, P.W., Townsend, F.C., and McVay, M.C., "Static Pile Capacity Predictions with SPT91" Proceedings International Conf.  Design and Construction of Deep Foundations, Orlando, 1994.

 

Davidson.  J.L., Townsend, F.C., Ruesta, P.F., and Caliendo, J.A., " Pile Load Test Database and an Evaluation of the Program SPT91",  International Conf.  Design and Construction of Deep Foundations, Orlando, 1994.

 

Townsend, F.C., Theos, J.F., Bloomquist, D., and Hussein, M.  " Dynamic Testing of an Instrumented Drilled Shaft",  International Conf.  Design and Construction of Deep Foundations, Orlando, 1994.

 

Townsend, F.C., Dunkelberger, C.E., and Bloomquist, D., "Drilled Shaft Friction Evaluation via Pullout Tests",  International Conf.  Design and Construction of Deep Foundations, Orlando, 1994.

Reports - University of Florida

  Townsend, F.C., Anderson, J.B. and Grajales, B. “Insitu Testing for Evaluating Lateral Load Capacity of Deep Foundations”, FDOT Final Report # 99700-7619-010. 1999 445 pages.

        Townsend, F.C., Ruesta, P.F., Hoyt, L.  and McVay,M.C. "Prediction and Evaluation of a Laterally Loaded Pile Group at Roosevelt Bridge" Final Report FDOT State Project # 99700-3508-119, March 1997 381 pages.

Bloomquist, D., Townsend, F. C., and Feld, T., "Centrifugal Model Investigation of Pile Group Efficiencies," Final Report for Florida Department of Transportation, Project 4504491036012, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Florida, March 1991, 32 pages.

Bloomquist, D., Townsend, F. C., and Parra, F., "Development of Insitu Equipment for Capacity Determinations of Deep Foundations in Florida Limestone," Final Report for Florida Department of Transportation, Project 4910450428212, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Florida, March 1991, 204 pages.

SCIENTIFIC and PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Secretary, ASCE Deep Foundations Committee
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineers (ISSMFE)

HONORS and AWARDS
Civil Engineering Academy, Michigan Tech, 1996
Co-Winner of Southeast ASEE Research Paper, 1990
Tau Beta Pi, Outstanding Teacher, 1988-89
ASTM C. B. Dudley Award, 1988
Tau Beta Pi, University of Florida, 1981
ASTM Special Service Award, 1981
ASTM D-18 Appreciation Award, 1978
ASTM C. A. Hogentogler Award, 1977
Phi Kappa Phi, Oklahoma State University, 1970
Sigma Xi, Oklahoma State University, 1970
U.S. Army Commendation Medal, 1966
Chi Epsilon, Michigan Technology University, 1962

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