Uplift Resistance of Transmission Tower Footing

by E.A. Turner,


Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 17-34


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract:

Results of research project to develop design criteria for tower foundations subjected to uplift loads; study was directed primarily to evaluation of uplift resistance of underream type footings; limited results for straight concrete shaft and grillage footings also given; empirical relationships between uplift resistance, footing dimensions, and soil properties for shallow and deep footings; equations permit more reliable evaluation of uplift resistance than previous methods of design based on assumed dimensions of soil failure surface.



Subject Headings: Load and resistance factor design | Footings | Uplifting behavior | Foundation design | Soil properties | Power transmission towers | Surface properties

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