Experimental Behavior of Downdrag in Deep Foundations

by Robert M. Koerner, (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 2, Pg. 515-519

Document Type: Journal Paper


This note presents the results of the tests conducted in Drexel's soil mechanics laboratory to evaluate the many facets of the downdrag in deep foundations. The study explores further the behavior of piles in other soils, the effect of group action and spacing, and possible preventative measures.

Subject Headings: Soil properties | Laboratory tests | Soil tests | Deep foundations | Pile tests | Spacing | Piles

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