Interpretation of Load Tests and Drilled Shafts—Part 3: Lateral and Moment

by Anwar Hirany, Hauskins & Beckwith Geotechnical, Engineers Inc, United States,
Fred H. Kulhawy, Hauskins & Beckwith Geotechnical, Engineers Inc, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices

Abstract: Existing interpretation methods for lateral and moment load tests are reviewed critically, and a qualitative and quantitative comparison is made for selected methods. A new method is proposed for interpreting static lateral and moment load test results on straight-sided drilled shafts. A quantitative comparison of the proposed method with selected existing methods is given.

Subject Headings: Lateral loads | Load tests | Moment (mechanics) | Load factors | Drilled shafts | Shafts | Comparative studies

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