Analysis of Drilled Shafts in a Deep Fill

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by Lymon C. Reese, Univ of Texas, United States,
Stephen G. Wright, Univ of Texas, United States,
Shin-Tower Wang, Univ of Texas, United States,
Mark A. Walsh, Univ of Texas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices

Abstract: A deep fill of varying thickness will settle with time and will also exhibit a horizontal component of movement. Drilled shafts that are installed in the fill to support a structure must be designed to accommodate downdrag and lateral forces. Soil-structure-interaction concepts are utilized in developed a rational solution to the problem. The principal tool was a computer program that utilized modified p-y curves.

Subject Headings: Fills | Drilled shafts | Shafts | Lateral forces | Soil strength | Thickness | Support structures | Structural design |

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