Drilled Piers and Caissons

by Michael W. O'Neill,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-285-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-285-1 (ISBN-10), 1981, Soft Cover, Pg. 153

Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention | St. Louis, Missouri, United States | October 28, 1981

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Drilled piers, also called drilled caissons, drilled shafts, bored piles, and cast-in-situ piles, have recently undergone a period of growth in their use as foundation bearing elements, uplift anchors, and lateral-load-carrying devices. Paralleling this growth has come an elevated level of understanding of the effects of various factors on the behavior of drilled piers. Such factors include in-situ soil conditions, type and direction of loading, pier geometry, and, very importantly, construction procedure. This publication was assembled by the Deep Foundations Committee of the Geotechnical Engineering Division of ASCE to describe recent developments in the wide spectrum of analytical modeling and observed performance of drilled piers. Two papers address construction procedures, three address the axial load performance of drilled piers in a variety of soil profiles, two are concerned with lateral load behavior, and two are directed toward analytical modeling.

Subject Headings: Piers | Lateral loads | Drilled shafts | Axial loads | Soil properties | Pile foundations | Drilling


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