Skin Friction Evaluated From Friction Meter Test

by Masanari Tominaga, Kawasaki Steel Corp, Chiba, Japan,
Hiedo Hanzawa, Kawasaki Steel Corp, Chiba, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Use of In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering


This paper first describes the features of a specially developed friction meter and its operation method, and then reports in-situ test results conducted on various types of soils at two sites where 4 load tests on actual piles were also carried out. Skin friction values for each test pile from the friction meter test, load test and the analytical methods currently practiced in Japan are presented and discussed. It is demonstrated that the values evaluated from the friction meter test agreed well with the values from the load test, whereas the values obtained from the analytical methods currently practiced were found to be too conservative.

Subject Headings: Skin friction | Friction | Load tests | Soil tests | Pile tests | Soil mechanics | Soil classification | Soil analysis | Japan | Asia

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