New Design Method for Drilled Shafts from Common Soil and Rock Tests

by L. C. Reese, Univ of Texas, United States,
M. W. O'Neill, Univ of Texas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices


A method is presented by which the compressive capacity and load-settlement characteristics of large drilled shafts can be computed from commonly executed soil and rock tests. The method is predicated primarily on the analysis of loading tests in a data base and is limited to conditions represented in that data base. The method can be applied in a straightforward manner without the use of a computer.

Subject Headings: Load tests | Drilled shafts | Shafts | Rocks | Soil tests | Load bearing capacity | Load factors | Databases

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