DESIGN CHARTS FOR MINOR SERVICE STRUCTURE FOUNDATIONS

A SERIES OF DESIGN CHARTS ARE PRESENTED WHICH ALLOW AN ENTIRELY GRAPHICAL PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED IN SELECTING THE PROPER SIZE OF DRILLED SHAFT FOUNDATION FOR STANDARD TEXAS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT SIGNS. THE PROCEDURES USES A BORING LOG OF CONE PENETROMETER MEASUREMENTS AND A GRAPHICAL OVERLAY-SLIDE DEVICE THAT WAS DEVELOPED TO DETERMINE THE SOIL SHEAR STRENGTH PARAMETERS. THESE DATA ARE USED TO SELECT ONE OF FIVE TYPICAL SOIL TYPES WHICH SPAN THE RANGE OF SOIL PROPERTIES NORMALLY ENCOUNTERED AND THIS DETERMINES THE FOOTING DESIGN CHART TO USE. THE FOOTING IS SIZED TO CARRY THE MOMENT FOR WHICH THE SIGN SUPPORT COLUMN IS DESIGNED. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  United States  78701

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lytton, R L
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00230754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Study 506-1f
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1972 12:00AM