A REVIEW OF SOIL-POLE BEHAVIOR

THE BEHAVIOR OF A POLE EMBEDDED IN SOIL IS REVIEWED IN THE LIGHT OF MODERN SOIL MECHANICS. A COMPILATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE AVAILABLE PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED TEST RESULTS PROVIDE THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION USED IN A DISCUSSION BEHAVIOR OF A SOIL-POLE SYSTEM. A THEORETICAL ANALYSIS IS PRESENTED THAT ACCOUNTS FOR VERTICAL, LATERAL AND MOMENT LOADS ON THE POLE; THE NATURE OF THE PREVIOUS THEORETICAL WORK AVAILABLE IN THE LITERATURE IS TABULATED FOR COMPARISON. THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES ALSO INCLUDE A SIMPLE QUANTITATIVE MEANS FOR DETERMINING IF A FLEXURAL MEMBER IS RIGID ENOUGH THAT ITS DEFLECTION CAN BE DESCRIBED SOLELY AS A ROTATION. IN APPLICATION OF THE ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES TO POLE DESIGNS A SIMPLE MEANS OF APPROXIMATING THE STRENGTH AND SUBGRADE MODULUS OF THE SOIL IS SHOWN TO BE NECESSARY. A SIMPLE STATIC SOIL PENETROMETER TEST IS SUGGESTED AS A PRACTICAL DEVICE FOR FIELD USE. OTHER VARIABLES THAT MUST BE CONSIDERED IN DEVELOPING POLE DESIGN STANDARDS ARE THE METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION, THE LOADING CONDITIONS AND THE GEOMETRICAL CONFIGURATION OF THE POLES. /AUTHOR/

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  • Authors:
    • Davisson, M T
    • Prakash, Shamsher
  • Publication Date: 1963

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 25-48
  • Monograph Title: Stresses in soils and layered systems
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  • Accession Number: 00233643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 19 1994 12:00AM