Drilled shafts have been used on a limited scale for many years as an alternative to driven piles in a variety of foundation problems. However, uncertainty about the behavior of the drilled shaft has forestalled widespread adoption. The subject package, by Dr. Lymon C. Reese of the University of Texas, is intended for use by bridge engineers, geotechnical engineers, and builders of pile foundations. The manual contains rational procedures and practical guidelines for the design and construction of drilled shaft foundations. Volume I presents a rational design procedure for drilled shafts under axial loading and includes guidelines on construction methods, inspection, load testing, specifications, and cost estimates. Volume II presents alternative methods for computing the response of the shaft to lateral loading and presents the structural design of the shaft for axial and/or lateral loading. (FHWA)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also Volume II: Structural Analysis and Design for Lateral Loading, P-0239.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78712

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Reese, L C
    • WRIGHT, S J
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-ID-77-21 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9105
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM