PILE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION SPECIFICATION BASED ON LOAD-FACTOR CONCEPT

The use of load-factor procedures for the design of bridge superstructures is expanding rapidly. However, substructure design is still based exclusively on allowable stress methods. This paper presents an approach to load-factor design for pile foundations. The load factors suggested follow the current American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recommendations, while the resistance factors recommended are based on the capacity-determination methods and the construction control procedures used. Actual values are selected to be consistent with currently used procedures where they are available. The proposed specification can provide a framework for the use of more-appropriate resistance factors as they become available from ongoing research. (Author)

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 42-45
  • Monograph Title: Embankment stabilization and soil mechanics
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319356
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 03090305905
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM