METHODOLOGY FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF DRILLED SHAFTS IN COHESIVE SOILS

Drilled shaft foundations are widely used in the construction of numerous types of permanent structures such as buildings, residences, bridges, and towers in unstable materials and fills including swelling soils. Much research has been done to develop design procedures for drilled shaft foundations, but few comparisons had been made to validate the design methodologies for different soils and loaoding conditions. This report presents a comprehensive evaluation of different design procedures and describes those procedures that offer satisfactory solutions to the design of shaft foundations. Guidelines are provided for the design and construction of drilled shaft foundations subject to axial and lateral loading forces using either effective or total stress analysis. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    Geotechnical Laboratory, 3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199

    Army Corps of Engineers

    Office of the Chief of Engineers, 1000 Independence Ave, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20314-1000
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, L D
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 414 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt GL-84-5 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM