The discussers of this paper observe that considering the potential disturbance due to opening the hole below the water table and driving the split spoon, it is unlikely that the error in unit weight (determined as described in the paper) would be as low as plus or minus 3 percent, yet this error results in the calculated relative denisty ranging between 52 and 76 percent. The discussers make observations on the multiplication factor for E, and state that because the calculated settlements using the "modified elastic theory" with E=4,000 psi happens to agree with the measured building settlements lends no credence to the predictive capability of this analytic method. The plot of building load versus settlement of column E-6 is questioned, as well as the calculation of group settlements (using the semi-empirical rules of Skempton and Meyerhoff). The observation is made that agreement between the settlements calculated by the authors from these formulas with the observed values is fortuitous and is not accepted as evidence justifying their continued use.

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    • Discussion of Proc. Paper 10405 by Robert M. Koerner and Antal Partos originally published March 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Discussers:
    • Kovacs, W D
    • Leonards, G A
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Accession Number: 00083660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11087
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM