This is a discussion of a paper of this title by R.E. Martin, J.J. Seli, G.W. Powell, and M. Bertoulin published in Volume 113, No. 6, (June, 1987) of this journal. Discusser, Decourt, relates his use of a simple method for the determination of the bearing capacity of piles based on N values of the SPT, and makes comparisons with the data presented in the paper. Discusser Mayne describes experience with site exploration and pile driving which support the conclusions of the paper. Discusser Neely questions the values of average unit shaft resistance and unit point resistance deduced from the load transfer diagrams. Discusser Phatak expresses the opinion that in view of the large variation in K values in static formulas, the procedure of fixing the unit point resistance factor as 4 for back-calculation purposes in not sound. These discussions are followed by a closure by the authors.

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  • Created Date: Nov 30 1989 12:00AM