A MANUAL ON PREDICTION OF PILE DOWNDRAG ON END BEARING PILES
The settlement of soil surrounding pile foundations causes negative skin friction to develop between soil and pile. The resulting downdrag forces represent a major cause of pile failures when not considered in the design. This manual presents a simple method for predicting the magnitude of the maximum downdrag forces on vertical end-bearing piles, together with examples illustrating the use of the method in practice.
- Prepared in cooperation with Massachusetts Dept. of Public Works, Wellesley Hills. Research and Materials Section.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyConstruction Facilities Division
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
Washington, DC United States 20590
Massachusetts Department of Public WorksResearch and Facilities Section
Boston, MA United States 02114
Dept. of Public Works, Wellesley Hills. Research,
- Baligh, M M
- Vivatrat, V
- Publication Date: 1975-11
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Bearing capacity; Bearing piles; Downwash; Failure; Forecasting; Friction; Friction factor; Loads; Pile foundations; Piles (Supports); Settlement (Structures); Skin friction; Skin resistance; Soil mechanics
- Old TRIS Terms: Settlement structural
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00136896
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: R75-38 Res. Rpt., FHWA/RD-76-S0467
- Contract Numbers: DOT-R21-3
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM