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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Massachusetts Dept. of Public Works, Wellesley Hills. Research and Materials Section.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Construction Facilities Division
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Massachusetts Department of Public Works

    Research and Facilities Section
    Boston, MA  United States  02114

    Dept. of Public Works, Wellesley Hills. Research

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  • Authors:
    • Baligh, M M
    • Vivatrat, V
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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