The general behavior of single drilled shafts subjected to lateral loads and of their design methods are reviewed. Such shafts can economically be used as sign supports in highway work. A simplified but accurate design method that assumes rigid-body motion of the pile and that the lateral soil resistance varies linearly with the depth at ultimate load but reverses direction at the point of rotation of the shaft is developed. Charts are given for routine design. Methods for determining the maximum soil resistance at the surface and the slope of its assumed linear variation are reviewed and conservative recommendations are made for determining these values. Methods for determining the soil-strength parameters for the analysis are reviewed and design examples are given for both cohesive and cohesionless soils. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 62-66
  • Monograph Title: Soil mechanics: rutting in asphalt pavements, embankments on varved clays and foundations
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025958
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM