PILE FOUNDATIONS AND PILE STRUCTURES

THIS MANUAL IS AN ASSEMBLY OF DATA RELATING TO PILE FOUNDATIONS AND PILE STRUCTURES WHICH IS INTENDED TO BE INFORMATIVE AND TO SERVE AS A GUIDE TO ENGINEERS. THE SOLUTION OF FOUNDATION PROBLEMS HAS BEEN AND IS UNDERGOING IMPORTANT CHANGES DUE TO KEENER APPRECIATION OF THE FACTORS INVOLVED AND TO THE RESULTS OF RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF SOIL MECHANICS. THE CAPACITY OF THE SOIL TO CARRY THE LOAD BROUGHT TO IT BY A SINGLE PILE, A GROUP OF PILES, OR AN ENTIRE PILE FOUNDATION IS THE ALL-IMPORTANT FUNDAMENTAL CONSIDERATION. THEREFORE, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO HAVE DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF THE SOIL AT THE SITE, FROM THE GROUND SURFACE TO A DEPTH WELL BELOW THE POINTS OF POSSIBLE PILES, AND BELOW THE INFLUENCE OF THE BUILDING LOADS AS WELL AS SOME CONCEPTION OF HOW THE LOAD OR LOADS GET INTO THE SOIL AND HOW THEY ARE DISTRIBUTED. THUS, THE PURPOSE OF THIS MANUAL IS TO AID THE ENGINEER: (1) IN DETERMINING WHERE PILES ARE NECESSARY, DESIRABLE, OR UNDESIRABLE, (2) IN DESIGNING AND CONSTRUCTING SAFE AND SUITABLE PILE FOUNDATIONS, AT THE LOWEST PRACTICABLE COST, AND (3) IN EVALUATING THE ABILITY OF EXISTING PILE FOUNDATIONS TO CARRY THE ORIGINALLY INTENDED OR INCREASED LOADS. THE ANALYSIS OF VARIOUS PROBLEMS BEFORE THE ENGINEER MUST INCLUDE STUDIES OF THE BEHAVIOR OF EXISTING PILE FOUNDATIONS, PARTICULARLY WHERE FAILURE HAS OCCURED AND WHERE RELIABLE INFORMATION IS OBTAINABLE. THIS IS NECESSARY BECAUSE THE BASIC PRINCIPLES AFFECTING THE BEHAVIOR OF PILES HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY DETERMINED, EITHER IN THEORY OR BY EXPERIMENT, AS IS DESIRABLE FOR THE USE OF THE PRACTICING ENGINEER. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 27, 72 PP, 3 FIG, 4 TAB, 2 APP
  • Publication Date: 1946-1-18

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  • Accession Number: 00208546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1994 12:00AM