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Drilled Shafts In Rock

Author: Lianyang Zhang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203024423
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Drilled shafts in rock are widely used as foundations of heavy structures such as highway bridges and tall buildings. Although much has been learned about the analysis and design of drilled shafts in rock, all the major findings are published in the form of reports and articles in technical journals and conference proceedings. This book is the first to present and summarize the latest information in one volume, highlighting for the reader the principle differences between foundations in soil, and foundations in rock masses containing discontinuities. This book presents methods for characterizing discontinuities in jointed rock masses, and considering their effects on the behaviour of drilled shafts. A valuable tool for practitioners in geological engineering, rock mechanics and foundation engineering.

Analysis Of Laterally Loaded Drilled Shafts In Rock

Author: Ke Yang
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Drilled shafts socketed into rock are widely used as foundations for bridges and other important structures. Rock-socketed drilled shafts are also used to stabilize a landslide. The main loads applied on the drilled shafts are axial compressive or uplift loads as well as lateral loads with accompanying moments. Although there exist several analysis and design methods especially for rock-socketed drilled shafts under lateral loading, these methods were developed with assumptions without actual validations with field load test results. Some of the methods have been found to provide unsafe designs when compared to recently available field test data. Therefore, there is a need to develop a more rational design approach for laterally loaded drilled shafts socketed in rock. A hyperbolic non-linear p-y criterion for rock is developed in this study that can be used in conjunction with existing computer programs, such as COM624P, LPILE, and FBPIER, to predict the deflection, moment, and shear responses of a shaft under the applied lateral loads. Considerations for the effects of joints and discontinuities on the rock mass modulus and strength are included in the p-y criterion. Evaluations based on comparisons between the predicted and measured responses of full-scale lateral load tests on fully instrumented drilled shafts have shown the applicability of the proposed p-y criterion and the associated methods for determining the required input of rock parameters. In addition to the development of a hyperbolic p-y criterion for rock, a method for predicting lateral capacities of drilled shafts in rock and/or soils is developed for assessing the safety margin of the designed shafts against the design loads. A computer program LCPILE is developed using VC++ to facilitate computations. An elastic solution based on a variational approach is also developed for determining drilled shaft elastic deflection due to applied lateral loads in a two-layer soil layer system. The computational algorithm was coded in a Mathematical file for easy application. Finally, Briaud's method for deriving p-y curves of rock from pressuremeter or dilatometer test results is evaluated using available field test data. A modification to the Briaud's method is recommended for applications in rocks.

Foundation Engineering Handbook

Author: Hsai-Yang Fang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475752717
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More than ten years have passed since the first edition was published. During that period there have been a substantial number of changes in geotechnical engineering, especially in the applications of foundation engineering. As the world population increases, more land is needed and many soil deposits previously deemed unsuitable for residential housing or other construction projects are now being used. Such areas include problematic soil regions, mining subsidence areas, and sanitary landfills. To overcome the problems associated with these natural or man-made soil deposits, new and improved methods of analysis, design, and implementation are needed in foundation construction. As society develops and living standards rise, tall buildings, transportation facilities, and industrial complexes are increasingly being built. Because of the heavy design loads and the complicated environments, the traditional design concepts, construction materials, methods, and equipment also need improvement. Further, recent energy and material shortages have caused additional burdens on the engineering profession and brought about the need to seek alternative or cost-saving methods for foundation design and construction.

Advances In Analysis And Design Of Deep Foundations

Author: Murad Abu-Farsakh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319616420
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This volume on “Advances in Analysis and Design of Deep Foundations” contains 22 technical papers which cover various aspects of analysis and design of deep foundations based on full-scale field testing, numerical modeling, and analytical solutions. The technical papers are 8-10 pages long that present the results and findings from research as well as practical-oriented studies on deep foundations that are of interest to civil/geotechnical engineering community. The topics cover a wide spectrum of applications that include evaluation of the axial and lateral capacity of piles, pile group effects, evaluation of the increase in pile capacity with time (or pile setup), influence of excavation on pile capacity, study the behavior of pile raft caisson foundations, evaluate the bearing capacity and settlement of piles from cone penetration tests, etc. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.

P Y Curves For Laterally Loaded Drilled Shafts Embedded In Soft Weathered Rock

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In areas of weathered and decomposed rock profiles, the definition of soil parameters needed for the analysis and design of laterally loaded drilled shafts poses a great challenge. The lack of an acceptable analysis procedure is compounded by the unavailability of a means for evaluating the weathered profile properties, including the lateral subgrade modulus, which often leads to the conservative design. Results from this research revealed that currently proposed P-y approaches to design drilled shafts embedded in weathered Piedmont profiles do not provide reasonable estimates of load-deflection response. Results in this report are used to develop and validate a procedure for the analysis of laterally loaded drilled shafts embedded in a weathered rock mass. The developed procedure is based on the P-y method of analysis in which the shape and magnitude of the P-y function are defined. The research proceeded along four complementary tracks: i) Finite Element modeling, ii) Laboratory work, iii) Field testing using full scale shafts; field work also included estimation of in situ modulus of subgrade reaction using "rock" dilatometer, and finally iv) Performance predictions. The proposed P-y curves are developed as hyperbolic functions. A method to evaluate in situ stiffness properties of the weathered rock by utilization of the rock dilatometer, as well as by using geologic information of joint conditions, RQD, and the strength properties of cored samples, is proposed. A computational scheme for lateral behavior is advanced by which different lateral subgrade responses are assigned in the model based on the location of the point of rotation. Above the point of rotation, a coefficient of lateral subgrade reaction is assigned on the basis of evaluated modulus as computed from rock dilatometer data or from index geologic properties. A stiffer lateral subgrade reaction is assigned below the point of rotation in order to model the relatively small shear strains in this region. Predictions based on the proposed Py model for weathered rock show good agreement with field test results, which were performed in various rock profiles. The proposed method is also verified by comparisons with published results of an additional field test. Concepts of the proposed weathered rock model have been encoded into the computer program LTBASE.

Foundation Analysis And Design

Author: Robert L. Parsons
Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
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Foundation Analysis and Design: Innovative Methods covers recent advances in the research and construction of shallow foundations, pile foundations and limit state design. This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 44 technical papers that were presented at the GeoShanghai Conference held in Shanghai, China from June 6-8, 2006. The book begins with a keynote paper by Professor Harry Poulos, which summarizes recent advances in the settlement of pile groups. The next section contains fifteen papers which address statistical applications and the use of limit state design for foundations. The third section contains 25 papers on deep foundations that describe a series of advances in the estimation of pile capacity and pile installation issues. The final section includes three papers that focus on advances in the estimation of settlement associated with shallow foundations.