Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

The results of a full-scale load test on a belled caisson bearing on hardpan in the downtown Chicago area are presented herein and are discussed in terms of current design practice and the results of other pertinent full-scale tests and a small-scale model test. Current specifications for allowable bearing pressures are shown to be conservative, and previously established settlement limits required to mobilize side resistance are reconfirmed. The settlement measured during the test is in good agreement with that predicted by use of pressuremeter test data. The confinement of the bell in a hard clay layer appears to be beneficial in that it serves to limit the development of major cracking at the base.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Full- Scale Load Test of Caisson on Chicago Hardpan

The results of a full-scale load test on a belled caisson bearing on hardpan in the downtown Chicago area are presented herein and are discussed in terms of current design practice and the results of other pertinent full-scale tests and a small-scale model test. Current specifications for allowable bearing pressures are shown to be conservative, and previously established settlement limits required to mobilize side resistance are reconfirmed. The settlement measured during the test is in good agreement with that predicted by use of pressuremeter test data. The confinement of the bell in a hard clay layer appears to be beneficial in that it serves to limit the development of major cracking at the base.