Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

Supplemental geotechnical investigations were conducted on two Detroit area projects with the purpose of optimizing design criteria for proposed drilled pier foundations. For both projects, the major effort involved the formulation, implementation and interpretation of a load test using an Osterberg load cell rather than conventional dead weight or reaction piers. Load and settlement trends were monitored with a series of strain gauges and telltales. Field data are presented in graphical form to illustrate the results of the load tests.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Drilled Pier Load Capacity of Detroit Area Hardpan Using an Overberg Load Cell

St. Louis, Missouri

Supplemental geotechnical investigations were conducted on two Detroit area projects with the purpose of optimizing design criteria for proposed drilled pier foundations. For both projects, the major effort involved the formulation, implementation and interpretation of a load test using an Osterberg load cell rather than conventional dead weight or reaction piers. Load and settlement trends were monitored with a series of strain gauges and telltales. Field data are presented in graphical form to illustrate the results of the load tests.