Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

Preliminary results are presented of a field testing program for a full-scale, large diameter cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) shaft/column under cyclic lateral loading. The shaft was extensively instrumented to enable high precision, redundant section curvature measurements, measurements of pressure at the soil-shaft interface around the shaft perimeter, and in situ measurements of concrete quality. The principal objective of the testing was to characterize the soil-shaft interaction across a wide displacement range to gain insight into the adequacy of existing design guidelines (which are based principally on the testing of small diameter piles) for the large diameter shafts commonly used to support highway bridges in California. Also of interest is the failure mechanism of the shaft-column, since most previous tests of large-diameter shaft-columns do not test the column to large levels of ductility. This testing was only recently completed, and reduction and interpretation of the data is ongoing as of this writing. This paper presents preliminary results of the overall specimen performance across the full range of tested displacements. Details of the soil-shaft interaction remain under study, and are not presented here.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Preliminary Test Results for Full Scale Drilled Shaft Under Cyclic Lateral Loading

San Diego, California

Preliminary results are presented of a field testing program for a full-scale, large diameter cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) shaft/column under cyclic lateral loading. The shaft was extensively instrumented to enable high precision, redundant section curvature measurements, measurements of pressure at the soil-shaft interface around the shaft perimeter, and in situ measurements of concrete quality. The principal objective of the testing was to characterize the soil-shaft interaction across a wide displacement range to gain insight into the adequacy of existing design guidelines (which are based principally on the testing of small diameter piles) for the large diameter shafts commonly used to support highway bridges in California. Also of interest is the failure mechanism of the shaft-column, since most previous tests of large-diameter shaft-columns do not test the column to large levels of ductility. This testing was only recently completed, and reduction and interpretation of the data is ongoing as of this writing. This paper presents preliminary results of the overall specimen performance across the full range of tested displacements. Details of the soil-shaft interaction remain under study, and are not presented here.