An Evaluation Of Augered Cast-In-Place Pile Design Methodolgies For Compression Loading In Sand

Zelada, Giuliana A.
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 17
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2000
This paper reports on a study of 43 compression load tests (five fully instrumented) and ten pullout tests of auger cast-in-place (ACIP) piles in sand. Eight design methods reported in the literature were used to predict the measured pile capacities. Ultimate load capacities of the ACIP load tests were determined using two different definitions of ultimate capacity and compared with predictions. Load transfer behavior was determined from a study of the fully instrumented pile tests and compared to predicted values. Recommendations are made regarding the design approach most appropriate for these foundations and the best procedure for estimating ultimate capacity from pile load tests.
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