The Effect Of Drilling Fluid On Axial Capacity, Cape Fear River, NC
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Jan 1, 2002
Two drilled shaft foundations were subjected to axial load tests in order to measure the influence of drilling fluid on performance. Other than the differing drilling fluids, the shafts were constructed with great care to ensure identical conditions. The results indicate superior performance in both side shear and base resistance of the shaft constructed using a polymer over that of the shaft constructed using bentonite drilling slurry.