Design Strategy For Deep Slurry Stabilized Bored Piles In Compression

Ho, Chu E.
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 8
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2002
Field load tests on deep slurry stabilized bored piles have shown that end bearing resistance was unreliable due to soft toe conditions caused by debris accumulation at the bottom of the hole during pile installation. This is true whether bentonite or polymer slurry was used. Skin friction resistance was less affected by the slurry and is more reliable. A design strategy is proposed which ensures that an adequate factor of safety against the ultimate shaft resistance is maintained for any chosen design working load, such that a pile settlement of 12mm would not be exceeded.
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