Evaluation of Static Capacity of Deep Foundations from Statnamic Testing

    Volume 17, Issue 4 (December 1994)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 12


    Brown, DA
    Associate professor, Auburn University, AL

    Abstract

    A new method of load testing, called statnamic, is evaluated with respect to conventional methods of static load testing. Case histories are examined that provide a basis for comparison of static capacity as estimated from statnamic measurements with that of conventional load-deflection measurements. When evaluated using the simple procedure proposed by Middendorp, the statnamic method is shown to predict load-deflection response that is relatively close to that measured with conventional static load tests in most cases. Comparisons with conventional static load tests outlined in this paper suggest that excellent agreement can be obtained in sandy soils, but that the current evaluation procedure may tend to overpredict capacity by as much as 30% in stiff, overconsolidated clays.


    Paper ID: GTJ10301J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10301J

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    Title Evaluation of Static Capacity of Deep Foundations from Statnamic Testing
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    Committee D18