Down drag on friction piles

A case history

Yalcin B. Acar, R. Richard Avent, Mohd. Raihan Taha

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Abstract

The down drag settlements experienced by the foundation of a supermarket constructed in 1972 in Gretna-New Orleans, Louisiana are presented. Two different lengths of piles (12.2 m and 21.3 m) were used to support the foundation. Negative skin friction on the piles due to 1.83 m fill was not considered in the design. The foundation system, specifically the floor slab supported by the shorter piles, experienced excessive settlements and failed. The case history is presented including an account of differential settlements, rotations, structural damages and legal aspects. The case history displays the significance of the care and attention that need to be dedicated to preparing a geotechnical site investigation report.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Special Publication
EditorsAlbert T. Yeung, Guy Y. Felio
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages986-999
Number of pages14
Volume2
Edition40
ISBN (Print)078440027X
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Conference on Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments. Part 2 (of 2) - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: 16 Jun 199418 Jun 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the Conference on Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments. Part 2 (of 2)
CityCollege Station, TX, USA
Period16/6/9418/6/94

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  • Soil Science
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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Acar, Y. B., Avent, R. R., & Taha, M. R. (1994). Down drag on friction piles: A case history. In A. T. Yeung, & G. Y. Felio (Eds.), Geotechnical Special Publication (40 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 986-999). New York, NY, United States: Publ by ASCE.

Down drag on friction piles : A case history. / Acar, Yalcin B.; Avent, R. Richard; Taha, Mohd. Raihan.

Geotechnical Special Publication. ed. / Albert T. Yeung; Guy Y. Felio. Vol. 2 40. ed. New York, NY, United States : Publ by ASCE, 1994. p. 986-999.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Acar, YB, Avent, RR & Taha, MR 1994, Down drag on friction piles: A case history. in AT Yeung & GY Felio (eds), Geotechnical Special Publication. 40 edn, vol. 2, Publ by ASCE, New York, NY, United States, pp. 986-999, Proceedings of the Conference on Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments. Part 2 (of 2), College Station, TX, USA, 16/6/94.
Acar YB, Avent RR, Taha MR. Down drag on friction piles: A case history. In Yeung AT, Felio GY, editors, Geotechnical Special Publication. 40 ed. Vol. 2. New York, NY, United States: Publ by ASCE. 1994. p. 986-999
Acar, Yalcin B. ; Avent, R. Richard ; Taha, Mohd. Raihan. / Down drag on friction piles : A case history. Geotechnical Special Publication. editor / Albert T. Yeung ; Guy Y. Felio. Vol. 2 40. ed. New York, NY, United States : Publ by ASCE, 1994. pp. 986-999
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