Evaluation of torsional load transfer for drilled shaft foundations

Despite the prevalence of the use of drilled shafts for the support of traffic signal and signs along state highways, relatively little is known about the torsional load transfer between the structure and soil providing its support. To help address this gap in knowledge, two instrumented test shafts, which were designed to support signal pole type SM3 based on ODOT Standard Drawing TM653, were constructed to evaluate the torsional capacity of load transfer of these shafts at full-scale at the Oregon State University (OSU) Geotechnical Engineering Field Research Site (GEFRS)., This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program.  It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Title from PDF caption (viewed on May 17, 2016)., "FHWA-OR-RD-16-14"--Technical report documentation page., "SPR 304-701.", Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-109)., Sponsored by Oregon Department of Transportation, Research Section; Federal Highway Administration, Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection., Text in English., Technical report
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Abstract/Description: Despite the prevalence of the use of drilled shafts for the support of traffic signal and signs along state highways, relatively little is known about the torsional load transfer between the structure and soil providing its support. To help address this gap in knowledge, two instrumented test shafts, which were designed to support signal pole type SM3 based on ODOT Standard Drawing TM653, were constructed to evaluate the torsional capacity of load transfer of these shafts at full-scale at the Oregon State University (OSU) Geotechnical Engineering Field Research Site (GEFRS).
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Traffic signs and signals -- Supports -- Materials -- Dynamic testing -- Oregon
Torsion
Date Issued: 2016