Degree Granting Department
A. Gray Mullins.
Unloading point, Drilled shaft, Capacity, Side shear, Deep foundation
In the field of civil engineering, particularly structural foundations, low-cost options and time saving construction methods are important because both can be a burden on the public. Drilled shafts have proven to both lower cost and shorten construction time for large-scale projects. However, their integrity as load-carrying foundations has been questioned. The statnamic load test was conceived in the 1980s as an alternative method of testing these larger, deeper foundation elements. Performing a load test verifies that the load carrying capacity of a foundation is agreeable with the estimated capacity during the design phase and that no significant anomalies occurred during construction. The statnamic test, however, is classified as a rapid load test and requires special data regression techniques.
Scholar Commons Citation
Lowry, Sonia L., "Analysis of statnamic load test data using a load shed distribution model" (2005). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.