• Engineering
  • Published 1993

Side Resistance of Drilled Shafts in the Denver and Pierre Formations

@inproceedings{Turner1993SideRO,
  title={Side Resistance of Drilled Shafts in the Denver and Pierre Formations},
  author={John P. Turner and Eric T. Sandberg and Nelson N. S. Chou},
  year={1993}
}
Results of load tests on drilled shaft foundations in Upper Cretaceous shales are described and evaluated. Three load tests were conducted on shafts in the Denver Formation, in Denver, Colorado, and ten load tests were conducted on shafts in Pierre Shale, at sites in South Dakota and Colorado. Measured side resistance is evaluated as a function of compressive strength of the supporting rock. Application of the results to design methods for drilled shafts is discussed.