Publication Abstract

Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, 2020 - ONLINE , (DFI)

Lateral Behavior of Post Grouted Drilled Shafts
Ehab S. Shatnawi, PhD, PE, Emad Farouz, PE, Charles Winter, PE

The increasing demand for small deformations and high-capacity drilled shafts without enlarging drilled-shaft diameters has motivated the development and increased use of a base grouting (BG) technique. This technique has been demonstrated to improve drilled-shaft axial capacity, especially for shafts tipped into loose cohesionless soils. To date, there are a couple of documented design methods for estimating the axial geotechnical resistance of base-grouted shafts. However, there is no or lack of research that addresses the lateral response of such shafts. A base-grouted drilled shaft test program was carried out during the design phase of the Wisconsin I-94 Zoo Interchange reconstruction project. The test program included installing and testing one base-grouted shaft and one ungrouted shaft under both lateral and axial loading. Based on test results, it was concluded that the lateral behavior of the BG drilled shaft is significantly stiffer than conventional drilled shaft . Hypothetical method was developed to account for potential increased, however, the method should be verified with more lateral load test.

 article #3711; publication #1073 (AM-2020)