Publication Abstract




Proceedings - DFI Specialty Seminar, "Augered Cast-In-Place Piles Seminar- 2000", St. Louis, MO, (DFI)

An Evaluation of Augered Cast-In-Place Pile Design Methodologies for Compression Loading in Sand
Giulana A. Zelada, and Richard W. Stephenson, Fellow, ASCE

This paper reports on a study of 43 compression load tests (five fully instrumented ) and ten pullout tests of auger cast-in-place (ACIP) piles in sand. Eight design methods reported in the literature were used to predict the measured pile capacities. Ultimate load capacities of the ACIP load tests were determined using two different definitions of ultimate capacity and compared with predictions. Load transfer behavior was determined from a study of the fully instrumented pile tests and compared to predicted values. Recommendations are made regarding the design approach most appropriate for these foundations and the best procedure for estimating ultimate capacity from pile load tests.


 article #209; publication #52 (ACIP-2000)