Assessing Axial Capacities of Auger Cast Piles from Measuring While Drilling

The objectives of this project are (1) using ISO measuring while drilling (MWD) monitoring (crowd, penetration rate, torque, etc) on Auger Cast Pile installations for load tested piles, establish side shear vs. MWD specific energy correlation on a number of sites; (2) validate MWD correlations and developed quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures on production piles at each of the sites; (3) based on pile load tests and recovered field cores/laboratory strength testing, reassess load and resistance factor design (LRFD) phi factors for Auger Cast Piles in south Florida; and (4) use the MWD specific energy vs. pile side shear correlations from load tests to establish LRFD phi factors for future south Florida axial pile capacity QA/QC.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $339323
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV31 977-125

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Herrera, Rodrigo

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida

      207 Grinter Hall
      PO Box 115500
      Gainesville, Florida  United States  32611
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rodgers, Michael

    • Start Date: 20191105
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220228
    • Actual Completion Date: 20230309

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01722014
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV31 977-125
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Nov 7 2019 9:56AM