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Torsional Capacity of a Drilled Pier Foundation

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SoilStructure Drilled Pier Software is one of the few programs where the engineer can investigate the Geotechnical & Structural Torsional Capacity of the Drilled Pier.  A recent study  by Oregon Department of Transportation, Final Report, SPR 304-701 was completed on May 2016. This report deals with Geotechnical Torsional Capacity. The report can be downloaded from here:  […]

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Ascending Backfill & Equivalent Fluid Pressure in Retaining Walls

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Definition: Equivalent fluid pressure is a simplification of backfill earth pressure against retaining structures. If the backfill behind a cantilever retaining wall or restrained (basement) wall is level, we can use the equivalent pressure. For a cantilever retaining wall, level & drained condition (subdrain), the equivalent fluid pressure is simply the product of Ka * […]

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FAQ on Drilled Pier Software

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1. We just want to use the skin friction values in the soils report- how do I enter that in the software? Drilled Pier software (DP) asks you for “Ultimate” skin friction and then divides it by 2.0 factor of safety or the value of FS you enter to arrive at “Allowable” skin friction value […]

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Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations

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When performing bearing capacity analysis, the experienced geotechnical engineer knows what range to expect and also know settlement controls.  But you need many years of experience to get there.  As a routine basis, why not run the bearing capacity and quick settlement calculation?  Shallow Foundation Software by SoilStructure simply helps you with this task. From […]