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Unformatted text preview: In order to perform the latter, the Davissons capacity served as the measured capacity for each pile. In the following sections, a brief description of the Davisson criterion together with the description of the empirical methods investigated will be presented. Davissons Capacity The Davisson method (Davisson, 1972) is one of many methods developed to determine the pile capacity based on a static load test results. Davisson defined the pile capacity as the load corresponding to the movement which exceeds the elastic compression of the pile by a value of 4-mm (0.15 inches) plus a factor equal to the diameter of the pile in millimeter divided by 120. Figure 3-1 presents the load-displacement curve resulting from a static load test. From this curve, the Davissons pile capacity can be obtained. The steps to obtain the Davissons capacity are as follow:...
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course TTE 4004c taught by Professor Hass during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.
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