Drilled shafts in rock are widely used as foundations of heavy structures such as highway bridges and tall buildings. Although much has been learned about the analysis and design of drilled shafts in rock, all the major findings are published in the form of reports and articles in technical journals and conference proceedings. This book is the first to present and summarize the latest information in one volume, highlighting for the reader the principle differences between foundations in soil, and foundations in rock masses containing discontinuities.
This book presents methods for characterizing discontinuities in jointed rock masses, and considering their effects on the behaviour of drilled shafts. A valuable tool for practitioners in geological engineering, rock mechanics and foundation engineering.
2 Intact rock and rock mass
3 Characterization of discontinuities in rock
4 Deformability and strength of rock
5 Site investigation and rock testing
6 Axial load capacity of drilled shafts in rock
7 Axial deformation of drilled shafts in rock
8 Lateral load capacity of drilled shafts in rock
9 Lateral deformation of drilled shafts in rock
10 Stability of drilled shaft foundations in rock
11 Drilled shafts in karstic formations
12 Loading test of drilled shafts in rock