Center for Drilled Shaft Engineering


Design Methods and Data



Thompson, W.R., Brown, D.A., and Hudson, A.B. (2012). “Load Testing of Drilled Shaft Foundations in Piedmont Rock, Lawrenceville, GA, Report for ADSC Southeast Chapter, (January, 2012).


Brown, D.A. “Load Testing of Drilled Shaft Foundations in Limestone, Nashville, TN”, Report for ADSC Southeast Chapter, (Feb. 2009).


Brown, D.A. and Thompson, W.R. “BRF-00008(536) Drilled Shaft Load Test Assessment, Sumter County”, Report for the Alabama Department of Transportation.(2008).


Thompson, W.R.“Axial Capacity of Drilled Shafts Socketed into Soft Rock,” Master of Science Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Alabama (1994).

Drumm, Eric C. and Tang, Qian, Institute for Geotechnology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, “Drilled Shaft Load Transfer Mechanisms under Increasing Working Loads,” (1994).

Construction Methods

STS Consultants, “The Effects of Free Fall of Concrete in Drilled Shafts,” 1994.

ADSC Specifications for the Construction of Secant and Tangent Pile Wall Systems using Drilled Shafts


Construction-Phase Testing

ADSC and DFI, Manual for Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation of Drilled Shafts, (2004).

Osterberg, Jorg O., Northwestern University, “Recent Advances in Load Testing Using the Osterberg Load Cell Method.”

Archive Publications

Rollins, Kyle, Clayton, Robert J., Mikesell, Rodney C., and Blaise, Bradford C., Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, “Drilled Shaft Side Friction in Gravelly Soils,” (1997).

Kulhawy, Fred H., Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, “Analysis of Drilled Shaft Foundations in Uplift: A Summary Report,” (1981).

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