Static Capacity Prediction by Dynamic Methods for Three Bored Piles Academic Article uri icon


  • Three bored piles were built and tested at the National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites, at Texas A and M University, to gather data on the reliability of large-strain dynamic methods to predict the static capacity of bored piles. The three piles had a nominal diameter of 0.915 m, a nominal length of 10 m, and some planned and unplanned defects. The piles were first subjected to a static load test and then four companies were asked to perform dynamic tests-namely, Statnamic and drop weight tests-and predict the static load test results. The paper shows the comparison between predicted and measured results.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Briaud, J., Ballouz, M., & Nasr, G.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Briaud, Jean-Louis||Ballouz, Marc||Nasr, George

publication date

  • July 2000