A Study on Geotechnical Investigation of a Pile Foundation for a Bridge in India

Mohammad Adil Dar, A.R. Dar, Jayalakshmi Raju, Shazia Shafi Bhat


Construction activities have increased many folds in the recent times due to development in economic activities. Different types of complex structures are coming up to meet the growing demand. With the significant role that the foundation design and construction play in any successful project, a geotechnical investigative report at the beginning of the process is obviously very beneficial.This paper presents the investigation to establish the sub‐surface soil stratification at the Bridge site. It also presents the evaluation of the bearing pressure and other engineering design parameters through the field and laboratory tests. This paper consists of the details about the field and laboratory test and the recommendations made based on the test results.

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