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Modeling of Pile Footings and


Drilled Shafts for Seismic Design

by

I. PoLam, M. Kapuskar and D. Chaudhuri


Earth Mechanics, Inc.
17660 Newhope Street, Suite E
Fountain Valley, California 92708

Technical Report MCEER-98-0018


December 21, 1998

This research was conducted at Earth Mechanics, Inc. and was supported by the
Federal Highway Administration under contract number DTFH61-92-C-00112.

NOTICE
This report was prepared by Earth Mechanics, Inc. as a result of research
sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) through a contract from the Federal Highway
Administration. Neither MCEER, associates of MCEER, its sponsors, Earth
Mechanics, Inc., nor any person acting on their behalf:
a.

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information, apparatus, method, or process disclosed in this report or
that such use may not infringe upon privately owned rights; or

b.

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views of MCEER or the Federal Highway Administration.

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