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Where can I find the Rutledge method?

Rajendran

Jim Kestner wrote:

> Mike:
>
> A round concrete pier embedded in the ground is the typical method used
> to support these types of structures. The depth of embedment is
> determined by the Rutledge Method. The overturning is resisted by the
> development of opposite passive pressures at different depths similiar
> to a cantilevered sheet pile wall. The biggest unknown will be your soil
> conditions. Perhaps you might want to give your client different
> embedment depths for different soil conditions.
>
> Jim Kestner, P.E.
> Green Bay, Wi.
>