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Re: Lateral Load on Pile Program

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There is not just "a" FDOT program.  While some of their programs do use the Broms method, they also have some others available.
Without trying to be snitty, if he is unwilling to put forth the effort to check them out, well... enough said.
M. David Finley, P.E.
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Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: Lateral Load on Pile Program

The geotech doesn't have this program and has asked me if I did and would I run the analysis for him.
He told me the FDOT program is the "Modified Broms Method"  He said that was good for preliminary design but not for final design.  I guess the drilled pier he has goes through several strata of soil and the FDOT program assumes one soil type.
On Thu, 19 Jun 2003 13:43:57 -0400 "M. David Finley, P.E." <pec(--nospam--at)> writes:
I would think the geotech would have LPILE or something similar available.  FDOT has some free software available.
M. David Finley, P.E.
2086 SW Main Boulevard - Suite 111
Lake City, FL  32025
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Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 1:31 PM
Subject: Lateral Load on Pile Program

Has anybody had experience using the COM624P software developed by FHWA?  I have a geotech engineer who needs moments and shears on a laterally loaded pile and I was wondering if this program has worked well for others.  It is a lot cheaper than LPILE but as the old adage goes, "you get what you pay for".  Anybody like the program?  Or are there better programs available?