A client (a heavy/highway contractor) in Eastern Pennsylvania (U.S.A.) wants to use a (steel) soldier pile and (heavy timber) lagging system to retain (about 10'-0") fill for a temporary roadway embankment. The soldiers will be set into shale, so they can't be driven. I've searched rather extensively for design examples, methodology, criteria, etc. in order to design rock sockets, but I've been unsuccessful. Any input appreciated. Thanks very much. WideMike.
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