LATERAL RESISTANCE OF PILES

RESISTANCE LATERALE DES PIEUX

THE OBJECT OF THE RESEARCH IS TO FORECAST THE BEHAVIOUR OF A SINGLE PILE AND OF GROUPS OF TWO, FOUR AND SIX PILES SUBJECTED TO STATIC AND CYCLIC HORIZONTAL STRESSES. THE PILES ARE STEEL H-BEAMS, INSTRUMENTATED WITH STRAIN GAUGES AND DRIVEN IN SILTY AND SANDY SOIL (PLANCOET SITE). THE TESTS ARE RUN AND CONTROLLED AUTOMATICALLY BY A COMPLEX CENTRAL STATION OF DATA ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING. SIMULTANEOUSLY TO PILE TESTS, MENARD AND AUTOFOREUR PRESSIOMETER TESTS WILL BE CONDUCTED WITH A VIEW TO DEVELOPING A FORECASTING METHOD FOR EACH TYPE OF LOAD.