EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDIES OF BEHAVIOR OF SINGLE PILES IN SAND UNDER LATERAL AND AXIAL LOADING

THE RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF A STUDY OF THE BEHAVIOR OF PILES SUBJECTED TO AXIAL AND LATERAL FORCES. PILE- SOIL INTERACTION CAN BE REPRESENTED BY FAMILIES OF INTERACTION CURVES; CRITERIA FOR DESCRIBING SUCH FAMILIES OF INTERACTION CURVES FROM SOIL PROPERTIES ARE INVESTIGATED. SPECIFICALLY, ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TOWARD FORMULATION OF CRITERIA FOR PILES IN SAND. TO STUDY THE INTERACTION, 2-INCH-DIAMETER PILES WERE BURIED IN SUBMERGED SAND WITH CONTROLLED DENSITY. INSTRUMENTATION WAS PROVIDED FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF AXIAL LOAD AND BENDING MOMENT DISTRIBUTIONS. FROM THESE DISTRIBUTIONS, AXIAL AND LATERAL INTERACTION CURVES WERE GENERATED AND CORRELATED WITH MEASURED SOIL PROPERTIES. BASED ON THE CORRELATIONS, CRITERIA FOR DESCRIBING THE INTERACTION CURVES WERE FORMULATED. AXIAL AND LATERAL INTERACTION CURVES, GENERATED USNG THE PROPOSED CRITERIA, ARE USED TO PREDICT ANALYTICALLY THE RESPONSE OF THE TEST PILES. THE PROPOSED CRITERIA ARE ALSO USED TO COMPUTE THE RESPONSE OF A NUMBER OF PILES WHICH HAVE BEEN TESTED AND THE RESULTS REPORTED IN THE LITERATURE. THE COMPUTED RESPONSE OF THE PILES IS COMPARED WITH THE MEASURED RESPONSE OF THE PILES TO CHECK THE VALIDITY OF THE PROPOSED CRITERIA. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rr No 117-2, 250 PP, 69 FIG, 9 TAB, 2 PHOT, 62 REF, 5 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78712
  • Authors:
    • Parker, F
    • Reese, L C
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

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  • Accession Number: 00236311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 24 1972 12:00AM