ANALYSIS OF SINGLE PILES UNDER LATERAL LOADING

The behavior of laterally loaded piles was investigated using the finite difference computer program COM623. A thorough search of the literature was undertaken to find the results of lateral load tests performed in clay and sand. The results of these analyses indicate that most of the p-y criteria, where p is the lateral resistance against the pile in force per unit of length and y is pile deflection, are satisfactory in predicting pile behavior. A modification of the p-y criteria of Reese and Welch (1975) was suggested, based on the results of some of the analyses presented in this report. (FHWA)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research Study Title: "Development of Procedures for the Design of Drilled Foundationis for Support of Overhead Signs"
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 3208 Red River Street
    Austin, TX  USA  78705

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  USA  78763
  • Authors:
    • Meyer, B J
    • Reese, L C
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 182 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TX-79-38+244-1 Intrm Rpt., FCP 40S8-383
  • Contract Numbers: 3-5-78-244
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM