AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF LARGE DIAMETER 'FLOATING' PILES - THE 'SIMILITUDE' METHOD

The problem of the design of cast-in-place piles, with respect to load bearing capacity and settlement, is complex due to soil-structure interaction. The approach suggested in the article is based on the use of a small diameter pile, (referred to as a 'pilot' pile) as a test instrument, constructed with the same materials and technology as the actual piles to be designed. The pilot pile, monitored with strain gauges, is subjected to a load test up to failure. Data collected is used for the design of larger diameter piles in accordance with a similitude relationship derived from two 'congruence equations' and applied to pilot pile and actual piles. (TRRL) covering abstract for the proceedings is IRRD abstract no 247570.

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  • Authors:
    • Lizzi, F
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 17-25
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM