This Handbook is specifically designed as a guide to highway engineers. It was used as a textbook for the FHWA training courses on the above title. Several methods of analysis and design of piles under lateral loading are in use. Two methods are presented: the method of Broms, and the method where nonlinear soil-response curves, p-y curves, are employed. The latter method is given prominence because of its versatility. A computer program is presented for solving the equations giving pile deflection, rotation, bending moment, and shear. An iterative procedure is employed internally in the computer program because of the nonlinear response of the soil. Nondimensional curves are presented that can be used for "hand" solution of the differential equation. Nondimensional solutions are useful as a means of checking computer output and to provide insight into the nature of the problem. Several examples are solved and the material is presented in a manner to simplify the necessary comoputations, with step-by-step procedures given where appropriate. The Handbook is related to a research document with the same title submitted to the Office of Research and Development of the Federal Highway Administration dated July, 1983. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Geotechnical Engineering Center
    Austin, TX  United States  78712

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Reese, L C
  • Publication Date: 1984-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 386 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-IP-84-11
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH 61-82-C-00100
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM