A broad range of splices for precast-prestressed concrete piles were evaluated, based largely upon information furnished by fabricators, designers, and proponents of the various splices. Basic considerations included size range, field time for splicing, approximate cost, availability, and construction usage. Data on the strength of the splices was obtained from tests during the study, from experience and tests conducted by others, and from theoretical and analytical studies. The cement-dowel splice was tested under hard and soft driving conditions. Study results indicate that the Herkules splice, the Anderson sleeve splice, and the cement-dowel splice would be most effective in fulfilling the needs of practical applications for highway and bridge construction in Louisiana.

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    • Prepared in cooperation with Louisiana Dept. of Highways, Baton Rouge. Research and Development Section, Rept. no. 71-5C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Tulane University

    Department of Civil Engineering, 206 Civil Engineering Building
    New Orleans, LA  United States  70118

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Louisiana Department of Highways

    Research and Development Section
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Pagination: 123 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00093434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: LA-HPR-1(9)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-106 Final Rpt.
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM