Instrumented model piles were loaded to failure using slow-maintained-load, quick-maintained-load, and constant-rate-of-penetration methods of loading. The piles were driven in a prepared dry-sand bed. The applied load, point load, and shaft resistance were measured using load cells and strain gauges, and axial force distribution was determined. Test data indicate that all the three methods give similar ultimate load at failure. Nonetheless, out of the three methods, the slow-maintained-load method of testing piles, which seems to simulate field conditions, gives the largest settlement for the same applied load. The axial force distribution and shaft resistance along the pile were observed to be identical for all the three pile test methods.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council of Canada

    Research Journals
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Joshi, R C
    • Sharma, H D
    • Sparrow, D G
  • Publication Date: 1989-11

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 742-744
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  • Accession Number: 00491989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM