A test pile program was initiated to evaluate the performance of a wide range of piles in soils native to the Lovelock-Winnemucca area of Nevada, and to arrive at an optimal combination of pile types, lengths and design loads for the support of highway structures in this area. The investigation also incorporated the study of the suitability of certain dynamic and static pile capacity formulas commonly used in the pile industry, the performance of different types of pile hammers and accessories, and their adaptability for use in the future design and construction of pile supported foundations. The procedures are detailed, and results are presented of this study in which 32 dynamically instrumented piles of various lengths and types were driven and load-tested at 5 different sites. An additional drilling and sampling program was completed at each test pile areas to procure sample for laboratory testing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nevada Department of Highways

    1263 South Stewart Street
    Carson City, NV  United States  89701
  • Authors:
    • Keating, D J
  • Publication Date: 1974-7-15

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM