FIELD STUDY OF AN ANCHORED SHEET PILE BULKHEAD TRANSFER IN A SHEET PILE WALL AT A SITE AT MARTENS CREEK

The authors give an account of a study that they have carried out with the objective of evaluating the behaviour of interlocked steel sheet piling in an actual field installation, the primary purpose being to locate the neutral axis of bending of the wall by measuring the strain distribution across the pile. It is pointed out that American and some European design practices use different lines for the axis, the European design giving greater economy. A detailed description is given of the measuring technique and instrumentation used to study the shear transfer in a sheet pile wall at a site at Martens Creek Pennsylvania. The foil-type sr-4 strain gauge was used in this work. They include graphs showing the measured distribution of vertical strain at four gauge levels at each stage of construction, which suggest that shear stress transfer across the interlocks between piles does occur. It is also noted that the location of the neutral axis of bending does not always lie within the pile cross section. The work also shows that strain gauge instrumentation installed on sheet piling prior to driving may be successfully protected against damage during driving. /TRRL/

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    Southeast Asian Society of Soil Engineering

    P.O. Box 2754
    Bangkok,   Thailand 
  • Authors:
    • Pang, H Y
    • Dismake, T D
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 53-58
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM