TEST LOADING OF PILES AND NEW PROOF TESTING PROCEDURE

A presentation of four current pile test methods is given. It is claimed that when the test is a part of a field investigation or a proof testing, any method can be used. Eight methods of interpreting failure are reviewed and compared, showing a 40% scatter of interpreted failure values for two actual tests. It is proposed that the slow ML method, commonly used for proof testing, be replaced by a Quick ML method carried to 250% maximum load with a new acceptance criterion consisting of the requirement that the gross movement at 200% load shall be less than the elastic pile compression and an additional value of 0.15 in. plus 1/120 of the pile diameter. /Author/

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  • Accession Number: 00125509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11551 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM