EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE OF TWO PILES USING PRESSUREMETER METHOD

The resuts are given of two full scale pile load tests performed for the design of a major bridge in Greece. The difficult and heterogeneous soil and rock conditions led to the use of the pressuremeter for the design of foundations. The paper describes the soil conditions, the insitu investigation and laboratory testing, pile load tests, and the load test results. The predictions of load deformation behavior and load distribution along piles are described. It was found that the removable extensometer equipment is an efficient and inexpensive means of determining load distribution along deep full scale test piles. The early quaternary deposits of conglomerate and clayey and silty sand exhibited high values of skin friction both for the grouted and for the ungrouted piles. These and other findings are presented and discussed.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 695-713
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00609187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM