RESPONSE OF PILES IN LOESS TO LATERAL LOADS. FINAL REPORT

The results of a series of field lateral load tests on eight piles embedded in pliestocene loess are presented. The purpose of the study was to determine the appropriate p-y curve to use when analyzing laterally loaded piles using the p-y curve method. A literature review was conducted to determine the state of the art of p-y curve analysis. This review yielded no information on the response of piles in loess when analyzed by the p-y curve method. The results of the study indicated that the behavior of piles in dry loess subjected to static lateral loads could be modeled using sand p-y curves and piles subjected to cyclic loading could be modeled with some manipulation of input data. The load tests also showed that cast-in-place piles have a somewhat greater lateral load capacity than driven piles.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 83 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00628883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-KS-92-4
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1993 12:00AM