THE EFFECT OF THE VARIATION OF CONSISTENCY IN RESIDUAL SOILS ON LOAD TRANSFER BY BORED PILES

The effect of the variation of soil consistency with depth on the behaviour of bored piles is examined by the finite element method. Consistency is represented by the modulus of elasticity. Two typical weathered profiles were chosen for analysis, consisting of weathered soil, transition and rock zones. Results show that the transfer of load under working stresses is dependent on the variation of consistency with depth. No field results are available to verify this analysis. /Author/TRRL/

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    South African Institute of Civil Engineers

    2 Hollard Street
    Johannesburg,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Pells, P
    • Robertson, A
    • Llyod, T
    • Gowan, M J
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00134352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 86961 0732
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM