The objective of this investigation is to study the behaviour of precast reinforced concrete pile caps and the ultimate load-carrying capacity. Three pile cap units were cast and tested to failure. One unit was a control pile cap cast in situ and the other two were precast reinforced units with in situ concrete infill. The experimental results showed that the precast pile cap behaved in a similar manner as compared with the conventional cast in situ pile cap. Furthermore, all the three units failed at loads exceeding the failure loads predicted using conventional design methods and exhibited predicted failure modes. In addition, there was a substantial increase in productivity as the precast pile caps could be constructed quickly and thus reducing the risk of exposing the excavated pit to rain and possible failure of the unsupported sides. (A)

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    The Boulevard, Langford Lane
    Kidlington, Oxford  United Kingdom  OX5 1GB
  • Authors:
    • Chan, T K
    • POH, C K
  • Publication Date: 2000


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00793643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2000 12:00AM