INSTRUMENTATION OF BORED CONCRETE PILES FOR HORIZONTAL LOAD TESTS

In this paper, the fundamental outline of an experimental work developed over a period of several years covering the instrumentation and execution of horizontal load tests on bored reinforced concrete piles/pile groups is presented. The instrumentation is described, with special emphasis on a system that is a completely original concept in strain measurement in piles of this type. Suggestions are also given on system assemblage, insertion into the pile borehole, and preparation for automatic data acquisition. A description of the loading systems for piles/pile groups is provided, with a focus on the new aspects introduced. Lastly, some references are made to the execution of the tests and some critical observations given on the results of the instrumentation equipment used.

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    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • de Sousa Coutinho, AGF
    • Emilio, F T
    • de Almeida Garrett, J L
    • Cardoso, E T
  • Publication Date: 2000-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00800399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2000 12:00AM