FULL-SCALE LATERAL LOAD TESTS OF PILE GROUPS-DISCUSSION

Attention is focused on the authors results which showed the degree to which the tips of the H-piles moved and rotated relative to their prescribed positions during driving. Effects which could be expected from the use of H-piles are discussed, and comments are made on a rough analysis of the geometry of group III to determine what effects could be expected from the fact that the various piles were not in their intended locations. The test results on monoliths 19 and 20 are also discussed. Comments are made on pile group efficiency and it is shown that the authors' so-called "efficiency" may be due to the difference between free- head and fixed-head conditions. It is shown that a pile can resist 2.0 times the lateral load under a fixed-head condition as under a free-head condition at the same lateral deflection of 0.2 in. (5.08 mm). Further interpretation and discussion of the results by the authors is urged.

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  • Accession Number: 00149213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11849
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM