Behavior of Pile Foundations in Laterally Spreading Ground during Centrifuge Tests

Eight dynamic model tests were performed on a p m radius centrifuge to study the behavior of single piles and pile groups in timetable and laterally spreading ground. Pile diameters ranged from 0.36 to 1.45 m for single piles, and from 0.73 to 1.17 m for pile groups. The soil profile consisted of a gently sloping nonliquefied crust over liquefiable loose sand over dense sand. Each model was tested with a series of realistic earthquake motions with peak base accelerations ranging from 0.13 g to 1.00 g. Representative data that characterize the important aspects of soil pile interaction in liquefiable ground are presented.

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    • Brandenburg, Scott J
    • Boulanger, Ross W
    • Kutter, Bruce L
    • Chang, Dongdong
  • Publication Date: 2005-11-1


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  • Accession Number: 01010757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 2005 4:52PM