DIAGNOSIS OF PILE CONDITION. LECTURE GIVEN AT THE FIFTH SOUTHEAST ASIAN CONFERENCE ON SOIL ENGINEERING, BANGKOK, JULY 1977

This lecture presents a method by which the structural condition of a pile can be assessed from the load-settlement observations normally taken in a pile load test. A number of case histories are presented of test piles that have been extracted for examination and found to have been damaged. It is shown that the application of the method for diagnosis of pile condition would have revealed their structural damage without having to extract them for examination. A theoretical analysis is presented relating load and settlement at the pile head when plastic collapse occurs. How such a type of structural failure can be identified from the normal load-settlement observations is shown. A method is produced by which the load-settlement relationship of a friction pile of any required length can be predicted from the load-settlement observations of a similar friction pile of known length embedded in the same homogeneous soil.(a) /TRRL/

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    Southeast Asian Society of Soil Engineering

    P.O. Box 2754
    Bangkok,   Thailand 
  • Authors:
    • Kee, C F
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 85-104
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  • Accession Number: 00195472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM