SYMPOSIUM ON LATERAL LOAD TESTS ON PILES

A PROBLEM THAT OFTEN OCCURS IN THE DESIGN OF PILE FOUNDATIONS CONCERNS THE ABILITY OF THE PILES TO RESIST LATERAL FORCES APPLIED AT THE PILE HEADS. FOR MANY YEARS, ENGINEERS HAVE BEEN MAKING FIELD TESTS ON FULL SIZED PILES AND LABORATORY TESTS ON MODEL PILES TO INVESTIGATE THE BEHAVIOR OF THE PILES UNDER DIFFERENT TYPES OF LOADING. THE RESULTS OF MOST OF THESE TESTS HAVE NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED SO THAT THERE IS ALMOST NO LITERATURE AVAILABLE ON THE SUBJECT. FURTHERMORE, THE TESTS WERE PERFORMED IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS AND THERE IS NO METHOD OF TEST THAT EVEN APPROXIMATES A STANDARD PROCEDURE. THE EIGHT PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE SYMPOSIUM COVER A WIDE RANGE OF SOIL CONDITIONS, TYPES OF PILES, AND METHODS OF LOADING. SOME OF THE TESTS WERE PERFORMED IN GRANULAR SOILS, OTHERS IN COHESIVE SOILS AND WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF PILES UNDER DIFFERENT SOIL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING TESTS ON LARGE PILES FOR MARINE STRUCTURES. /ASTM/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 154, 101 PP, FIG, TAB, REF
  • Publication Date: 1953

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  • Accession Number: 00208549
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Jun 24 1994 12:00AM