Accession Number : AD0782941
Title : Static, Substained, and Cyclic Load Tests of Steel Pile Connectors. New Orleans District.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
Personal Author(s) : O'Neil,Edward F.
Report Date : JUL 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 128
Abstract : Fourteen pile cap specimens, each containing two, three, or four connectors nailed to a section of saturated, class 'B' timber piling and encased in a concrete pile cap, were subjected to three types of tests conducted under submerged conditions to evaluate the effectiveness of the connectors. The specimens were tested under: (a) static tensile loads to failure to determine the ultimate load that two connectors could withstand, (b) sustained tensile loads at various percentages of the corresponding ultimate loads to determine the effects of percentage of load and duration of load on the slip characteristics of the pile connectors, (c) cyclic loading from tension to compression to determine what effect repetitive loads would have on the amount of slip between the pile and the cap. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *Pile structures, *Connectors, *Loads(Forces), Static loads, Tensile strength, Failure(Mechanics), Compression, Piers, Foundations(Structures), Concrete, Dynamic tests
Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE