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
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE