Accession Number : ADA019298

Title :   The Mechanics of Pile-Soil Interaction in Cohesionless Soils.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DUKE UNIV DURHAM N C SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Holloway,D. Michael ; Clough,G. Wayne ; Vesic,Aleksandar S.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 302

Abstract : Foundation conditions and structural constraints often require the use of pile foundations to support the structure and to minimize objectionable settlements. The accurate prediction of foundation performance and the effective interpretation of field load tests are urgent economic and technical needs of geotechnical engineering practice. This study represents the final phase of an investigation into the analysis of pile load tests. Overall study objectives have been: (a) to compile and make available to the Corps of Engineers (CE) offices the results of pile load tests performed by CE offices and other investigators; (b) to review analytical solutions for determining pile load capacity; (c) to compare pile load tests results with theoretical solutions; (d) to develop improved methods for conducting and interpreting pile load tests; and (e) to develop design guidelines.

Descriptors :   *Soil mechanics, *Pile drivers, *Loads(Forces), *Pile structures, Interactions, Computer applications, Structures, Cohesion, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE