Accession Number : ADA194440

Title :   An Investigation of the Behavior of Vertical Piles in Cohesive Soils Subjected to Repetitive Lateral Loads.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Long, James H ; Reese, Lymon C

PDF Url : ADA194440

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 269

Abstract : The results of several repetitive lateral load tests on single piles from previous studies were analyzed. Current techniques for predicting this cyclic and static behavior of piles were reviewed, and predictions of both static- and cyclic-lateral-load behavior were compared with measured behavior. The scour phenomenon that occurs when water above the ground surface flows into and out of any gaps that form between the pile and clay during cyclic loading was examined. Conclusions are drawn related to the relevance of these studies to current procedures of estimating the response of piles in clay due to cyclic lateral loading. Keywords: Pile structures; Load distribution; Cyclic loads; Lateral loads.

Descriptors :   *PILE STRUCTURES, *SOIL MECHANICS, CLAY, COHESION, CYCLES, WATER FLOW, GROUND LEVEL, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, LOADS(FORCES), RESPONSE, SOILS, STATIC LOADS, SURFACES, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, WATER, SIDES, RESPONSE, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, CYCLIC TESTS

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE