Predictions of Pile Shaft Capacity With the PLS Cell

by Amr S. Azzouz, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,
Mohsen M. Baligh, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Use of In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering

Abstract:

In situ measurements of stresses and pore pressures on a model pile shaft, the Piezo-Lateral Stress (PLS) cell, are utilized to reconstruct the conditions of load tests involving two large scale pipe piles at a site in Empire, LA. Results show that, in addition to providing vital data regarding the fundamental behavior of pile shafts, the PLS cell represents a valuable predictive tool for estimating the capacity of friction piles.



Subject Headings: Load bearing capacity | Load tests | Load factors | Pile tests | Piles

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