Application of Model Pile Tests to Axial Pile Design

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by J.D. Bogard, Fugro-McClelland Marine Geosciences Inc.,
H. Matlock, Consultant,

Abstract: Experiments conducted with instrumented model pile segment probes at Harvey and Empire, Louisiana are summarized and the observed behavior interpreted. Correlations are developed for the time rate of strength gain and interim recommendations are given for construction of t-z curves (soil resistance versus axial pile displacement) for use in design. The methods are compared with existing pile test results.

Copyright holder: Copyright 1990, Offshore Technology Conference

Subject Headings: Pile tests | Piles | Soil strength | Load and resistance factor design | Model tests | Awards and prizes | Probe instruments | Correlation | Louisiana | United States | North America


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