Analysis of Pile Load Tests at Lock and Dam 26

by Jean-Louis Briaud, Texas A&M Univ, United States,
Bruce H. Moore, Texas A&M Univ, United States,
G. Britt Mitchell, Texas A&M Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices


This is a summary of the results collected during the extensive load test program performed by the U.S. Army Engineer District, St. Louis, during the construction of the new Lock and Dam No. 26. This program involved 28 axial load tests on impact driven H piles and pipe piles. Lateral load tests were also performed on two H piles. The soil is sand and gravel. The analysis of the results leads to conclusions on the precision of dynamic and static prediction methods and on the influence on ultimate capacity of pile batter and load test procedures.

Subject Headings: Pile tests | Load tests | Locks (dam) | Axial loads | Load factors | Load bearing capacity | Lateral loads | Vertical loads

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