Downdrag on Piles: Review and Recent Experimentation

by John Anthony Little, Univ of Paisley, Paisley, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments


A review of the literature on pile downdrag is provided, within the context of a recent full-scale study involving two pile groups driven in soft clay, subsequently surcharged by a 2.5 m high embankment.

Subject Headings: Pile driving | Pile foundations | Driven piles | Soil-pile interaction | Soil-structure interaction | Soft soils | Soil stress | Clays

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