Behaviour of Open-Ended Pipe Piles in Sand During Installation and Loading

by M.G. Iskander, Polytechnic University, Six Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY,
R.E. Olson, The University of Texas, Austin, TX,

Part of: From Soil Behavior Fundamentals to Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering: Honoring Roy E. Olson


An experimental study was performed to investigate the physical processes which influence the axial load capacities of open-ended steel pipe piles in sand. A double-walled pipe pile was developed to allow independent determination of the stresses on its inner and outer surfaces. An electronically operated single acting air hammer was developed for pile driving. Measurements were made of pore water pressures adjacent to the inner and outer walls, as well as side shear on the inside and outside.

Copyright holder: Previously published in Proceedings, A. A. Balkema, Fourteenth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Hamburg, Germany, 1997, 991-995

Subject Headings: Pipe piles | Steel pipes | Water pressure | Steel piles | Load bearing capacity | Axial loads | Walls


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