Application of Model Pile Tests to Axial Pile Design

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

Part of: Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering: Hall of Fame Papers from the Early Years


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 | Soil strength | Load and resistance factor design | Probe instruments | Piles | Displacement (mechanics) | Curvature


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