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Full-Scale Lateral-Load Tests of a 3x5 Pile Group in Soft Clays and Silts Full-Scale Lateral-Load Tests of a 3x5 Pile Group in Soft Clays and Silts

by Snyder, Jeffrey L

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A series of static lateral load tests were conducted on a group of fifteen piles arranged in a 3x5 pattern. The piles were placed at a center-to-center spacing of 3.92 pile diameters. A single isolated pile was also tested for comparison to the group response. The subsurface profile consisted of cohesive layers of soft to medium consistency underlain by interbedded layers of sands and fine-grained soils. The piles were instrumented to measure pile-head deflection, rotation, and load, as well as strain versus pile depth.

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School:Brigham Young University

School Location:USA - Utah

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:deep foundations piles static dynamic lateral load test laterally loaded pile groups lpile group p multipliers y curves steel pipe closely spaced effects shadowing theory shear zone overlap soft clays silts soils fine grained

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Date of Publication:03/04/2004

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