Full scale static lateral load test of a 9 pile group in sand /
Much research has been done to study the effects of spacing in laterally loaded pile groups and how the pile spacing affects lateral resistance of the piles. In this test a 9-pile group of steel piles was installed in a 3x3 configuration in sand. The piles were spaced from center-to-center at a distance of 5.65 pile diameters in the direction of the load. The pile group was laterally loaded and instrumented to collect deflection, load, and strain data. A separate single pile was similarly instrumented and tested for comparison to the pile group. The soil profile consisted of a top layer of sand about 2.5 meters deep underlain by alternating layers of fine grained soil and sand. Analysis was done in order to determine p-multipliers for the rows in the pile group.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:piling civil engineering lateral loads sand pile groups p multipliers 5 65 diameter spacing
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