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Title: Experimental research into the behavior of piles and pile groups subjected to cyclic lateral loading
Authors: United States. Minerals Management Service.
United States. Federal Highway Administration.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Lower Mississippi Valley Division.
Reese, Lymon C., 1917-
Brown, Dan Allen.
Wang, Shin-Tower.
Keywords: Cyclic lateral loading
Interaction factors
Pile groups
Soil mechanics
Dynamic testing
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-88-10.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: A research program to study the behavior of piles and pile groups subjected to cyclic lateral loading was conducted at a Houston, Texas site. A single pile and a nine-pile group situated in the natural clay were tested and then the upper several feet of clay were removed and replaced with sand and the tests were repeated. Following these tests, another study was undertaken to measure experimentally pile-head flexibility reduction (interaction) factors for the pile group in sand. Tests were made cyclically at varying magnitudes of applied ground line shear on single piles and two-pile and three-pile subgroups, and the response of unloaded piles in the group was measured. Concurrent with these studies, pressuremeter (PMT) and cone penetrometer (CPT) tests were performed in both the clay and the sand from which capacity predictions were made. Each of these studies generated a report with voluminous data. This report summarizes the major findings into one volume. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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