Volume 16, Issue 2 (June 1993)

    The Simple Pile Load Test (SPLT)


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    For the design of pile foundations, estimation of the pile-bearing capacity is important because the size and number of piles are determined from the estimation. Although there have been many different methods predicting pile-bearing capacity, no one method provides reliable predictions except for methods based on actual loading tests. Due to time and money constraints, conventional pile-load tests tend to be limited and, consequently, design relies on relatively high factors of safety. In this paper, a new and simple method of performing pile-load tests is introduced. The suggested method uses a separable pile shoe with a reduced-size sliding core and has proved to be efficient in terms of both time and cost. By choosing the newly developed testing method, a more economical pile design can be attained.

    Author Information:

    Lee, MW
    President, Korea Deep Foundation Institute, Seoul,

    Paik, SW
    Graduate student, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejon-Shi,

    Lee, WJ
    Assistant researcher, Korea Institute of Construction Technology, Seoul,

    Yi, CT
    Graduate student, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

    Kim, DY
    Senior researcher, Samsung Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., Seoul,

    Yoon, SJ
    Senior researcher, Samsung Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., Seoul,

    Stock #: GTJ10036J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10036J

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    Title The Simple Pile Load Test (SPLT)
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18