Volume 23, Issue 3 (September 2000)

    Instrumentation of Bored Concrete Piles for Horizontal Load Tests

    (Received 20 July 1998; accepted 10 January 2000)

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    This paper contains the fundamental outline of an experimental work developed over a period of several years covering the instrumentation and execution of horizontal load tests on bored reinforced concrete piles and pile groups. The instrumentation used is described, with particular emphasis on a system that is a completely original concept in strain measurement in piles of this kind. Hints are also given on system assemblage, insertion into the pile borehole, and preparation for automatic data acquisition. The paper also contains a description of the loading systems for piles and pile groups, giving special emphasis to the new aspects introduced. Finally, some references are made to the execution of the tests and some critical observations given on the results of the instrumentation equipment used.


    Author Information:

    de Sousa Coutinho, AGF
    Civil engineer, research officer, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Geotechnics Department, Lisboa,

    Toco Emilio, F
    Mechanical engineer, principal research officer, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Instrument Design and Construction Centre, Lisboa, Portugal

    de Almeida Garrett, JL
    Electronics engineer, principal research officer, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Instrument Design and Construction Centre, Lisboa,

    Tavares Cardoso, E
    Electronics engineer, principal research officer, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Instrument Design and Construction Centre, Lisboa,


    Stock #: GTJ11054J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11054J

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    Title Instrumentation of Bored Concrete Piles for Horizontal Load Tests
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    Committee D18