Journal Published Online: 01 September 1984
Volume 7, Issue 3

Phenomenological Study of Model Piles in Sand



A device is described whereby sand can be confined in a depthwise variable manner to permit simulation of lateral earth pressures to depths simulating driving depths of piles. Instrumented model piles were driven into a quartz sand placed at two different densities in the device, and load transfer patterns were measured for varying depths of penetration for compressive and uplift loading. In most respects the load transfer patterns were similar to those measured in full-scale tests in sand.

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Yazdanbod, A
Earth Dam Design Group, Water Engineering Services, Tehran, Iran
O'Neill, MW
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Aurora, RP
Brae Field Development, Marathon Oil Company, London, England
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Stock #: GTJ10489J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10489J