Journal Published Online: 19 September 2014
Volume 37, Issue 6

Derivation of p-y Curves from Lateral Pile Load Test Instrument Data



Detailed analysis of a bored pile lateral load test is required to generate the family of non-linear lateral load–displacement curves known as “p-y” curves. Current methods of calculating these curves from test pile data may not make full use of all data (inclinometer, strain gage, head deflection) available. The method outlined below incorporates all available data in formulating a mathematical model of the pile behavior from which p-y curves may be derived.

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Sinnreich, Jon
Loadtest USA, Gainesville, FL, US
Ayithi, Aditya
Loadtest USA, Gainesville, FL, US
Pages: 13
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Stock #: GTJ20130127
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20130127