SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1955

Part I—Measurement of Earth Pressure and Deflection Along the Embedded Portion of a 40-ft Steel Pile


The details of a test installation in which a full scale pile was embedded in an earth fill and subjected to lateral loads are outlined. The authors describe the instrumentation, including means of measuring pressures and deflections at intervals along the entire pile length. An example of the pressures and deflections obtained is presented and a comparison is made between measured and theoretical values. Two methods of solving simultaneous difference equations such as those involved in the analysis of the problem of computing lateral earth pressures, deflections, shears, and moments along the embedded length of a pile are introduced.

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Mason, H., G.
Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme, Calif.
Bishop, J., A.
Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme, Calif.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 1–21
DOI: 10.1520/STP47734S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-6924-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6666-0