Abstract

A series of static lateral load tests were conducted on a group of fifteen piles arranged in a 3x5 pattern. The piles were placed at a center-to-center spacing of 3.92 pile diameters. A single isolated pile was also tested for comparison to the group response. The subsurface profile consisted of cohesive layers of soft to medium consistency underlain by interbedded layers of sands and fine-grained soils. The piles were instrumented to measure pile-head deflection, rotation, and load, as well as strain versus pile depth.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Date Submitted

2004-03-15

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd364

Keywords

deep foundations, piles, static, dynamic, lateral load test, laterally loaded piles, laterally loaded pile groups, LPILE, GROUP, p-multipliers, p-y curves, steel pipe piles, closely spaced piles, group effects, shadowing theory, shadowing effects, shear zone overlap, soft clays, silts, soft soils, fine-grained soils

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