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.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Snyder, Jeffrey L., "Full-Scale Lateral-Load Tests of a 3x5 Pile Group in Soft Clays and Silts" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 123.
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