Knappett, JA and Madabhushi, SPG (2006) Modelling effects of axial load on behaviour of pile groups in laterally-spreading soil. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - 6th ICPMG '06, 2. pp. 1007-1012.Full text not available from this repository.
Previous research into the behaviour of piled foundations in laterally-spreading soil deposits has concentrated on pile groups that carry small or negligible axial loads. This paper presents dynamic centrifuge test results for 2 x 2 pile groups with bending and geometric properties similar to real 0.5 m diameter tubular steel and solid circular reinforced-concrete field piles. Axial loads applied represented upper-bounds on typical working loads. The simultaneous scaling of the relevant properties controlling both lateral and axial behaviour allows comparisons to be drawn regarding the particular mechanisms of failure that would dominate for each type of pile. Flexible reinforced-concrete piles which tend to carry lower loads were found to be dominated by lateral effects, while steel piles, which are much stiffer and usually carry greater loads are dominated by settlement considerations. © 2006 Taylor & Francis Group.
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