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Design of laterally loaded piles

Series/doc. No Report Report R 103
Year 1984
Abstract Reviews currently available methods for the analysis of laterally-loaded single piles and pile groups. The analytical methods discussed generally include lateral loading as a particular case, together with vertical and moment loading. The Report highlights the limitations imposed by the available methods, and it gives guidance on the practical problem of assigning realistic values to the necessary soil parameters, particularly concentrating on the value of soil stiffness. Recommendations are made concerning methods of analysis which may be satisfactorily adopted in specific circumstances. The recommended methods of analysis are applied to selected case histories to illustrate their several strengths and weaknesses.
ISBN 9780860172161
Subject(s) Civil engineering, infrastructure and public utilities
Earthworks/foundations/piling/retaining walls
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Publisher CIRIA
Publisher History CIRIA was formerly known as the Construction Industry Research and Information Association. They are a member-based research and information organisation who publish reports and technical papers covering building and civil engineering as well as transport and utilities infrastructure.
Table Of Contents
List of illustrations 4
List of tables 6
Notation 7
Summary 10
1 Introduction 10
2 Laterally-loaded pile design 11
2.1 General comments 11
2.2 Design of pile groups 12
3 Recommended analytical method for the design of laterally loaded piles 15
3.1 Ultimate lateral resistance of piles 15
3.2 Deformation of single piles 15
3.3 Deformation of pile groups 16
4 Assessment of soil properties 18
4.1 Modulus of elasticity 18
4.2 Coefficient of subgrade reaction 19
4.3 Discussion of stiffness parameters 23
5 Results and conclusions 24
5.1 Single piles 24
5.2 Pile groups 24
References 27
Appendices 32


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