Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

Results of axial compressive load tests on three small diameter pipe piles driven in a varved clay deposit are presented. Predictions of the axial pile capacity were made using the a-method originally proposed by Tomlinson (1957, 1971) and incorporating undrained strength profiles determined with the field vane. Predicted and measured capacities are compared and discussed in light of the various factors which can affect the outcome such as vane geometry, vane testing procedure and interpretation, pile load testing conditions, and empirical relationships incorporated in predictions.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Analysis of Small Pipe Piles Using the Field Vane

St. Louis, Missouri

Results of axial compressive load tests on three small diameter pipe piles driven in a varved clay deposit are presented. Predictions of the axial pile capacity were made using the a-method originally proposed by Tomlinson (1957, 1971) and incorporating undrained strength profiles determined with the field vane. Predicted and measured capacities are compared and discussed in light of the various factors which can affect the outcome such as vane geometry, vane testing procedure and interpretation, pile load testing conditions, and empirical relationships incorporated in predictions.