Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

The main objectives of this research paper are to: investigate the monotonic and cyclic behavior of helical pile foundation systems, develop new helical screw systems suitable for seismic retrofitting of existing foundations and new structures. The proposed new pile configurations proposed include: fiber reinforced polymer grouted helical screw piles (FRP-G-HSP); and reinforced grouted helical screw piles (RG-HSP) with steel fibers added to the grout. The research methodology involved conducting more than one hundred full scale field load tests on twenty three helical screw piles installed in cohesive soil and subjected to axial and lateral monotonic and cyclic loading in which twenty piles are instrumented. The test piles included: seven plain helical screw piles (P-HSP); four grouted helical screw piles (G-HSPs); eight FRP-G-HSPs; and four RG-HSPs. The axial cyclic performance of HSPs and G-HSPs experienced 5-10% capacity reduction after 15 loads cycles. However, their lateral capacity was low due to their slender shaft. The lateral capacity and stiffness of internally and externally grouted FRP-G-HSPs were twice the FRP-HSP with internal grout. The RG-HSP piles axial capacity was more than twice that for P-HSP, with minimal reduction after cyclic loading, and their lateral capacity was more than 3 times the P-HSPs capacity.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Monotonic and Cyclic Behavior of Helical Screw Piles Under Axial and Lateral Loading

San Diego, California

The main objectives of this research paper are to: investigate the monotonic and cyclic behavior of helical pile foundation systems, develop new helical screw systems suitable for seismic retrofitting of existing foundations and new structures. The proposed new pile configurations proposed include: fiber reinforced polymer grouted helical screw piles (FRP-G-HSP); and reinforced grouted helical screw piles (RG-HSP) with steel fibers added to the grout. The research methodology involved conducting more than one hundred full scale field load tests on twenty three helical screw piles installed in cohesive soil and subjected to axial and lateral monotonic and cyclic loading in which twenty piles are instrumented. The test piles included: seven plain helical screw piles (P-HSP); four grouted helical screw piles (G-HSPs); eight FRP-G-HSPs; and four RG-HSPs. The axial cyclic performance of HSPs and G-HSPs experienced 5-10% capacity reduction after 15 loads cycles. However, their lateral capacity was low due to their slender shaft. The lateral capacity and stiffness of internally and externally grouted FRP-G-HSPs were twice the FRP-HSP with internal grout. The RG-HSP piles axial capacity was more than twice that for P-HSP, with minimal reduction after cyclic loading, and their lateral capacity was more than 3 times the P-HSPs capacity.