Experimental facilities to study the behavior of piles

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Abstract

This chapter documents the design, fabrication, and performance of the experimental facility designed to study the behavior of piles in sand. The equipment consists of a pressure chamber; feedback control system; data acquisition system; loading frame; sand handling, pluviating, saturating, and drying apparatus have been integrated to allow convenient load testing of piles under simulated field conditions. The experimental apparatus is presented with sufficient details to allow readers to duplicate or modify the design to suit their own needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages35-73
Number of pages39
Edition9783642131073
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
Number9783642131073
ISSN (Print)1866-8755
ISSN (Electronic)1866-8763

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials

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