Design guidelines for predicting the axial capacity of piles in sand have long been the source of considerable debate due to the geotechnical profession’s inadequate understanding of pile behavior. Analytical studies, alone, cannot resolve the uncertainties in axial capacity predictions due to the complex nature of pile behavior in sand. This chapter presents some of the factors which occur during installation and loading of pipe piles in sand, along with their potential impact on axial capacity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering|
|State||Published - 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Mechanics of Materials