IJMTES – EFFECT OF VERTICAL LOAD ON THE LATERAL BEHAVIOUR OF PILE

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Paper Title : EFFECT OF VERTICAL LOAD ON THE LATERAL BEHAVIOUR OF PILE

Author’s Name : Varun H Maru | M G Vanza
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Volume 04 Issue 03 2017

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 201-204

Abstract –The laboratory and field test data on the response of piles under the combined action of vertical and lateral loads is rather limited. The current practice for design of piles is to consider the vertical and lateral loads independent of each other. This paper presents the effect of vertical load on the behaviour of a single pile under lateral load through laboratory experiments on aluminium pipe piles with outer diameter of 25 mm and internal diameter of 19mm. Pile was driven in poorly graded sand with 60% relative density. Influence of constant magnitude of vertical load (in range of 20%, 40%, 60% and 80% of Experimental Ultimate Vertical Load) on the lateral response of pile under free head condition for slenderness ratio of 10 was studied. Pile was instrumented with dial gauges to measure deflection at top of pile. The model test results have shown that the influence of vertical loads on the lateral response of piles is to significantly increase the capacity in sandy soil. The test results are compared with the results from the literature and are found to be in favourable agreement.

KeywordsPile Load Test, Lateral Load, Combined Load, Lateral Load Test

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