Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering

Behavior of Pipe Piles in Sand

Plugging & Pore-Water Pressure Generation During Installation and Loading

Authors: Iskander, Magued

  • Presents a detailed blueprint for developing experimental facilities necessary to control the behavior of piles during installation and loading
  • The experimental apparatus is presented with sufficient detail to allow readers to duplicate or modify the design to suit their own needs
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One of the major difficulties in predicting the capacity of pipe piles in sand has resulted from a lack of understanding of the physical processes that control the behavior of piles during installation and loading.

This monograph presents a detailed blue print for developing experimental facilities necessary to identify these processes. These facilities include a unique instrumented double-walled pipe-pile that is used to delineate the frictional stresses acting against the external and internal surfaces of the pile. The pile is fitted with miniature pore-pressure transducers to monitor the generation of pore water pressure during installation and loading. A fast automatic laboratory pile hammer capable of representing the phenomena that occur during pile driving was also developed and used. Finally, 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.

A number of load tests were carried out to identify the effects of inertia and build-up of pore water pressure on pile plugging. Continuous measurement of dynamic and static excess pore pressures, frictional and end bearing stresses, and the elevation of the soil inside the pile during installation and loading are presented. The results of the testing program validates the performance of the developed apparatus, and provide unique insights into soil-structure interaction during pile driving and subsequent loading. The work contributes to a better understanding of pile behavior.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Iskander, Magued

    Pages 1-6

  • Review of Design Guidelines for Piles in Sand

    Iskander, Magued

    Pages 7-23

  • Installation Effects on the Capacity of Piles in Sand

    Iskander, Magued

    Pages 25-33

  • Experimental Facilities to Study the Behavior of Piles

    Iskander, Magued

    Pages 35-73

  • Instrumented Double–Wall Pipe Pile to Study Behavior of Piles

    Iskander, Magued

    Pages 75-125

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavior of Pipe Piles in Sand
Book Subtitle
Plugging & Pore-Water Pressure Generation During Installation and Loading
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-13108-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13108-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-13107-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42243-0
Series ISSN
1866-8755
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 269
Topics