Rapid Load Testing on Piles

Rapid Load Testing on Piles

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Summary

To obtain data about the stiffness and bearing capacity of a foundation pile, the Rapid Load Test could be an effective and economic alternative for a static load test. In order to judge this, the influence of rate effects in clay and pore water pressures in sand should first be understood. This book presents the latest developments in the research that is carried out to unravel these effects. It contains current contributions by world wide leading academics. Moreover the editors summarize the empirical field data and discuss advanced centrifuge modeling. This indispensable information source on the progress in Rapid Load Testing is intended for researchers and professionals working on the load testing of foundation piles.

Table of Contents

Preface;

Acknowledgments;

Introduction – P. HÖLSCHER AND A.F. VAN TOL

Seminar papers: Advances in international research

1. Belgian national project on screw piles – Overview of the comparative load testing program – N. HUYBRECHTS, J. MAERTENS AND A. HOLEYMAN;

2. Recommendations for Statnamic use and interpretation of piles installed in clay – M. BROWN;

3. Load transfer in rapid load pile tests in clays – A.F.L. HYDE AND M.J. BROWN;

4. Practice of rapid load testing in Japan – T. MATSUMOTO

5. Influence of rate effect and pore water pressure during Rapid Load Test of piles in sand – P. HÖLSCHER, A.F. VAN TOL AND N.Q. HUY;

6. Concrete stress determination in Rapid Load Tests – M. STOKES AND G. MULLINS

Delft Cluster project

7. Rapid Model pile load tests in the geotechnical centrifuge (1) – N.Q. HUY, A.F. VAN TOL AND P. HÖLSCHER;

8. Rapid Model pile load tests in the geotechnical centrifuge (2): Pore pressure distribution and effects – A.F. VAN TOL, N.Q. HUY AND P. HÖLSCHER;

9. Database of field measurements of SLT and RLT for calibration – P. HÖLSCHER AND A.F. VAN TOL;

10. Draft Standard for execution of a rapid load test

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