New empirical formulations have been derived to predict the behaviour of laterally loaded piles based on tests conducted on instrumented piles at field scale and in the geotechnical centrifuge. The experimental research is supported by corresponding Finite Element Analysis. Recommendations are provided that cater for differences in pile shape in soft clay and for piles in clay rich residual soils. Design guidelines are developed to assist estimation of the effects of lateral cycling on the performance of piles in sands and soft clays.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||25 Jan 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2017|