Experimental investigation on the behaviour of laterally loaded piles in soft clay, sand and residual soils

Pauline Truong

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Lehane, Barry, Supervisor
    • Doherty, James, Supervisor
    Award date25 Jan 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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