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End-bearing capacity of driven piles in sand using the stress characteristics method: analysis and implementation

Veiskarami, Mehdi and Eslami, Abolfazl and Kumar, Jyant (2011) End-bearing capacity of driven piles in sand using the stress characteristics method: analysis and implementation. In: Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48 (10). pp. 1570-1586.

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The method of stress characteristics has been employed to compute the end-bearing capacity of driven piles. The dependency of the soil internal friction angle on the stress level has been incorporated to achieve more realistic predictions for the end-bearing capacity of piles. The validity of the assumption of the superposition principle while using the bearing capacity equation based on soil plasticity concepts, when applied to deep foundations, has been examined. Fourteen pile case histories were compiled with cone penetration tests (CPT) performed in the vicinity of different pile locations. The end-bearing capacity of the piles was computed using different methods, namely, static analysis, effective stress approach, direct CPT, and the proposed approach. The comparison between predictions made by different methods and measured records shows that the stress-level-based method of stress characteristics compares better with experimental data. Finally, the end-bearing capacity of driven piles in sand was expressed in terms of a general expression with the addition of a new factor that accounts for different factors contributing to the bearing capacity. The influence of the soil nonassociative flow rule has also been included to achieve more realistic results.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: © Copyright 2011 – Canadian Science Publishing
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2011 05:28
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2011 05:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/41295

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