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Title:Lateral Load Testing of Model Piles, Phase 1
Authors:Joseph A. Caliendo and Loren R. Anderson
University:Utah State University
Publication Date:Mar 1996
Report #:MPC-96-60
Project #:MPC-081
TRID #:00724596
Keywords:calibration, computer programs, data reduction, instrumentation, mathematical models, piles (supports), prototypes, static tests, testing


The objectives of this projects were to: 1) develop a load test facility which can be used to perform static lateral load tests on model piles, 2) establish a prototype pile and a corresponding model pile, 3) design and implement the instrumentation for the model pile, 4) calibrate the model piles, 5) perform lateral load tests on the model pile, 6) reduce the load test data and establish stresses, deflections, moments, and p-y data from the measurements, and 7) compare measured response to predictions made with computer program LPGSTAN. A model test facility and a reliable testing, instrumentation, and data collection procedure has been developed. The LPGSTAN computer model was verified for a single pile subjected to lateral loading.

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