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dc.contributorVirginia Transportation Research Councilen_US
dc.contributorVirginia Techen_US
dc.contributor.authorRobert L. Mokwaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDuncan, J. Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-19T18:30:24Z
dc.date.available2014-03-19T18:30:24Z
dc.date.issued2002-02-01
dc.identifier.citationRobert L. Mokwa, J. Michael Duncan. "Investigation of the Resistance of Pile Caps and Integral Abutments to Lateral Loading," Virginia Transportation Research Council 530 Edgemont Road Charlottesville, VA 22903, Report No. FHWA/VTRC 00-CR4, Feb. 2000.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/46723
dc.description.abstractThis research provides a means of assessing and quantifying many important aspects of pile group and pile cap behavior under lateral loads. The program of work performed in this study includes developing a full-scale field test facility, conducting approximately 30 lateral load tests on pile groups and pile caps, performing laboratory geotechnical tests on natural soils obtained from the site and on imported backfill materials, and performing analytical studies. A detailed literature review was also conducted to assess the current state of practice in the area of laterally loaded pile groups. A method called the "group-equivalent pile" approach (abbreviated GEP) was developed for creating analytical models of pile groups and pile caps that are compatible with established approaches for analyzing single laterally loaded piles. A method for calculating pile cap resistance-deflection curves (p-y curves) was developed during this study, and has been programmed in the spreadsheet called PYCAP. A practical, rational, and systematic procedure was developed for assessing and quantifying the lateral resistance that pile caps provide to pile groups. Comparisons between measured and calculated load-deflection responses indicate that the analytical approach developed in this study is conservative, reasonably accurate, and suitable for the use in design of pile caps and integral abutments. The results of this research are expected to improve the current state of knowledge and practice regarding pile group and pile cap behavior.
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia Department of Transportation 50918
dc.description.sponsorshipFHWA 50918
dc.format.extent66 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research
dc.subjectIntegral abutmenten_US
dc.subjectPile capen_US
dc.subjectLateral resistanceen_US
dc.subjectLateral loadingen_US
dc.titleInvestigation of the Resistance of Pile Caps and Integral Abutments to Lateral Loadingen_US
dc.typeTechnical reporten_US
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/00-cr4.pdf
dc.date.accessed2013-11-21
dc.identifier.trnumberFHWA/VTRC 00-CR4
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US


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