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Projects involving construction of piled foundations often rely on preliminary full-scale field tests to failure to predict performance under applied load. If these tests are not available, the ensuing uncertainty will naturally lead to conservative design assumptions. Such design assumptions will result in higher construction costs and often in longer construction times. This paper shows how a database of previous pile load tests can be used in conjunction with simple analytical tools to attempt a quantification of performance uncertainty. Data from a series of previously published axial load tests on piles in London Clay is employed to this end. The methodology developed in this paper can arguably be expanded to a wider range of test sites and geological materials.
|Title of host publication||Sustainability Issues for the Deep Foundations|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 2nd GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2018 – The Official International Congress of the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE)|
|Editors||Hesham El-Naggar, Khalid Abdel-Rahman, Bengt Fellenius, Hany Shehata|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Name||Sustainable Civil Infrastructures|