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Development of P-Y Curves for Analysis of Laterally Loaded Piles in Western Washington

Description: A comprehensive review of literature pertaining to p-y curve analysis of laterally loaded piles was conducted. Methods of analysis of laterally loaded piles were reviewed with particular emphasis on the applicability of p-y curve analysis. Various existing procedures for development of p-y curves, and the data on which they are based, were also reviewed. Case histories of well-documented, full-scale, field lateral load tests were identified and the soil conditions in which they were performed were summarized. The applicability of existing p-y curve criteria to western Washington soil conditions was evaluated. Analysis of pile group behavior and full-scale, field lateral load test procedures were reviewed.

  • Date Published: April, 1988
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 153.1
  • Last Modified: June 17, 2007
  • Author: Steven L. Kramer.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 80 p., 2,763 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Case studies, End bearing piles, Field tests, Lateral supports, Literature reviews, Loads, Pile groups, Piles (Supports), Soils, Test procedures.
  • Keywords: Piles, lateral load, p-y curves, western Washington.
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