Estimate of the residual loads obtained in the end of piles driven in porous soils.

Stélio Maia Menezes, David de Carvalho, Paulo José Rocha de Albuquerque


In the geotechnical engineering the study about the quantification of the residual loads in the pile end, after the end of the first loading of the load test attempt, highlighted some works on its interpretation in the curve load versus pile settlement. The construction of a mathematical model to study such a phenomenon is based on the Relations of Cambefort Precast-concrete piles were specially built for this research. They have special elements installed all along their length where the residual loads inlaid in the pile end region could be measured by means of deformation strain gauges. 


Piles; Load tests; Porous soils.


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