Publication Abstract




Proceedings of DFI-India 2018: 8th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India, (DFI)

Bi-Directional Pile Load Test - Case Studies
Justin St. George, Ravi Sundaram and Sorabh Gupta

Bi-Directional Static Load Pile Tests (BDSLT) was performed on a barrette pile of dimensions 1.2 m x 2.8 m extending to 21.278 m below the cut-off level. The test load applied was 10,800 tonnes which can usually not be applied by a traditional static load test. The test results indicated that the pile mobilized an ultimate unit skin friction value of 188.4 T/mē and an end bearing result of 734.5 T/mē. Equivalent loadsettlement curve indicates settlement of 4.6 mm at 100% the proposed working load, and 7.8 mm for 150% of the working load.


 article #3142; publication #1050 (India2018)