Publication Abstract

Proceedings - Fourth International Conference - Piling and Deep Foundations, 1991, Stresa, Italy, (DFI)

Stansted Airport vertical and lateral load tests on bored pile elements to be used in a retaining wall
S. Hope & K. Ho Ove Arup & Partners G. Price & I.F. Wardle

Vertical and lateral loading tests were carried out on instrumented test piles at the site of the new terminal for Stansted Airport. The tests were carried out to verify the pile's performance as an element in a retaining wall design to carry vertical loads from the terminal concourse and to ensure that the contractor's chosen method of construction did not invalidate the design assumptions. Instruments used during the tests allowed the load carried by the pile base and shaft to be separately assessed and deflection and bending moment profiles to be obtained for the piles subjected to lateral load.

 article #522; publication #37 (IC-1991-IT)