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Comparison between methods of analysis for deflection of laterally loaded piles

Low, Siaw Mei (2007) Comparison between methods of analysis for deflection of laterally loaded piles. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.



Deep foundation, which used extensively to support highway structures, machinery foundation, high rise building, etc are often subjected to both axial and lateral loads. To obtain a safe and economical design, the method adopted for design of lateral deflection must be appropriate. In this thesis, two different methods of analysis for the ground-line deflection of the single, elastic, free-head piles have been compared with the available test results obtained from full-scale instrumented test piles. The basis for comparison is on the variation in pile installation methods and types of soil in Malaysia. Two design methods were selected; one is the rational method of Broms and the other is a more rigorous method of Characteristic Load Method (CLM). From the results obtained, it is found that Broms’ method gives more conservative value (around 59% to 70% larger than measured value) of lateral deflection compared to CLM. Lateral deflections calculated using CLM were found to be in good agreement (around 2% to 24% larger than measured value) with values measured in field load tests.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Awam - Geoteknik)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2007; Supervisor : Prof. Dr. Khairul Anuar Kassim
Uncontrolled Keywords:Characteristic Load Method (CLM), types of soil
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:11351
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:13 Dec 2010 01:58
Last Modified:14 Oct 2018 07:23

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