Field Performance of Open-Ended Prestressed High-Strength Concrete Pipe Piles Jacked into Clay
AbstractThe behavior of open-ended pipe piles is different from that of closed-ended pipe piles due to the soil plugging effect. In this study, a series of field tests were conducted to investigate the behavior of open-ended prestressed high-strength concrete (PHC) pipe piles installed into clay. Two open-ended PHC pipe piles were instrumented with Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors and jacked into clay for subsequent static loading tests. Soil plug length of the test piles was continuously measured during installation, allowing for calculation of the incremental filling ratio. The recorded data in static loading test were reported and analyzed. The distribution of residual forces after installation and the effect on the bearing capacity were also discussed in detail. The test piles were observed to be in partially plugged condition during installation. The measured ultimate shaft resistance and total resistance of the test piles were 639 and 1180 kN, respectively. The residual forces locked in the test piles after installation significantly affected the evaluation of the axial forces, and thus the shaft and end resistances. It tended to underestimate the end resistances and overestimate the shaft resistances if the residual forces were not considered in the loading test. However, the residual forces did not affect the total bearing capacity of open-ended PHC pipe piles in this study. View Full-Text
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Kou, H.-L.; Diao, W.-Z.; Liu, T.; Yang, D.-L.; Horpibulsuk, S. Field Performance of Open-Ended Prestressed High-Strength Concrete Pipe Piles Jacked into Clay. Sensors 2018, 18, 4216.
Kou H-L, Diao W-Z, Liu T, Yang D-L, Horpibulsuk S. Field Performance of Open-Ended Prestressed High-Strength Concrete Pipe Piles Jacked into Clay. Sensors. 2018; 18(12):4216.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kou, Hai-Lei; Diao, Wen-Zhou; Liu, Tao; Yang, Dan-Liang; Horpibulsuk, Suksun. 2018. "Field Performance of Open-Ended Prestressed High-Strength Concrete Pipe Piles Jacked into Clay." Sensors 18, no. 12: 4216.
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