Publication Abstract

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

Centrifugal modeling of stress-reducing piled foundations on sand
A. Lyndon & M.J. Wei Liverpool University, UK J.G. Turner Bierrum and Partners Ltd, UK

A series of centrifuge model tests has been used to explore the feasibility of using stress-reducing piles for shallow foundations resting on dense sand. Experiments were conducted on ring and raft foundations subjected to perimeter loading, in order to simulate the foundation loading conditions of a particular silo structure. The resulting foundation interaction responses are reported and discussed in the light of current design methods.

 article #526; publication #37 (IC-1991-IT)