Simplified static vertical loading test on sheet piles using press-in piling machine

Yukihiro Ishihara, Nanase Ogawa, Yoshimitsu Mori, Stuart Haigh, Tatsunori Matsumoto
2020 Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication  
Although the application of sheet piles has been expanding to non-temporary structures recently, their vertical performance has not been well understood as they have long been used for temporary retaining structures in which their horizontal performance is the main concern. In addition, the extra time and cost required for conducting the conventional load test has been a barrier to improve the situation. In this paper, simplified methods of static compressive and tensile load test using a
more » ... in machine are introduced. Results of the simplified load test on five pressed-in piles in a soft alluvial soil are reported.
doi:10.3208/jgssp.v08.j32 fatcat:ye6ir5v2arg77kbiernxyzsmq4