Accession Number:

AD0258262

Title:

COLUMN STRENGTH OF LONG PILES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-05-03

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

Full-scale axial load tests were conducted on six different types of commercially available piles to determine their resistance against failure by buckling. A total of seventeen 80foot specimens, each with an unsupported length of 60 feet or more, were tested under conditions of piles at refusal. A field test tower with a loading system induced axial compressive loads to 440 tons. Tests and results are presented. Application of tangent modulus principles for use in the generalized Euler equation for predicting buckling loads is demonstrated by way of examples. It is concluded that the theory has practical application, and its usage is recommended. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE