ECCENTRICALLY LOADED LONG PILES.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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This study is primarily aimed at improving the understanding of the behavior of eccentrically loaded long piles or columns of reinforced concrete. A general inelastic analysis was developed and applied to circular, square, and octagonal cross sections, for both solid members and ones having a hollow circular core. For convenience, the analysis was programmed for the IBM 1620 computer using FORTRAN. Twenty-four general cases are presented in the form of graphs. These graphs were used to evaluate ultimate loads and to study the effect of variables on ultimate loads. Also presented are the results of short-term load tests to failure of 39 specimens representing five basic cross sections. Other major test variables were slenderness and load eccentricity. Good agreement was obtained between theory and test hence, it may be judged that the basic assumptions are reasonable. Since the theory appears to be confirmed by the test results, it is recommended for use by structural designers. Author
- Civil Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology