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Performance of a Full-Scale Lateral Foundation with Fine and Coarse Gravel Backfills Subjected to Static, Cyclic, and Dynamic Lateral Loads

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Abstract

Full-scale lateral load tests were performed on a pile cap with five backfill conditions: no backfill, densely compacted fine gravel, loosely compacted fine gravel, densely compacted coarse gravel, and loosely compacted coarse gravel. Static loads, applied by hydraulic load actuators, were followed by low-frequency, actuator-driven cyclic loads as well as higher frequency dynamic loads from an eccentric mass shaker.

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  • Joshua Pruett (2013), "Performance of a Full-Scale Lateral Foundation with Fine and Coarse Gravel Backfills Subjected to Static, Cyclic, and Dynamic Lateral Loads," http://nees.org/resources/5945.

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