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Dynamic Passive Pressure on Full-Scale Pile Caps
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Experiment-4: Backfill Test #2: Loosely Compacted Clean Sand
Experiment Type: Field
Description: Tests were done to assess the lateral load response of full-scale pile cap with a backfill condition of loosely compacted clean sand. The test site had three basic features: a reaction foundation, a test pile cap, and the backfill soil zone. The pile caps were subjected to static, cyclic and dynamic loadings. The hydraulic load actuators statically loaded (pushed slowly) the pile cap to target displacement levels that were incrementally larger. For each level, the actuators would apply low frequency, small displacement loading cycles to the pile cap, and an eccentric mass shaker would apply higher frequency, small displacement dynamic load cycles.

General test procedure was followed but an equipment failure ended the test prematurely and prevented displacements greater than 2.0 in from being reached.
Dates: May 29, 2007 - May 29, 2007
Facility: Brigham Young University, UT, United States
University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Specimen Type: Testing Layout (view)
Material: Piles and Pile Cap Piles and Pile Cap (view)
Backfill Zone Backfill Zone (view)
Reaction Foundation Reaction Foundation (view)
Sensors: Sensors for Test 04
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Tags (keywords):
  1. backfill
  2. Pile cap
  3. cyclic loading
  4. dynamic loading
  5. static loading
  6. lateral load