Cyclic loading of barrettes in soft calcareous rock using Osterberg cells

C. M. Haberfield, D. R. Paul, M. C. Ervin, G. A. Chapman

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There remains considerable uncertainty with respect to the cyclic performance of drilled and grouted piles founded in soft calcareous rock. Static and cyclic load testing of three test barrettes founded in a weak carbonate siltstone has been carried out using Osterberg cells. The load test results indicate the shaft resistance performance depends on load and displacement history, and that loss of shaft resistance performance under load reversal may not occur unless the ultimate shaft resistance is achieved during load cycling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics 2010 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 8 Nov 201010 Nov 2010
Conference number: 2nd


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics 2010
Abbreviated titleISFOG 2010

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