This second edition of Reese and Van Impe's book has been extensively revised to be compatible in the classroom setting. New features include homework problems with solution aides presented by the student version of the software as well as new case studies and updated existing case studies that agree with modern methods of characterizing soil properties. The thrust of the book is a detailed presentation of methods of analysis for single piles and groups of piles under lateral loading. The method makes use of load-transfer functions that are based heavily on testing results of full-scale, heavily instrumented piles under carefully controlled lateral loading, coupled with the use of soil-structured interaction mechanics. This method is validated by comparing the results from the method of analysis with experimental results from case studies of un-instrumented piles. The book specifically addresses the analysis of piles of varying stiffness installed into soils with a variety of characteristics, accounting for the axial load at the top of the pile and for the rotational restraint of the pile head, possibly nonlinear, offered by the connection to the superstructure.
The text provides example designs as well as the design of pile foundations that support an offshore platform. The book also includes references to a rich body of technical material, including citations of hundreds of relevant publications. The user may find the material on pile groups under lateral loading to be particularly helpful. The method begins with the loading at the foundation origin and makes use of nonlinear pile-head functions for the lateral load, the axial load, and the moment, taking pile-soil-pile interaction into account. For two-dimensional cases, the rotation and displacement of the foundation origin is computed to achieve equilibrium, and the resulting pile-head loading may be computed. Results for different loadings can also be readily calculated to seek the most economical solution. The method of using load-transfer functions is cited in publications of Det Norske Veritas, American Petroleum Institute, and U.S. Bureau of Public Roads. The method is currently in use in thousands of engineering offices in countries around the world.
For its use as a coursebook, numerous homework problems have been included and a special support website will be accessible made to lecturers adopting this book exclusively. Pack of book and software CD-ROM.
Table of Contents
1. Techniques for Design 2. Derivation of Equations and Methods of Solution 3. Models for Response of Soil and Weak Rock 4. Structural Characteristics of Piles 5. Analysis of Groups of Piles Subjected to Inclined and Eccentric Loading 6. Analysis of Single Piles and Groups of Piles Subjected to Active and Passive Loading 7. Case Sudies 8. Testing of Full-sized Piles 9. Implementation of Factors of Safety 10. Suggestions for Design. References. Author Index. Subject Index
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