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This book provides full-scale field tests of different types of pile foundations. For the testing, it includes static load tests which consider various loading orientations, dynamic load tests, inclinometer monitoring and tests that aim to determine the load transfer mechanism of pile foundation. This book also covers the up-to-date popular topic with detailed project studies. This includes the academic investigation of post-grouting technology effect on drilled shaft piles, the research of displacement and non-displacement precast pile foundation, the study of fiber-reinforced polymer material used in the geo-technical environment such as deep excavation pit in tunneling project, and the research of super-long and large diameter pile foundations. These investigations provide essential and academic information for researchers as well as engineers in role of Civil and Geotech. Not only the different types of the piles are studied, but also the relevant theory and literatures are reviewed. In this book, the diagrams are plotted in an easy way and the explanation of the diagrams and tables are described in detail. The research methods corresponding to the practical projects are detailed as well. Hence, it is useful as a reference for the students and researchers in civil and geotechnical engineering.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Introduction

Abstract
With the soaring requirement for building space in metropolises, high-rise buildings are becoming increasingly popular.
Jialin Zhou, Erwin Oh

Chapter 2. General Principles and Practices

Abstract
All types of engineers are required to have sophisticated understanding and knowledge of subsurface conditions to undertake their projects. Soil analysis is more complicated than analysis of other materials because of soil’s non-continuum characteristic.
Jialin Zhou, Erwin Oh

Chapter 3. Field Tests of Post Grouted Concrete Piles

Abstract
With the soaring requirement of building space in metropolises, high rise building development is indispensable and thus deep piles are imperative. Pile length can range from 20 to 60 m due to large loads from upper structures needing to be transferred into soils.
Jialin Zhou, Erwin Oh

Chapter 4. Field Tests of Precast Concrete Piles

Abstract
Pile foundation is a long structural element that cooperates with soil to resist the loading transferred from the upper structure. It can be primarily categorized into cast-in-place and precast pile based on the piling construction condition.
Jialin Zhou, Erwin Oh

Chapter 5. Field Performance of Composite Piles

Abstract
After late nineteenth century when the driven piles design was mainly based on the experience, the research of pile behavior which suffered static load started.
Jialin Zhou, Erwin Oh

Chapter 6. Field Tests of Super-Long and Large Diameter Piles

Abstract
A compressive loaded pile is a slender element that transfers the loading from the upper structure to the soil layers. Nowadays, because pile foundations with large capacities are required, increasing numbers of super-long and large-diameter piles are being designed for high-rise buildings and bridge projects.
Jialin Zhou, Erwin Oh

Chapter 7. Piles Under Ultimate Loads

Abstract
During the construction of a bored pile, the remove of soils by machines may cause the soil residue to remain in the drilled hole. This leads to a decrease in the end resistance capacity of the pile and an increase of pile settlement.
Jialin Zhou, Erwin Oh

Chapter 8. Capacity and Settlement Analysis

Abstract
This chapter presents the results discussion for the post grouted piles, displacement and non-displacement piles, composite piles and piles tested until ultimate load, with consideration of the state-of-art construction technology.
Jialin Zhou, Erwin Oh

Chapter 9. Conclusions and Recommendations

Abstract
This book provides the theoretical background, technical concepts and extrapolation of pile foundations related to state-of-the-art field tests. Based on the literature, Chap. 2 reviewed the up-to-date research and determined its limitations, the general principles and practices are detailed.
Jialin Zhou, Erwin Oh
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