Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 116–121 | Cite as

Performance of driven reinforced-concrete piles in a pile grillage subject to lateral loading

  • L. Sh. Lundin
  • E. A. Rabinovich
Foundation Engineering


1. The proposed method of testing single piles with simulated fixity of the heads in a grillage slab can be used to determine the bearing capacity of grillages subject to lateral loading when designing pile foundations, particularly for large-scale construction.

2. The resultant data on the variation of the fixed-end moments in the heads of piles can be employed to confirm and evaluate different computational methods and models that require load-displacement curves as initial data to obtain parameters.

3. The resistance of grouped piles to lateral loading significantly exceeds the resistance of piles with an unrestricted head deflection. This occurs owing to the fixity of the pile heads in the slab.

4. Pile interaction in a single-row group, and also the presence of slab deflection were reflected slightly in the resistance of laterally loaded piles.


Initial Data Resultant Data Structural Foundation Hydraulic Engineer Bearing Capacity 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

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  • L. Sh. Lundin
  • E. A. Rabinovich

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