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THE BEHAVIOR OF A SINGLE PILE UNDER CYCLIC AXIAL LOADS (2010)
Many piled foundations have been destroyed under significant cyclic loads in earthquakes. Centrifuge modelling of a single pile subjected to cyclic loads has been conducted to investigate the influence of cyclic loads on the axial performance of the single pile. Different pile installation procedures were applied to compare the axial behaviour of different piles under cyclic loads. Pile head permanent settlements accumulated due to cyclic axial loads, and these increased with the increasing load amplitude. Also the pile head axial secant stiffness decreased with the increasing number of axial load cycles, and with increasing amplitude. Furthermore, the axial pile performance is influenced significantly by different installation methods.
2010 GeoShanghai International Conference on Deep Foundations and Geotechnical In Situ Testing, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication (205 GSP), pp. 143-148.