Development of P-Y Curves for Analysis of Laterally Loaded Piles in Western Washington

A comprehensive review of literature pertaining to p-y curve analysis of laterally loaded piles was conducted. Methods of analysis of laterally loaded piles were reviewed with particular emphasis on the applicability of p-y curve analysis. Various existing procedures for development of p-y curves, and the data on which they are based, were also reviewed. Case histories of well-documented, full-scale, field lateral load tests were identified and the soil conditions in which they were performed were summarized. The applicability of existing p-y curve criteria to western Washington soil conditions was evaluated. Analysis of pile group behavior and full-scale, field lateral load test procedures were reviewed.
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 1988
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 153.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
Steven L. Kramer.
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Number of Pages: 
Case studies, End bearing piles, Field tests, Lateral supports, Literature reviews, Loads, Pile groups, Piles (Supports), Soils, Test procedures.