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.
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Case studies, End bearing piles, Field tests, Lateral supports, Literature reviews, Loads, Pile groups, Piles (Supports), Soils, Test procedures.