This paper outlines the development of a new ‘Unified’ CPT-based method for estimating the axial capacity of driven piles in sand. The method adapts key features of the four CPT-based methods currently in the API and ISO guidelines. The new method was calibrated with the Unified database of pile load tests developed as part of an earlier joint industry research project (Lehane et al. 2017). Key factors known to influence pile capacity are incorporated in the new Unified method formulation, including (i) the degree of soil displacement (plugging) during installation, (ii) the influence of relative pile tip depth, (iii) sand-pile interface friction angle, (iv) changes in radial stress during loading and (v) the influence of loading direction. It is shown that the new method provides more reliable predictions of the capacities of the pile load tests in the Unified database than any of the existing axial pile capacity design methods in the API and ISO guidelines.
|Conference||4th International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (postponed)|
|Abbreviated title||ISFOG 2020|
|Period||8/11/21 → 11/11/21|
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