The performance evaluation of lightweight concrete piles on UTHM’s soft soil under static and dynamic loading tests

Sulaeman, Agus and Bakar, Ismail and Suwandi, Amir Khan (2010) The performance evaluation of lightweight concrete piles on UTHM’s soft soil under static and dynamic loading tests. International Journal of Integrated Engineering , 2 (2). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2229-838X

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Abstract

Light-weight concrete generally has low density and low strength compared with normal concrete, the use of the lightweight concrete for piling is still very rare due to high porosity and underestimate the strength. This research was done to find out the performance of light weight concrete piles (LCP’s) which were made by Palm Oil Clinker (POC) and Foamed Concrete (FC) and to compare their performance with normal concrete pile (NC). Conventional static load test (slow maintained load test, SM) using kenteledge system to obtain pile capacities were performed for those three type of piles (NC, POC and FC) embedded in soft soil at RECESS, UTHM, Batu Pahat. Performance of piles were also evaluated using Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA) in dynamic loading. The results shows close correlation between static and dynamic test results and the stresses of compression and tensile under both loadings were within the allowable limit state thus, the application of LCP’s for deep foundation on soft soil is feasible.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:light-weight concrete piles; load test ; L-S curve, pile driving analysis
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Material and Structure Engineering
ID Code:1804
Deposited By:Nurhafiza Hamzah
Deposited On:06 Jan 2012 12:01
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 12:01

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