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Pile groups subjected to lateral cyclic loading – a comparison of 1g and centrifuge model tests

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Niemann, C.; O'Loughlin, C.; Tian, Y.; Cassidy, M.; Reul, O.
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Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering foundation of the future

As part of a research project to develop a framework for quantifying cyclic effects on piles, centrifuge model tests on single piles and pile groups in dry silica sand were carried out at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) in Perth, Australia. In addition, small-scale model tests (1g model tests) were undertaken at the University of Kassel, Germany. The pile groups were subjected to one-way lateral cyclic loading, with variations on the cyclic load magnitude and the pile group configuration. This paper studies the influence of these variations on the lateral load-displacement behaviour and the load distribution within the pile group.

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