Recent developments in the fields of energy, transport and industrial engineering have led to the emergence of new types of structures and infrastructures subject to variable stresses, for which the usual methods for designing pile foundations are now inadequate.
The recommendations presented in this book will help to partly fill this technical gap by proposing a methodological approach and calculation methods to take account of the effects of cyclic loads in the design of foundations on piles. These are based on both laboratory and full scale experiments, and on modeling carried out within the framework of the national SOLCYP project.
This collaborative research project allows for fundamental advances not only in the understanding of the phenomena but also in the development of practical calculation methods that can be used by engineers.
1. SOLCYP Project.
2. Scope and Field of Application of Recommendations.
3. Cyclic Loading.
4. Introduction to Cyclic Degradation.
5. SOLCYP Design Strategy.
6. Behavior of Piles Subject to Cyclic Axial Loading.
7. Design of Piles Subjected to Cyclic Axial Loading.
8. Behavior of Piles Subject to Cyclic Lateral Loading.
9. Design of Piles Subject to Cyclic Lateral Loading.
10. Determination of Cyclic Parameters for Pile Design.
11. Recommendations for Testing Piles Under Cyclic Loading
Alain Puech is Engineer ESTP, with a Doctorate from the Grenoble-Alpes University, and a specialist in marine geotechnics, successively research engineer at the French Institute of Petroleum and technical director of Geodia and Fugro GeoConsulting in France. He is an international expert in the fields of knowledge of marine soils and engineering of foundations of offshore structures.
Jacques Garnier is Engineer ESTP, with a Doctorate from the Grenoble-Alpes University, and an Habilitation from the University of Nantes. Previous research activities include working at Laboratoire des Ponts et Chaussées in Nancy, France, at Fondasol then with IFSTTAR. His research focuses on centrifuge modeling.
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