%0 Journal Article
%A Messaoud, F.
%A Nouaouria, M. S.
%T The Use of PENCEL Pressuremeter Test for Underground Structures
%J International Journal of Civil Engineering
%V 8
%N 1
%U http://ijce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-423-en.html
%R
%D 2010
%K Pencel Pressuremeter, p-y curves, soil, modulus, interaction,
%X This paper presents a description of the equipment, testing procedure, and methodology to obtain ground mechanical parameters. The p-y curves for laterally loaded piles are developed. Methods for the development of p-y curves from pressure meter and dilatometer (DMT) test are described. P-y curves are used in the analysis to represent lateral soil-pile interaction. The pressure meter offers an almost ideal in-situ modeling tool for determining directly the p-y curves for the design of deep foundations. As the pressure meter can be driven into the soil, the results can be used to model a displacement pile. DMT tests were performed for comparisons with PPMT tests. Correlations were developed between the PPMT and DMT results, indicating a consistency in soil parameters values. Comparisons between PPMT and DMT p-y curves were developed based on the ultimate soil resistance, the slope of the initial portion of the curves, and the shape of the curves. The initial slope shows a good agreement between PPMT and DMT results. The predicted DMT and PPMT ultimate loads are not similar, while the predicted PPMT and DMT deflections within the elastic range are identical.
%> http://ijce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-423-en.pdf
%P 33-43
%& 33
%!
%9 Research Paper
%L A-10-3-245
%+ University of Tebessa
%G eng
%@ 1735-0522
%[ 2010