Analysis Of Existing Cyclic Vertical Load Tests For Piles In Clay Conference Paper uri icon


  • 1986 Offshore Technology Conference. A data base is collected to study the behavior of piles in clay under cyclic axial loads generated by ocean waves. The data base includes 16 studies on cyclic full scale pile load tests in clay of which 4 studies are proprietary. In a first part, general conclusions are drawn from inspection of these studies. Then a power law model is used to quantify the soil stiffness degradation as the number of cycles increases. The parameter for the model is backfigured for each case of the data base and general trends are observed.

name of conference

  • Offshore Technology Conference

published proceedings

  • Offshore Technology Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Briaud, J. L., & Felio, G. Y.

publication date

  • January 1, 1986 11:11 AM