The supports for centrifuge tests were provided by Grant No. CMS-9702744 from the National Science Foundation and Grant No. SA2394JB from the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research.
Lateral loads, Piling (Civil engineering), Soil liquefaction, Wharves -- Design and construction, Soil dynamics
Results of a centrifuge test on a pile-supported wharf were used to investigate the time-, depth-, and row-dependent nature of kinematic and inertial loading on wharf piles in sloping rockfill. P-y models were calibrated against recorded bending moments in different piles and different depths. It was found that full kinematic demands and full superstructure inertia should be combined to estimate bending moments at pile head and shallow depths (less than 10 diameters below the ground surface). On the contrary, it was found that applying full kinematic demands alone was adequate to estimate pile bending moments at large depths (greater than 10 diameters deep).
Souri, Milad; Khosravifar, Arash; Dickenson, Stephen E.; Schlechter, Scott; and McCullough, Nason, "Inertial and Liquefaction-Induced Kinematic Demands on a Pile-Supported Wharf: Physical Modeling" (2018). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations. 449.