University of Houston

This site, located on the main campus of the University of Houston, was opened in 1979 for the purpose of studying the behavior of groups of driven piles for the Federal Highway Administration. It has been in use since then for a variety of other studies, focusing mainly on the behavior of foundations, and has been used by several universities and private companies. The site is located about 5 km seaward of the surficial interface of the Beaumont and Montgomery formations on the Pleistocene Texas Gulf coastal plain.


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Deep foundation lateral load test
FHWA group pile study

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