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Pile Foundations

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS

Classification of piles: material composition, installation methods, ground effects, function as foundation – Pile-driving equipment – Bearing capacity of single pile: statistical methods, pile-driving formulae, wave equation, based on SPT values, pile load test – Negative skin friction – Under reamed piles – Pile groups: group capacity, group in filled ground – Group settlement – Pile cap

16.1 INTRODUCTION

The design and construction of deep foundations for transferring the weight of the superstructure through soft or weak soils, to deep load-bearing strata is a challenging job for a civil engineer. Piles, piers, and caissons are the most common types of deep foundations. The mechanism for deriving ...

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