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Uses of Piles

The major uses of piles are: 1. To carry vertical compression load. 2. To resist uplift load. 3. To resist horizontal or inclined loads.   Normally vertical piles are used to carry vertical compression loads coming from superstructures such as buildings, bridges etc. The piles are used in groups joined together by pile caps. The  Full Article…

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Types of Piles According to Their Composition

Piles may be classified according to their composition as 1. Timber Piles, 2. Concrete Piles, 3. Steel Piles. Timber Piles: Timber piles are made of tree trunks with the branches trimmed off. Such piles shall be of sound quality and free of defects. The length of the pile may be 15 m or more. If  Full Article…

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Classification of Piles

Piles may be classified as long or short in accordance with the L/d ratio of the pile (where L = length, d = diameter of pile). A short pile behaves as a rigid body and rotates as a unit under lateral loads. The load transferred to the tip of the pile bears a significant proportion  Full Article…

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Introduction to Lateral earth pressure

Structures that are built to retain vertical or nearly vertical earth banks or any other material are called retaining walls. Retaining walls may be constructed of masonry or sheet piles. Some of the purposes for which retaining walls are used are shown in Fig. 11.1. Retaining walls may retain water also. The earth retained may  Full Article…

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Pile Foundation – Load Carrying Capacity Lecture Videos

In this video we explain: Grup action of piles Pile group in clay London test of piles (Compression test) Vertical Cyclic pile load test Determination of Qf and Qp Dynamic pile formula Load carrying capacity of under reamed piles in clay settlement of pile group Mayerhof formula 1959 negative skin friction of pile Advanced Foundation Engineering  Full Article…

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