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Negative Skin Friction on Piles and Pile Groups

What is negative skin friction on piles and pile group? Negative skin friction is usually a downward shear drag acting on a pile or pile group because of downward movement of surrounding soil relative to the piles. This shear drag movements ...

Methods of Soil Investigation and Soil Exploration and their Details

Soil investigation and soil explorations are conducted for the purpose of site investigation to get clear information about the soil properties and hydrological conditions at the site. Site Reconnaissance Site reconnaissance is the inspection of the site and study of topography to ...

Floating Caissons

In certain cities and even countries the demand for land and space is rapidly exceeding the supply. Maritime centers do not escape from this reality, the continuous expansion of commercial maritime traffic and activities in seaports due to increases in ...

Methods of Installing Pile Foundations

The installation process and methods of pile foundations are equally important factors as of the design process. Pile foundation installation methods are by pile hammer and boring by mechanical auger.To avoid damages to the piles, during design, installation Methods and ...

LOAD ON PILES

Piles can be arranged in a number of ways so that they can support load imposed on them. Vertical piles can be designed to carry vertical loads as well as lateral loads. If required, vertical piles can be combined with ...

Types of Piles Based on Load Transfer, Function, Material and Soil

Types of Piles for Pile Foundation Based on Load Transfer and Function Classification of piles with respect to load transmission and functional behavior are:End bearing piles (point bearing piles) Friction piles (cohesion piles ) Combination of friction and cohesion pilesEnd ...