The Design of Piled Foundations - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080197067, 9781483159676

The Design of Piled Foundations

2nd Edition

Structures and Solid Body Mechanics

Authors: Thomas Whitaker
Editors: B. G. Neal
eBook ISBN: 9781483159676
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 228
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The Design of Piled Foundations, Second Edition focuses on the theories which have been advanced to predict the loads which piles will carry, both singly and when used in groups to form a piled foundation. Organized into 12 chapters, this book begins with an explanation of the utilization of piles. Subsequent chapters discuss the types of piles and their construction; pile driving by vibration; the calculation of the ultimate bearing capacity of a pile from soil properties; the settlement of single piles and the choice of a factor of safety; and piles in soft soils. Other chapters describe pile testing; piles in groups with vertical loading; horizontal forces on piles and pile group; and the durability of piles.

Table of Contents


1 Introduction

Units of Measurement

2 Where Piles are Used

The Typical Ground Conditions

Site Investigations

3 Types of Piles and Their Construction

Pile Classification

Displacement Piles

Non-Displacement Piles

Screw Piles

Pile Installation

The Structural Strength of Piles

4 Driving Formula


Formula 1

Formula 2

Formula 3

Formula 4

Formula 5

Formula 6

Formula 7

Formula 8

Formula 9

Formula 10

The Practical Application of Driving Formula

The Limitations of Driving Formula

5 Pile Driving by Vibration


The Theory of Vibration Driving

General Comment

Vibratory Impact Drivers

6 The Calculation of the Ultimate Bearing Capacity of a Pile From Soil Properties


Early Formula

Recent Formula

Practical Methods of Calculating the Ultimate Bearing Capacity

Piles That are End-Bearing in Sand or Gravel

Piles in Clay

Pile Foundations Carried to Rock

7 The Settlement of Single Piles and the Choice of a Factor of Safety


The Settlement of a Friction Pile in Clay

The Settlement of Piles in Any Soil

The Choice of a Factor of Safety to Ensure That the Ultimate Bearing Capacity is Not Exceeded

The Choice of a Factor of Safety to Limit the Settlement at Working Load

8 Piles in Soft Soils

The Buckling of Slender Piles

Negative Skin Friction

9 Pile Testing

Inspection During Installation

Testing the Condition of a Pile after Installation

Loading Tests

Loading Systems

The Measurement of Settlement

Testing Procedures

10 Piles in Groups with Vertical Loading


Pile Groups in Clay

When not to Use Piles

Pile Groups in Sand

11 Horizontal Forces on Piles and Pile Groups


Single Piles

Groups of Vertical Piles

Groups with Both Vertical and Inclined Piles

Graphical Method for Piles in Three Directions

Methods Based on Elastic Theory

The Choice of a Design Method

12 The Durability of Piles

Mechanical Damage

Chemical Damage

Steel Piles

Concrete Piles

Biological Damage

Damage Due to Industrial Wastes




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About the Author

Thomas Whitaker

About the Editor

B. G. Neal

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