Types of Steel Piles

The types of steel piles commonly used are: H-Piles Pipe-piles Screw piles Disc piles (a) H-piles: The use of rolled steel H-beams to function as bearing piles is a comparatively recent development in piling industry. H-piles can withstand large impact stresses developed during h...

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Composite Piles

Composite Piles Composite Piles are those piles of two different materials are driven one over the other, so as to enable them to act together to perform the function of a single pile. In such a combination, advantage is taken of the good qualities of both the materials. These pr...

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Types of Cast-In-Situ Piles

The names of the various types of commonly used cast-in situ piles are: Simplex pile Franki pile Vibro pile Vibro-expanded pile  Raymond pile Mac Arthur pile (1) Simplex pile: This type of pile may be driven through soft or hard soil. A steel tube having an internal diameter equ...

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Cast-in-situ Piles

Cast-in-situ piles Cast-in-situ piles are those piles which are cast in position inside the ground. Since the cast-in-situ piles is not subjected  to handling or driving stresses, it is not necessary to reinforce the pile in ordinary cases or in places where the pile is complete...

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Precast Concrete Piles

Precast Concrete Piles Precast Concrete Piles may be defined as a reinforced concrete pile which is moulded in circular, square, rectangular or octagonal form. The precast concrete piles are cast and cured in a casting yard and then transported to the site for driving. In case sp...

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Timber Piles

Timber Piles Transmission of load through timber piles takes place by the frictional resistance of the ground and the pile surface. Timber piles prove economical hit supporting light structures to be located in compressive soils constantly saturated with water. The timber piles a...

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Types of Piles – Deep Foundations

Depending upon their function, the different types of piles are, Bearing piles Friction piles Sheet piles Anchor piles Batter piles Fender piles Compaction piles   (i) Bearing piles: Bearing piles are those which are driven into the ground until a hard stratum is reached. Su...

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Terms Used in Pile Foundations

Terms Used in Pile Foundations Some of the terms used in pile foundations are, Anvil: The part of a power operated hammer which receives the blow of the ram and transmits it to the pile. Composite pile: A pile whose length is made up of more than one material, e.g., timber at bot...

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Deep Foundations

Deep Foundations In case, the strata of good bearing capacity is not available near the ground, the foundation of the structure has to be taken deep with the purpose of attaining a bearing stratum which is suitable in all respects. In addition there may be many other conditions w...

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Foundation Concrete

Foundation Concrete The type of foundation concrete and the proportion of the ingredients used in its making depend upon the nature of the structure, quality of the materials used and the site conditions. Since lime is fairly cheap, lime concrete is generally used for foundations...

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