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The effect of pile weight to the capacity of pile

Sulaeman, Agus and Abdul Rahman, Malek (2007) The effect of pile weight to the capacity of pile. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan AWAM '07, 29-31 Mei 2007, Langkawi, Kedah.


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It has been recognized that the pile capacity depends upon pile size and soil condition, the effect of pile weight has never been considered. In order to unveil this matter, the small scale modeling technique (1 g) is one of the proper ways to solve due to the fact that full scale pile loading test cannot accommodate this case. Small Scale model frame apparatus furnished with high accuracy instrumentations has been set up at Kuittho, a series of different pile weight models, several tests and analysis of model to prototype similarity has been conducted. The conclusion reveals that the lighter pile exhibit additional significant capacity compare to the pile made from normal concrete weight, from this reasons, a lighter concrete pile as an alternative pile material can be developed to obtain the lightest pile as long as it complies with strength and stability requirements.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: lightweight concrete; capacity; similarity; physical model; pile weight
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA715-787 Earthwork. Foundations
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2011 08:29
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2011 08:29
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1972
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