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Theoretical and actual bearing capacity of driven piles using model piles in sand

Wong, Kok Leong and Yusoff, Nor Azizi and Abd Aziz, Ameer Nazrin and Abu Talib, Zaihasra (2014) Theoretical and actual bearing capacity of driven piles using model piles in sand. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.


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In general, increasing of penetration rate may result in an increased of pile capacity. Occasionally, there were differences between theoretical and actual bearing capacity of the piles. Rate of penetration of pile influenced the pile bearing capacity. The bearing capacity of model pile increased as the rate of loading increased based on pile driving formula. Therefore, the study was conducted to determine the bearing capacity of model piles with different penetration forces based on theoretical method and experimented analysis. Five circular hollow section model piles using pipe pile were used to penetrate into cohesionless soil with different penetration force respectively. The loading for ultimate bearing capacity using theoretical calculation was approximately about 0.163kN. However, referring to the limitation of a laboratory setup, the maximum loading was 0.12kN. Several trials had been initiated but when it reached 0.14kN, the setup was unstable and dangerous to be continued. Therefore, the ultimate bearing capacity derived by the pile load test results were based on a pile moved up to 10% of its tip diameter criteria. In the future, both theoretical and actual calculation must be made to avoid any confusion and detect mistakes in near future

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: actual pile bearing capacity; theoretical pile bearing capacity; rate of penetration; cohesionless soil; pile test model
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA715-787 Earthwork. Foundations
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 07:14
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 07:14
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6576
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