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Comparison of Pile Settlement and Bearing Capacity in Cohesionless Soil

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Civil Engineering, Leading University, BANGLADESH

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 4, Issue (11), Pages 1-4, November,26 (2015)


In homogeneous cohesionless soil when piles are installed, the soil near the pile gets disturbed to a distance of a few pile diameters around its periphery. In driven piles, this disturbance results into compaction and increased density of the surrounding soil. Again in bored piles the disturbance may result into some loosening of the surrounding soil. The installation of piles results into changes in the surrounding soil density. The bearing capacity of piles should be estimated based on the changed soil properties. However, it is difficult to predict these changes in surrounding soil properties due to pile installation because of the complex interaction between the soil and pile during and after construction. And so that the pile bearing capacity is estimated on the basis of initial strength and different characteristics of deformation of the soil deposit. This paper shows a study area where the total 8 bore holes details would make a comparison on bearing capacity of pile and differences of settlements for a proposed design consideration of deep foundation.


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