Pile Design and Construction Practice 5th Edition PDF
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Pile Design and Construction Practice 5th Edition PDF



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Contents of Pile Design and Construction Practice 5th Edition


General principles and practices

  • Function of piles
  • Historical
  • Calculations of load-carrying capacity
  • Dynamic piling formulae
  • Code of practice requirements
  • Responsibilities of engineer and contractor

Types of pile

  • Classification of piles
  • Driven displacement piles
  • Driven and cast-in-place displacement piles
  • Replacement piles
  • Composite piles
  • Minipiles and micropiles
  • Factors governing choice of type of pile
  • Reuse of existing piled foundations

Piling equipment and methods

  • Equipment for driven piles
  • Equipment for installing driven and cast-in-place piles
  • Equipment for installing bored and cast-in-place piles
  • Procedure in pile installation
  • Constructing piles in groups

Calculating the resistance of piles to compressive loads

  • General considerations
  • Calculations for piles in fine-grained soils
  • Piles in coarse-grained soils
  • Piles in soils intermediate between sands and clays
  • Piles in layered fine- and coarse-grained soils
  • The settlement of the single pile at the working load for piles in soil
  • Piles bearing on rock
  • Piles in fill – negative skin friction
  • Worked examples

Pile groups under compressive loading

  • Group action in piled foundations
  • Pile groups in fine-grained soils
  • Pile groups in coarse-grained soils
  • Eurocode 7 recommendations for pile groups
  • Pile groups terminating in rock
  • Pile groups in filled ground
  • Effects on pile groups of installation methods
  • Precautions against heave effects in pile groups
  • Pile groups beneath basements
  • The optimization of pile groups to reduce differential settlements in clay
  • Worked examples

The design of piled foundations to resist uplift and lateral loading

  • The occurrence of uplift and lateral loading
  • Uplift resistance of piles
  • Single vertical piles subjected to lateral loads
  • Lateral loads on raking piles
  • Lateral loads on groups of piles
  • Worked examples

Some aspects of the structural design of piles and pile groups

  • General design requirements
  • Designing reinforced concrete piles for lifting after fabrication
  • Designing piles to resist driving stresses
  • The effects on bending of piles below ground level
  • The design of axially loaded piles as columns
  • Lengthening piles
  • Bonding piles with caps and ground beams
  • The design of pile caps
  • The design of pile capping beams and connecting ground beams

Piling for marine structures

  • Berthing structures and jetties
  • Fixed offshore platforms
  • Pile installations for marine structures
  • Worked examples

Miscellaneous piling problems

  • Piling for machinery foundations
  • Piling for underpinning
  • Piling in mining subsidence areas
  • Piling in frozen ground
  • Piled foundations for bridges on land
  • Piled foundations for over-water bridges
  • Piled foundations in karst
  • Energy piles
  • Worked example

The durability of piled foundations

  • General
  • Durability and protection of timber piles
  • Durability and protection of concrete piles
  • Durability and protection of steel piles

Ground investigations, piling contracts, pile testing

  • Ground investigations
  • Piling contracts and specifications
  • Control of pile installation
  • Load testing of piles
  • Tests for the structural integrity of piles

Preface to Pile Design and Construction Practice 5th Edition


Piling rigs are a commonplace feature on building sites in cities and towns today.

The continuing introduction of new, more powerful, and self-erecting machines for installing piled foundations has transformed the economics of this form of construction in ground conditions where,

In the past, first consideration would have been given to conventional spread or raft foundations, with piling being adopted only as a last resort in difficult ground.

The increased adoption of piling is not only due to the availability of more efficient mechanical equipment.

Developments in analytical methods of calculating bearing capacity and dynamic methods for load and integrity testing have resulted in greater assurance of sound long-term performance.

Further economies in foundation and superstructure design are now possible because of the increased ability to predict movements of piles under load,

Thus allowing engineers to adopt with confidence the concept of redistribution of load between piles with consequent savings in overall pile lengths and cross-sectional dimensions, as described in this new edition.

Since the publication of the fourth edition of this book, Eurocode 7, Geotechnical Design, has been issued.

As the name implies this code does not deal with all aspects of foundation design; there are extensive cross-references to other Eurocodes dealing with such matters as the general basis of design and the properties of constructional materials.

The Code does not cover foundation design and particularly construction as comprehensively as the present British Standard 8004 Foundations, and the British National Annex to Eurocode 7 is yet to be published.

The authors have endeavoured to co-ordinate the principles of both codes in this new book.

The authors are grateful to Professor Richard Jardine and his colleagues at Imperial College and Thomas Telford Limited for permission to quote from their book on the ICP method of designing piles driven into clays and sands based on extensive laboratory research and practical field testing of instrumented piles.

Their work represents a considerable advance on previous design methods.

The authors also gratefully acknowledge the help of Mr Ian Higginbottom in checking the proofs and Mr Tony Bracegirdle of the Geotechnical Consulting Group for his helpful comments on the application of Eurocode 7 to the design of piles and pile groups.

Many specialist piling companies and manufacturers of piling equipment have kindly supplied technical information and illustrations of their processes and products.

Where appropriate the source of this information is given in the text.

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