INFLUENCE OF A ROUND CAP ON THE BEARING CAPACITY OF A LATERALLY LOADED PILE

Vestnik MGSU 4/2012
  • Buslov Anatoliy Semenovich - Gersevanov Research Institute of Bases and Underground Structures (NIIOSP) Doctor of Technical Science, Professor, Advisor Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences, chief research worker, Gersevanov Research Institute of Bases and Underground Structures (NIIOSP), 59 Ryazanskiy pr-t, Moscow, 109428, Russian Federation; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Bakulina Aleksandra Aleksandrovna - Ryazan' Branch, Moscow State Open University named after V.S. Chernomyrdin , Ryazan' Branch, Moscow State Open University named after V.S. Chernomyrdin, 26/53 Pravo-Lybedskaya St., 390000, Ryazan', Russian Federation; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Foundations of laterally loaded single piles are widely used as part of power transmission lines, wind power stations, highway structures, etc. Ongoing pressure applied to a laterally loaded pile, particularly at the ground level, causes the soil deformation characterized by the bulging of the soil surface.
In the majority of cases, the deformation strength of a pile depends on the front-face soil resistance, Horizontal beams, ground caps or rigid plates are used to increase the pile resistance. An effective method of pressure reduction contemplates the use of a rigid round cap at the front-face or upper level of the soil.
In this paper, the authors analyse the data to examine how a round cap installed at the ground level impacts the bearing capacity of a single pile.
This research based on the methodology developed by the authors demonstrates that a laterally loaded pile, supported by a rigid cap at the ground level, is exposed to increased resistance due to the following factors, including the passive pressure along the cap side that creates an unloading effect for a horizontally-loaded pile. The cap acts as a vertical soil rebuff creating an additional resistance moment; the horizontal shear of the cap causes supplementary lateral resistance of a pile.
The following initial geometric and elastic material properties of the single pile are applied: total length = 5.0 meters (3.0 m above and 2.0 m below the ground surface); pile diameter = 40 centimeters; circle plates of various diameters = 60; 70; 80 and 100 cm and their thickness = 20 cm. A lateral load is applied at various heights, , of 0.2; 1.0; 2.0 and 3.0 meters above the ground level.
Elastic properties of the soil are assumed to be constant at each point below the surface of the ground, they are listed below: bulk modulus of soil E=20 MPa; Poisson's ratio μ=0,37; unit Weight γ=18,5 kN/m; cohesion =0,05 MPa; angle of internal friction φ=20°.
The data has proven that cap-covered piles are substantially more economical (over 40 %) in terms of materials consumption rate if compared to constant cross-section piles (cap-free or broadening piles), all other factors being equal.

DOI: 10.22227/1997-0935.2012.4.63 - 68

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