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Design of Gravity Retaining Walls in Excel - Sloped and Stepped

Design of Gravity Retaining Walls Stepped Gravity Retaining Wall Slopped Gravity Retaining Wall

Slope Stability and Causes of Failure of Slopes

The effect of all the forces listed above is to cause movement of soil from high points to low points. The most important of such forces is the component of gravity that acts in the direction of probable motion. The various effects of flowing or seeping water are generally recognized as very important in stability problems, but often these effects have not been

Ultimate Bearing Capacity

It is the least pressure which would cause shear failure if the supporting soil immediately below and adjacent to a foundation. The ultimate bearing capacity is defined as the maximum gross pressure intensity at the base of the foundation at which the soil does not fail in shear. When the term bearing capacity is used, it may be understood to be the Universal Building Code

Types of Piles Based on Load Transfer, Installation Methods and Materials

If a bedrock or rocklike material is present at a site within a reasonable depth, piles can be extended to the rock surface. In this case, the ultimate bearing capacity of the pile depends entirely on the underlying material; thus the piles are called end or point bearing piles. In most of these cases the necessary length of the pile can be fairly well established. Instead of

Soil Settlement Types, Calculations & Analysis - Settlement Limits

A soil shear failure can result in excessive building distortion and even collapse. Excessive settlements can result in structural damage to a building frame nuisances such as sticking doors and windows, cracks in tile and plaster, and excessive wear or

How to Write a Soil Investigation Report | Geotechnical Investigation

Soils reports, also called ā€œgeotechnical soils reportsā€ are prepared by a licensed geotechnical engineer or a registered civil engineer experienced in soils engineering. A soils report may be required depending on the type of structure, loads and location of the structure. The report gives understanding of earth conditions affecting a building. They are required in areas

Pile Foundation - Design, Construction and Factors Affecting Piles

In foundation practices, the main point of concern is bearing capacity of soil. Bearing capacity can be defined as the maximum load that can be carried by the soil strata. When the soil is strong enough that it can carry the whole load coming on it, then we use shallow foundation. Shallow foundations are usually used where hard soil strata is available at such a depth

Pile Driving Equipment - Pile Hammers

Piles are installed by a special pile driving device known as a pile hammer. The hammer may be suspended from the boom of a crawler crane, supported on a large frame called a pile driver or carried on a barge for construction in water.

Offshore Concrete Piles Construction

Pile foundations of various types, sizes, shapes, and materials are part of every other structure in the world. Pile foundations are often subject to both axial and lateral loads. Piles that sustain lateral loads of significant magnitude occur in offshore

Load Capacity Of Piles

Dynamic formulae are used for driven piles. Static formulae are used both for bored and driven piles. Load testing is the most reliable method to determine the load capacity of the pile in the field. They should be performed on all piling projects. However, they are considerably more expensive than the other methods used to determine pile capacity, and economic

Purposes and Functions of Foundations

The low artificially built part of a structure which transmits the load of the structure to the ground is called foundation. OR A foundation (also called a ground sill) is a structure that transfers loads to the earth. Foundation of a structure is always constructed below the ground level so as to increase the lateral stability of the structure. It includes the portion

Gross Pressure Intensity

It is the total pressure at the base of the footing due to the weight of the superstructure and earth fill, if any.Net pressure intensity. It is the total pressure at the base of the footing due to weight of the super structure. It is the increase in pressure at foundation level, being the total weight less than the weight of the soil permanently removed. Before removal of site, stress at

Types of Foundations & Methods of Construction of Foundations

Foundations provided immediately beneath the lowest part of the structure, near to the ground level are known as shallow foundations. Such foundations are mostly placed on the first hard and firm strata available below the ground level. Shallow foundations are further classified into the following types: Spread footing or open trench foundations

Types of Earth Retaining Structures

The structure used to retain or support the material/soil is called retaining structure. e,g retaining walls, which may be of RCC, brick or stone masonry or sheet piling etc.

Stability of Earth Retaining Structures

It is strong in compression and weak in tension so no tension should be allowed in any part of the retaining wall, especially the base of the supporting wall. Earth embankments/slopes are commonly required on railways, roads, earth dams etc. The stability of these slopes must therefore be thoroughly analysed as their failure may lead to loss of human life as well as economic

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