Bearing Capacity Of Precast Nodular Piles In Tianjin Soft Clayey Soil
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Jan 1, 1991
Static loading teets of five nodular piles and four non-nodular piles were performed in Tianjin soft clayey soil in which measurements of axial force and movements were made. Distribution of shaft resistance and load-movment curves for pile head and pile toe are presented in this paper. The applicability of nodular piles to soft soil and their effectiveness are also discussed. Based on the comparison, it is concluded that nodular piles have an advantage over non-nodular piles mainly in contribution to shaft resistance. Dynamic testing was also conducted through R. P. T. for evaluating the service load of tested piles.