Bearing Capacity Of Nodular Piles

Kanai, S.
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 5
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1989
Nodular piles is to be piles provided with several nodular projections along the pile shaft, as shown in Fig. 1. Nodular piles are usually installed through either driving method with hammer or preboring method. This paper presents that the bearing capacity installed through each method is considerably higher than that of cylindrical pile without nodules. This paper also proposes the statistically analyzed unique formulae of the bearing capacity of nodular piles.
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