Pile Foundations - Analysis and Design - pdf format only

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Overview

Emphasis is placed on soundly-based methods which can be implemented without necessarily using complex software. In many cases, design charts are presented so that rapid initial estimates of pile performance can be made by the designer. Considerable attention is devoted to the assessment of geotechnical design parameters which are required for the analyses, and correlations or methods of testing piles and pile elements to obtain these parameters.

This Learning Module aims to provide up-to-date information on modern techniques of analysis and design of pile foundations. It addresses a range of practical issues involving axial and lateral loading on piles, the effects of ground movements on piles and pile groups, and pile load testing. Emphasis is placed on soundly-based methods which can be implemented without necessarily using complex software. In many cases, design charts are presented so that rapid initial estimates of pile performance can be made by the designer. Considerable attention is devoted to the assessment of geotechnical design parameters which are required for the analyses, and correlations or methods of testing piles and pile elements to obtain these parameters.

The intended outcomes of this Learning Module includes the following:

  • Assisting attendees to understand the main design objectives for pile foundations;
  • Providing a basis for understanding the behavior of pile foundations and the factors that influence this behavior;
  • Introducing convenient methods of design that can be implemented without “black-box” software;
  • Providing some details of relevant sources if more detailed information on the various aspects covered.

Learning Module Package Standard Inclusions
This Learning Module will include the following material from the National seminars:
  • Ability to watch the pre-recorded learning module (presenter audio/video and PowerPoint presentation) at your own pace over a 90-day period, with the option to rewind, pause, forward and resume to where you’ve left off at a later date
  • Speaker presentations in PDF
  • Speaker notes in PDF

Presenter

Professor Harry Poulos started his professional geotechnical career as an academic at the University of Sydney in 1965, and became involved in research into the analysis and design of pile foundations. In 1989, he joined consulting firm, Coffey International, which he continues to be associated with to the present day. Harry became involved in the design of foundations for very tall buildings in 1994 through his involvement with the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, a project in which he assisted the main foundation designers from the UK, Atkins. Subsequently, Harry has participated in the design of foundations for a number of other projects in the Middle East and Asia, including the Emirates twin towers in Dubai, the Nakheel tower in Dubai, Dubai Towers in Qatar, the Entisar Tower in Dubai, the Diamond Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Incheon 151 Tower in South Korea, the Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan, and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong.

Topics

Session 1 - Split in 3 parts. Part 1 - 22mins, part 2 - 16mins, part 3 - 27mins
  • Pile types
  • Design Considerations
  • Installation issues
  • Design for safety - approaches
  • Ultimate Axial Capacity
    • ​Shaft & base capacity
    • Piles to rock
    • Uplift resistance
    • Cyclic loading effects
    • Group effects
    • Structural design issues
Session 2 - Split into two parts. Part 1 - 25mins, part 2 - 20mins.
  • Analysis of pile-soil interaction
  • Settlement of single piles
  • Estimation of parameters
  • Settlement of pile groups
    • Interaction factor methods
    • Settlement ratio method
    • Equivalent raft method
    • Equivalent pier method
Session 3 - Split into 2 parts. Part 1 - 26mins, part 2 - 19mins
  • Ultimate lateral capacity of piles
  • Lateral deflection
    • Methods of analysis
    • Solutions based on elastic continuum
    • Non-linear analyses
    • Assessment of parameters
  • Interaction & group effects
Session 4 - Split into 2 parts. Part 1 - 30mins, part 2 - 19mins
  • Sources of ground movement
  • Negative friction
  • Lateral soil movements
  • Examples
    • Piles in unstable soil
    • Piles near embankments
    • Piles near tunnelling operations
    • Piles near excavations
Session 5 - Split into 2 parts. Part 1 - 25mins, part 2 - 30mins
  • Dynamic design criteria
  • Response of simple dynamic systems
  • Earlier experimental data
  • Solutions for dynamic loading on single piles
  • Pile groups
  • Piles subjected to earthquakes
  • Effects of liquefaction on pile response
  • Axial effects from earthquake-induced settlements
Session 6 - Split into 2 parts. Part 1 - 15mins, part 2 - 15mins
  • Types of test
  • Static tests & side effects of various test procedures
  • Test interpretation
  • Instrumented pile tests
  • Dynamic load testing
  • Statnamic testing
  • Integrity testing
Total time: 4 hours, 49mins.