Publication Abstract

Deep Foundations Journal Spring 1986, (DFI)

Case History on Pipe Pile Installation
Jerry F. Parola; Case International Corporation, Roselle, Illinois

In current practice, pile foundation design is based on a general understanding of pile-soil interaction during installation and superstructure-pile-soil interaction after construction. The pile design is a reflection of experience, precedent and judgement for normal piling practice of working load capacities up to approximately 100 tons with corresponding ultimate capacities up to 200 tons. For higher capacity piles, pile design is even less predictable. In particular, the feasibility of pile installation is an important design consideration that must be given the proper attention. An installation capability that is not given the required emphasis can cause unnecessary problems.

 article #745; publication #42 (DFJ-1986)