Publication Abstract

Proceedings - Fifth International Conference & Exhibition on Piling and Deep Foundations, 1994, Bruges, Belgium, (DFI)

Capacity of jacked-down piles
I.H. Wong

Long, slender piles installed by jacking are increasingly being used in soft soils. The results of loading tests on three different slender piles, about 36 to 38 m long are presented. The loading tests indicated that the allowable capacity of the piles exceeded 500 kN. No signs of buckling was detected. Jacked-down piles installed in short sections through thick deposits of soft clay may tend to deviate from their alignment.

 article #783; publication #36 (IC-1994)