Settlement of Single Piles

by Reda M. Bakeer, Tulane Univ, United States,
Sayed M. Sayed, Tulane Univ, United States,
Lourdes Leyva, Tulane Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices


This paper presents an application of a recently developed approach for computing the tip settlement of axially loaded single piles driven into compressible layered soil system. In this approach, a theoretical solution for the expansion of a cavity in a layered elastic medium at the tip of a single pile is used to evaluate the settlement. Results of several pile load tests are used to assess the validity of the approach. The results reported in this paper show that the predicted settlements are generally in good agreement with the results of most of the pile load tests.

Subject Headings: Pile settlement | Axial loads | Layered soils | Soil settlement | Driven piles | Soil strength | Load tests | Foundation settlement

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