STP777

    Driven Piling in Calcareous Soils

    Published: Jan 1982


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    Abstract

    Steel H-piles are a readily available means of providing structure support over deep calcareous formations. With knowledgeable design, cast steel tip protection, and competent field direction, H-piles can be driven through mixed formations to dependable bearing. Pipe, thin-shell, timber, or precast are less certain to reach bearing in good condition. Caissons can be used but are subject to overruns and delays in some formations. In many areas, pulled and load-tested piles have proved the value of the tip-protected H for difficult driving.

    Keywords:

    steel piles, pile driving, limestone, calcareous soil, bearing capacity, pile foundations, caissons, construction


    Author Information:

    Dougherty, JJ
    Executive vice president and chief engineer, Associated Pile & Fitting Corp., Clifton, N.J.

    Hunt, HW
    Executive vice president and chief engineer, Associated Pile & Fitting Corp., Clifton, N.J.


    Paper ID: STP28926S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28926S


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