Evaluation of Axially Loaded Piles in Sand
Praveen Goudar1, Veerbhadrappa A2, S. G. Goudar3

1Praveen Goudar, Department of Civil Engineering, SKSVMACET, Laxmeshwar, (Karnataka), India.
2Veerbhadrappa Angadi, Department of Civil Engineering, SKSVMACET, Laxmeshwar, (Karnataka), India.
3Shivarajkumar G, Department of Civil Engineering, SKSVMACET, Laxmeshwar, (Karnataka), India.

Manuscript received on 23 July 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 July 2015 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2015 | PP: 1-3 | Volume-4 Issue-3, July 2015 | Retrieval Number: C1437074315©BEIESP
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Abstract: The load carrying capacity and settlement behavior of the axially loaded pile embedded in layered soils were studied. The piles are made up of cement mortar and timber is placed in sand medium of different densities. The piles are tested in a testing tank for different layer density combinations of homogeneous, loose over dense, dense over loose, loose layer sand witched between two dense layers and vice-versa etc. The experimental results shows that the ultimate load carrying capacity of the pile is found to be maximum and minimum in homogeneous layered soil of higher and lower density respectively. The load carrying capacity of a cemented pile is greater than timber pile for all types of densities. The rate of settlement is much greater in timber pile with low density sand.
Keywords: Wooden pile, Cemented pile, Sand.

Scope of the Article: Performance Evaluation of Networks