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# SOIL MECHANICS II

CIVL 311
COURSE NOTES
2017

PART 2
FOUNDATIONS & EARTH RETAINING
STRUCTURES

## Instructors: Dr J. A Howie, P.Eng.

Dr. A. Lizcano, P. Eng.
Department of Civil Engineering
University of British Columbia
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Topics in Part 2
Module 6:
The Geotechnical Model, Foundation Design
Considerations, Intro to Geotechnical Earthquake
Engineering
Module 7:
Engineering and Design of Shallow Foundations
Ground improvement
Module 8:
Engineering and Design of Deep Foundations
Module 9:
Engineering and Design of Earth Retaining Structures
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SOIL MECHANICS II
CIVL 311
COURSE NOTES
2017

Module 8
Selection and Design of Deep Foundations

## Instructor: Dr. J.A. Howie, P. Eng.

Department of Civil Engineering
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.
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Learning outcomes
When you complete this section, you should:
Be able to list the pile and pile hammer types most common in
the Lower Mainland of BC
Be able to explain the difference between large and low
displacement piles and the different soil responses to their
installation
Be able to estimate the ultimate load capacity of single piles and
pile groups and explain how allowable loads are selected
Be able to describe how piles and soil interact to mobilize shaft
and toe resistance and identify the relative deformations required
Be able to describe how piles resist uplift and lateral loads
Know the difference between geotechnical and structural
capacity

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Pile topics
Pile types and installation methods
Estimation of pile capacity from dynamic
Design approaches for:
Estimating allowable load on single piles
Estimating allowable loads on pile groups
Estimating settlement of piles and pile groups
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Use of Pile Foundations
Pile foundations are used when
the soil near the surface does not have sufficient
bearing capacity to support the structural loads
the estimated total and/or differential settlement of
shallow foundations exceed tolerable limits, i.e.
deformations greater than the serviceability limit state
uplift forces
excavations to construct shallow foundations on a
firm soil layer are difficult or expensive.

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Terminology

Shaft
Figure 11.2
Parts of a deep foundation
(a) straight foundations;
(b) tapered foundations;
or base
(c) foundations with an
enlarged base also
known as under-reamed
or belled pile.
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Types of pile
Driven-
large displacement pile if driven closed-ended
Low displacement pile if driven open-ended
Driven and cast-in-place
Franki or Pressure Injected Footings
Jacked
Bored and cast-in-place
Composite Piles
Screw-in Piles Helical, Auger-cast, etc.
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Typical Pile Materials
1. Timber
2. Concrete
Precast
Cast-in-Situ
3. Steel
H-Pile
Pipe (open or closed-end)

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Selection of Pile Type
Required diameter
Required length
Local availability
Durability in specific environment
Anticipated driving conditions

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Timber Piles

Naturally tapered
Creosote-treated
Low capacity
Low cost
Difficult to extend
Easy to damage by
hard driving
UNTREATED TIMBER PILES USED TO DENSIFY SOIL

Pile Driving Rig

Types of Hammers

Drop Hammer

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Precast Concrete Piles

Reinforced
Durable
Moderate to high
capacity
Moderate cost
Precast hard to splice
Cumbersome to
handle
SUITABLE FOR ALL KINDS OF LOAD SINCE
CAN BE DESIGNED

Steel Piles

## H and pipe piles

Robust
Easy to splice
High capacity
High cost
Subject to corrosion
CAN BE WELDED AND CUT OFF
FLEXIBLE SO CAN GO OF COURSE

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Vibratory Hammer Extracting H-Pile

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Kobe K25 Diesel Hammer

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Driven and Cast in Place
Expanded Base Concrete Pile
Pressure injected
footing (PIF)
Also known as
Stages in installing a Franki tube
(a) Drive piling tube
(b) Compact concrete in shaft
(c) Pour or compact concrete in
piling tube
(d) Completed pile

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Drilled Shaft Dry Method
SILT
SAND
DEEP SILT

Coduto Figure 11.27 Drilled shaft construction in competent soils using the dry method;
(a) Drilling the shaft; (b) Starting to place the concrete; (c) Placing the reinforcing steel
cage; and (d) Finishing the concrete placement (Reese and ONeill, 1988).

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Drilled Shaft Casing Method

Coduto Figure 11.38 Using casing to deal with caving or squeezing soils: (a) Installing the casing; (b) Drilling
through and ahead of the casing; and (c) Placing the reinforcing steel and concrete, and removing the casing
(Reese and ONeill, 1988)

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Drilled Shaft Slurry Method

Coduto Figure 11.40 Using drilling fluid to deal with caving or squeezing soils: (a)
Drilling the hole using slurry; (b) Installing the reinforcing steel cage through the slurry;
(c) Placing the concrete using a tremie pipe and recovering slurry at the top; and (d)
The completed foundation (Reese and ONeill, 1988).

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Helical Piles
Useful videos
Bored and cast in place piles

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Summary
Many types of hammer available check
with local piling contractors
Many types of pile available check local
practice and availability of materials and
equipment
Select pile type and size such that
geotechnical capacity matches structural
capacity
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