The use of CPT to predict the load carrying capacity of piles in expansive soils of Sudan

Ahmed M. Elsharief, Elfateh O. Ahmed, Yahia M. Mohamedzein

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Abstract

The determination of load carrying capacity of bored piles generally uses the conventional semi-empirical static methods. For piles in expansive soils, more concern was given to the uplift forces. Few researches dealt with the prediction of the load carrying capacity of bored piles in expansive soils. In this paper some published CPT based methods are used to predict the ultimate capacity of bored piles and the change in capacity due to increase of moisture from semi-dry to excessive wetting. The results show that the CPT based design methods are promising when used to predict the capacity of small diameter short bored piles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationGeotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment
Pages2107-2109
Number of pages3
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment, ICSMGE 2005 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Sep 12 2005Sep 16 2005

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Other16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment, ICSMGE 2005
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period9/12/059/16/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Elsharief, A. M., Ahmed, E. O., & Mohamedzein, Y. M. (2005). The use of CPT to predict the load carrying capacity of piles in expansive soils of Sudan. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnology in Harmony with the Global Environment (Vol. 4, pp. 2107-2109)