With the analysis of the concrete pile in cohesionless soils complete, we turn to an example in cohesive soils.
The analysis procedure is exactly the same. We will first discuss the differences between the two, then consider an example.
Differences with Piles in Cohesive Soils
- The unit weight is in put as a saturated unit weight, and the specific gravity of the soil particles is different (but not by much.)
- Once the simulated CPT data was abandoned, the “traditional” Tomlinson formula for the unit toe resistance, namely $latex q_t = N_c c $, where $latex N_c = 9 $, was chosen.
- The ultimate resistance along the shaft is done using the formula of Kolk and van der Velde (1996). This was used as a beta method, for compatibility with the method used for cohesionless soils. Unless the ratio of the cohesion to the effective stress is constant, the…
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