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How to Design Pile Foundations

Credit: 18 PDH
Course Fee: $162.00
186 pages

Course Summary:

This course provides information, foundation exploration and testing procedures, load test methods, analysis techniques, design criteria and procedures, and construction considerations for the selection, design, and installation of pile foundations. The guidance is based on the present state of technology for pile-soil-structure-foundation interaction behavior. This course provides design guidance intended specifically for geotechnical and structural engineers and essential information for others interested in under- standing construction techniques related to pile behavior during installation.

The understanding of pile foundation behavior is actively expanding by ongoing research, prototype, model pile, and pile group testing and development of more refined analytical models. However, this course is intended to provide examples and procedures of proven technology. This course will be updated as changes in design and installation procedures are developed.

Learning Objective:

  • INTRODUCTION
  • GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
  • GEOTECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS
  • ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
  • ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS PERTAINING TO CONSTRUCTION
  • FIELD PILE TESTS
  • CASE HISTORY – PILE DRIVING AT LOCK AND DAM C-1 NO. 1 RED RIVER WATERWAY
  • PILE CAPACITY COMPUTATIONS

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Course Content

Course Author: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Course 1

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