friction pile

friction pile

[′frik·shən ‚pīl]
(civil engineering)
A bearing pile surrounded by earth and supported entirely by friction; carries no load at its end.

friction pile, floating pile foundation

A pile that transfers its load to the soil through friction with the earth surrounding it; the point of the pile carries no load.
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2007) applied the energy pile system using friction piles as heat exchangers for air conditioning a building for both office and residential use located in Sapporo in 2000.
It can be concluded therefore that both piles behaved essentially as friction piles.
William Pedersen (of architects Kohn Pedersen Fox) had to reduce the weight of the building by 10 per cent to use the existing friction piles.
They are friction piles and we have to drive a lot, but it drives the building out of the soil.
It is to be buried construction pit for two new buildings, establish concrete friction piles and rrspunt.
We had to go with friction piles, a delicate process with 270 piles, each with a diameter of 1.
The boardwalk will be constructed as per the attached drawings, generally described with a galvanized steel frame supported on friction piles.