pile cap


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pile cap

[′pīl ‚kap]
(civil engineering)
A mass of reinforced concrete cast around the head of a group of piles to ensure that they act as a unit to support the imposed load.

pile cap

1. A slab or connecting beam which covers the heads of a group of piles, tying them together so that the structural load is distributed and they act as a single unit.
2. A metal cap which is placed, as temporary protection, over the head of a precast pile while it is being driven into the ground.
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Concrete placement for the pile cap began in September 2017.
Concrete placement work for Dubai Creek Tower's pile cap was reported this May to have been completed two months ahead of schedule.
The concrete placement for the pile cap is now said to be 100% complete.
The 450 skilled workers commissioned for the $1 billion (Dh3.6 billion) super-tall masterpiece have just completed the concrete placement for the pile cap of the mega structure, it was announced on Tuesday.
Dubai Creek Tower, a global icon being built by leading developer Emaar in the heart of the 6-sq-km Dubai Creek Harbour, has completed concrete placement for the pile cap two months ahead of schedule.
Dubai Creek Tower has completed concrete placement for the pile cap two months ahead of scheduled completion.
The typical bridge abutment is composed of a pile foundation, pile cap, abutment cap and backwall (including bracket), and wingwall.
The proposed method is demonstrated on a numerical example for the case of a pile cap. Engineers may apply this method to more complicated cases.
Among specific topics are the mechanical performance of deep pile cap failure, the finite element analysis of reinforced concrete beams for plastic reinforced with carbon fiber, a green composite scale inhibitor in central air conditioning cooling water, comparing the performance of spark-ignition engines fueled with butanol/gasoline and ethanol/gasoline blends, and managing coal enterprise safety using the process management of a performance excellence model.
The socket is a part of the pile cap that receives the precast column, working as a joint between the elements, and the socket walls may have a smooth or rough interface.
Obviously, the above contact areas between the ship bows and the rigid walls are different from the contact areas in the actual shipbridge collisions (i.e., contact between the ship bow and the pile cap).