Sheet Pile

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Sheet pile

A pile in the form of a plank, driven in close contact with others to provide a tight wall to resist the lateral pressure of water or adjacent earth.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Sheet Pile


a mining support, under the protection of which mining work is performed in unstable (loose and water-bearing) rocks and soils. A sheet pile is a tongued and grooved barrier-type enclosure made of wood or metal.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

sheet pile

One of a number of piles, interlocked or meshed with similar units, to form a barrier to retain soil or to keep water out of a foundation.
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The cavity and sheet pile wall are placed in the required position during compaction process; the compaction continues until the final height is achieved.
Fellenius, "Ground vibrations from pile and sheet pile driving, Part 1-building damage," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations, pp.
Emirates Steel said it plans to produce up to 150,000 tonnes of sheet piles a year, depending on market demand.
"We started developing sheet piles as early as 2012 and a year later the first new profile passed all of the required tests, allowing us to go into production," Al Romaithi pointed out.
Gulf Synthetics is a manufacturer of composite sheet pile and a line of composite coatings for dock, deck and concrete resurfacing.
In February 2011, short-term measurements of seismic effects of vibrations in the surrounding of the vibrating sheet pile wall were taken.
"This was used as a template for the sheet pile being driven.
[18, 19] studied the seismic response of the slope and the sheet pile wall by shaking table test and proposed some reasonable values of seismic coefficient [C.sub.z], but the dynamic coupling of sheet pile wall and soil was not studied.
Engineer Saeed G Al Romaithi, CEO of Emirates Steel, said: "To meet the requirements of our customers and to further expand our product range, we are developing a wide portfolio of sheet piles, a range that possesses significant and highly cost-effective structural and pile driving properties." Steel sheet piles are technical products that can perform a wide variety of functions: in particular their application is in constructing both temporary and permanent load bearing retaining walls.
Emirates Steel revealed it is the only producer to develop and sell sheet pile in the Middle East.