end-bearing pile

end-bearing pile

[′end ‚ber·iŋ ‚pīl]
(civil engineering)
A bearing pile that is driven down to hard ground so that it carries the full load at its point. Also known as a point-bearing pile.

end-bearing pile

A pile principally supported at its toe (point), which rests on or is embedded in a bearing stratum.
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These piles support the tower by the friction between the soil and the timber, but are not end-bearing piles so it was important to prevent excessive differential settlement.
Seismic response of end-bearing piles," Journal of Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol.