pile friction

pile friction

The sum of friction forces acting on an embedded pile; is limited by (a) the adhesion between the pile and the soil and/or (b) the shear strength of the soil adjacent to the pile.
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Based on pile friction capacity and undrained shear strength values, adhesion factor could be calculated by dividing pile friction capacity with undrained shear strength and contact area between pile and soil as shown in Equation 1.
Pile friction capacity and adhesion factor are also varied with time.
where [Q.sub.b] is the pile end-bearing capacity (dominant in sand), [Q.sub.s] is the pile friction capacity (dominant in clay), [q.sub.p] is the unit end-bearing capacity, [A.sub.p] is the cross-sectional area of the pile tip, [f.sub.pi] is the average unit skin friction of layer i, [A.sub.si] is the pile shaft area, and n is the number of layers along the single pile.