Keynote Lecture: Considerations in the Design of Piles in Soft Rock

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Commonly, piles are constructed to embed relatively short distances into rock in order to provide high axial capacity, and may either be driven into the rock or cast as a rock socket. In other situations, however, cast in situ piles are constructed entirely in soft rock, which then provides both lateral and axial resistance. Drawing on recent project work, this paper explores various aspects of the design of piles embedded in soft rock. These include the assessment of rock properties for pile design, the effect of different construction methods and techniques to optimise pile performance, axial load transfer parameters and the effects of strain softening and cyclic loading, and finally analysis approaches for lateral pile response in rock including allowance for brittle failure in the surrounding rock.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
EditorsPhung Duc Long, Nguyen Tien Dung
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-15-2184-
ISBN (Print)978-981-15-2183-6
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventGEOTEC HANOI 2019 : Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development - Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: 28 Nov 201929 Nov 2019
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


ConferenceGEOTEC HANOI 2019
Country/TerritoryViet Nam


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