Experimental Study of a Square Foundation with Connected and Non-Connected Piled Raft Foundation Under Eccentrically Loaded

Document Type: Research Papers

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1 Iran university of science and technology

2 IUST

Abstract

In the recent years, non-connected piled raft foundation has been considered as an economical and practical deep foundation in the situation that high shear and concentrated loads may occur at the connection of the raft and pile head. This paper was presented an experimental study of a square foundation on the effects of parameters such as S/D, L/D and etc. in two cases of connected or non-connected piled raft system under the eccentrically loaded raft. The results was showed that square raft in the case of S/D = 3 and L/D = 8, the bearing capacity of the non-connected piles is more than that of the connected piles. The results of the experiments was showed pile length is more effective than the pile spacing in connected pile raft system. However by decreasing pile spacing, bearing capacity is increased in non-connected pile raft and pile spacing is more effective than the pile spacing in non-connected pile raft system. Comparison of bearing capacity and settlement indicated in the non-connected piled raft system, the longer piles not only has not much effect in increasing bearing capacity significantly, but also has lower effect on the reduction of the settlement. Also in non-connected piled raft system by increasing the pile spacing reduced BPI (bearing pile index) wile in connected piled raft system increased.

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