543R-00: Design, Manufacture, and Installation of Concrete Piles

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Title: 543R-00: Design, Manufacture, and Installation of Concrete Piles

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Publication: Technical Documents

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Appears on pages(s): 49

Keywords: augered piles; bearing capacity; composite construction (concrete and steel); concrete piles; corrosion; drilled piles; foundations; harbor structures; loads (forces); prestressed concrete; quality control; reinforcing steels; soil mechanics; storage.

Date: 1/10/2000

Abstract:

Note: A newer version of this document exists. This document was replaced by 543R-12.

Note: 543R-00 is Out of Print. However, a PDF version is available.

This report presents recommendations to assist the design architect/engineer, manufacturer, field engineer, and contractor in the design and use of most types of concrete piles for many kinds of construction projects. The introductory chapter gives descriptions of the various types of piles and definitions used in this report. Chapter 2 discusses factors that should be considered in the design of piles and pile foundations and presents data to assist the engineer in evaluating and providing for factors that affect the load-carrying capacities of different types of concrete piles. Chapter 3 lists the various materials used in constructing concrete piles and makes recommendations regarding how these materials affect the quality and strength of concrete. Reference is made to applicable codes and specifications. Minimum requirements and basic manufacturing procedures for precast piles are stated so that design requirements for quality, strength, and durability can be achieved (Chapter 4). The concluding Chapter 5 outlines general principles for proper installation of piling so that the structural integrity and ultimate purpose of the pile are achieved. Traditional installation methods, as well as recently developed techniques, are discussed.