## Guys, I need an immediate answer

## Guys, I need an immediate answer

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Guys,

I need an immediate answer.

Can you please calculate or model for me following case.

Cantilever bored pile. Depth of excavation is 6m, depth of pile is 12m. Cohesion of the material is 25 kpa, internal friction angle is 22. E=90.000 kPa. Pile is 65cm in diameter and tangent which means spacing is 65cm too.

Please assume interface is 1.0, no reduction in interface. Also please include a 120 kN/m2 surcharge at the 0 level (pile level) 0.5m right to pile head.

I have calculated maximum bending moment around 180 kNM/m which is around 120kNm per pile. What is your result?

I need an immediate answer.

Can you please calculate or model for me following case.

Cantilever bored pile. Depth of excavation is 6m, depth of pile is 12m. Cohesion of the material is 25 kpa, internal friction angle is 22. E=90.000 kPa. Pile is 65cm in diameter and tangent which means spacing is 65cm too.

Please assume interface is 1.0, no reduction in interface. Also please include a 120 kN/m2 surcharge at the 0 level (pile level) 0.5m right to pile head.

I have calculated maximum bending moment around 180 kNM/m which is around 120kNm per pile. What is your result?

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Tangent piles with 65cm diameter. 6m embedment length. Most calculations I have performed showed that moment is around 180kNm and displacement around 1.5cm?

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oldestguyis probably right. Success or failure will be a close call. A 1930's rule-of-thumb for a cantilever wall is that embedment should be approximately equal unsupported projection, which it is... but that rough assumption is without a surcharge.www.SlideRuleEra.net

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Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)

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Perhaps instead of asking other people to calculate results, if you posted your calculations, they may be persuaded to critique them.

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If we model that 120 kN/m2 with a raft (in my case, it is true, it is a building load) approximate bending moment on pile is 300 kNm/m

If we do not model the surcharge with raft and directly apply load to soil, bending moment increase 2 times!!

This is very important. I think, if it is a building, I should apply it with raft.

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This is a discussion site. We do not do your calculations for you or check them, immediately or otherwise. You have not said what method you are using to calculate the moments or determine the depth of the pile below ground. That is the sort of thing we discuss!

Yes, adding a Raft and tying it into the top of the piles will affect the result if it is providing horizontal restraint. You will essentially have a propped cantilever instead of a cantilever pile. It will also affect the depth required for the piles as it will reduce the horizontal thrust at the bottom.

But then you have to consider settlement. How much is the soil under the raft expected to settle over the long term. What are the piles founding in. How far will they settle?

if there is a big difference you will need to look at differential settlement problems. And we know nothing of the overall structure above. Is there other structure loading directly onto the piles?

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Thank you. I have solved the problem. The 120 kN/m2 is a building. It is not providing lateral support to the piles by a connection.

But, if I model the building above with a raft it will reduce the bending moments on the pile. This is my discovery for today.

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Also - I have completed my calculations immediately, as requested, and will give them to you after you send me my fee. ;)

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