Subject
Piles are used for permanent anchors or as an integral part of a structural foundation in uncertain soil conditions. Correctly designed and installed piles are considerably more cost effective than rectifying a failed surface foundation, or recovering a stray helium balloon or floating vessel.
Calculator
Piling calculates the installation and operational parameters and limitations of tubular (hollow) steel piles driven into the soil, either on land or into the seabed.
The piling calculator estimates the number of impacts (hits) required to achieve the desired depth, along with the incremental forces and the expected penetration with each hit. The piling calculator also calculates the design capacity of the installed pile for horizontal and vertical loads.
The hammer impact energy calculations take into account the installation environment e.g. if submerged in water for offshore seabed applications.
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Piling
Piling calculates the installation and operational characteristics of tubular steel piles hammered into soil.
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Effective mass

Impact energy

Pile wall area

Actual depth

Number of hits

Frictional resistance (inst)

Frictional resistance (op)

Maximum horizontal force

Minimum lift force

Maximum lift force

Minimum capacity

Maximum capacity

Height to moment fulcrum

Height above fulcrum

Height below fulcrum

Moment above fulcrum

Moment below fulcrum

Error

Hit Sequence:

Number of hits

Penetration per hit

Depth after each hit

Force per hit

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