Volume 46, N. 2

Special Issue: COBRAMSEG 2022 (Invited Editors: P.J.R. Albuquerque, M.M. Futai), April-June 2023

Semi-empirical method for the bearing capacity of continuous flight auger piles based on installation energy

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Volume 46, N. 2, Special Issue: COBRAMSEG 2022 (Invited Editors: P.J.R. Albuquerque, M.M. Futai), April-June 2023 | DOWNLOAD PDF (35 downloads)

Abstract

The prediction of load capacity and the control of the execution of the Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) piles are often exercised with components of empiricism and intuition. This fact is often added to the uncertainties arising from the formation of the soils and the limitations of preliminary studies that support the project design. In this context, aiming to aid the executive control of CFA, a semi-empirical method is proposed based on the soil type, geometric dimensions of the piles, and the installation energy obtained during the pile excavation. The method makes it possible to determine the CFA pile load capacity during the execution process of each pile of pilling. As a consequence of the proposed method, the settlement of each pile can be controlled through the quantification of the energy required or the work carried out to excavate each pile through a specific software installed in the machinery monitoring system that increases the safety and reliability of the piling.

Keywords: Continuous Flight Auger (CFA), Energy, Load capacity, SCCAP methodology,


Submitted on November 28, 2022.
Final Acceptance on March 14, 2023.
Discussion open until August 31, 2023.
DOI: 10.28927/SR.2023.012522