RSPile software temporary license will be provided for the course attendees
This six-weeks course is intended to include material that can be basis of design for bored piles. The presented subjects will be more towards practical methods used for design and the theoretical origins of those methods. Construction methods and tolerances will also be passed over. Mainly, ICE SPERW will be the basis for construction specifications. Comprehensive explanation of ACI codes and committees and some of EC provisions is presented.
The modules are devoted to both geotechnical and structural design of bored piles. The geotechnical part includes the estimation of the carrying capacity of the piles, the safety factors, the settlement at working loads, the lateral load analysis, the group effect and static load tests. While the structural part comprises of determination of required longitudinal reinforcement, shear reinforcement, crack width control and a rapid overview of factors that control the service lifetime of the piles.
Subjects given in this course cannot be found in a single textbook. The aim of the course is to gather enough information about the design and construction of bored piles for engineers intending to challenge this field. Also, it is useful for civil/geotechnical engineering students that have finished a first course in soil mechanics or geotechnical engineering or postgraduate students who would like to continue research about bored piles and deep foundations. On the other hand, structural engineers that use piles in their designs shall be greatly benefited from the methods and information introduced.