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Experimental Study of Horizontally Loaded Helical Pile Embedded in Sandy Soil


Mohit Soni , L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad; Prof. Dr. S. P. Dave, Government Engineering College, Gandhinagar


Horizontal Loading, Helical Piles, Screw Anchors, Lateral Load Test, Pile Model Test


Helical piles are used in civil engineering practice providing stability against tension, compression and lateral loads. Present research paper deals with the detail study of helical piles under lateral loads, by varying the different parameters through experimental tests on model piles embedded in dry sand at a relative density 60%. The lateral load tests were performed with helical piles of diameter 19 mm with number of helix 1 and 2 on spacing ratio 3 at embedment ratio 12, 16. The tests results were compared with plain shaft piles. This research aimed to study the behavior of helical piles under horizontal Loading. Test results explained that the lateral capacity of helical piles is greater than that of plain shaft piles and the increase in number of helical plates also increase the capacity of helical piles. The lateral capacity of helical pile is determined by the embedment ratio, number of helical plates, diameter of helical plates, and their position on the pile shaft and soil properties.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I120330
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2018
Page(s): 662-664

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