oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Reports of branch activities
|Article Title||Reports of branch activities|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Jul 1993|
|Pages||159 - 185|
|Keyword(s)||Capillary forces, Dynamic formulae, Excess pore pressure, Field loading tests, Hiley formula, Hydrostatic pressure, Interpretation in design, Loading tests, N.B.R.l. apparatus, Shearing resistances, Skin friction, Sounding, Static formulae, Stress equilibrium, Tangential forces and Wash point penetrometer|
The inherent disadvantages of the various standard methods of obtaining information on which to base the design of piled foundations are first discussed and the development of a new deep-sounding apparatus is then traced. The means adopted to overcome the disadvantages of the standard methods and the theories on which the new method is based are discussed. Various examples are given of the use of this new method both overseas and in South Africa.
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