Experimental Assessment of Performance of XCC Pile in Sand
International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology
XCC (X-Section Cast in place Concrete) pile is new type of pile developed on the basis of cast-in-place pile from the conventional circular pile and capable of resisting displacement. In this study, an attempt is made to investigate the performance of XCC Pile under different loading conditions viz., vertical loading, lateral loading and uplift loading. Experimental investigation is carried out on small scale model piles embedded in sand, by changing type of loading and distance between arc to
... nce between arc to diameter ratio of the pile. The relative density of soil, type of soil and spacing between the piles are kept constant during investigations. Ultimate capacities of piles are compared with those of conventional circular pile with same diameter and length. The results show that XCC pile with arc distance to diameter ratio equal to 0.3 provides higher vertical and lateral capacity to the extent of 45 % and 39 % respectively compared to that of conventional pile. XCC Pile with arc distance to diameter ratio equal to 0.4 provides higher uplift load capacity to the extent 29 % compared to conventional circular pile.