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RAILWAY OVERBRIDGE AT JURAIN

Review & Recommendations on


Pile Capacity & Length
SUB-SOIL CONDITION:
 From Pier # 03 to #13, Sub-soil at the vicinity of influence zone of Pile Tip consists
of stiff cohesive material. [Ref.: Attached Soil Profile] and have high potential
for volume changes and must loose much of its strength when exposed to the free
water/Slurry.
 From Abutment #01 & #02 and Pier#01 to #02, the sub-soil at the vicinity of pile
tip, comprises of non-cohesive sandy soil. [Ref.: Attached Soil Profile]
STATIC LOAD TEST ON PILE:
 Static Load Test on Pile #01 (Diameter: 1200mm, Length: 35 m, Adjacent to Pier
#03): Ultimate capacity of 500 MTon has been achieved against its stipulated
Ultimate Load of 600 MTon.
 Static Load Test on Pile #03 (Diameter: 1200mm, Length: 35 m, Adjacent to Pier
#11): Ultimate capacity of 450 MTon has been achieved against its stipulated
Ultimate Load of 600 MTon.
 Thus in both of the load tests, capacity of pile has been developed from the skin
resistance only and the pile shall be considered as a friction pile.
 In case of Static Load Test on Pile – No.02 (Adjacent to Abutment-01), both skin
friction and base resistance have contributed to achieve the capacity of pile and
didn’t show any sign of distress at its stipulated load of 400MTon.
RECOMMENDATIONS OF PILE:
 From Pier #03 to Pier #13, considering sub-soil condition, the length of pile shall
be increased up to 42m to achieve the capacity of 600 MTon. [Calculation
Attached.].
 Piles at Abutment #01 & #02 and Pier#01 to #02, the length of pile shall be
adequate [Ref.: Static Load Test No 02 & Exploratory Borehole (BH-4 & 5)].
 The capacity of pile shall be confirmed by exploratory boreholes upto 48m
(5xDiameter of Pile,D) depth.

PRIODEEP CHOWDHURY
FOUNDATION ENGINEER
DEVELOPMENT CONSTRUCTIONS LTD.
RAILWAY OVERBRIDGE AT JURAIN

Tes Stipulated Ultimate Unit Max. Permanent


Location Length
t No Load Capacity Resistance Settlement Settlement
500 14.28
01. Pier # 03 35.0 m 600 MTon 3.78 34.87 mm 29.10 mm
MTon Ton/m
Abutment 13.33
02. 30.0 m 400 MTon - 3.53 6.583 mm 0.86 mm
#01 Ton/m
450 12.87
03. Pier # 11 35.0 m 600 MTon 3.41 74.761 mm -
MTon Ton/m
Pier # 11 355.8 11.86
04. 30.0 m 600 MTon 3.14 75.41 mm 70.518 mm
(Cycle 01) MTon Ton/m
Pier # 11 400 13.33
05. 30.0 m 600 MTon 3.53 34.89 mm 29.83 mm
(Cycle 02) MTon Ton/mm