Pile Benefits
Accurate simulation of problems with wide range of capabilities for piles
Pile
Quick method of analysis
Extensive output capabilities
About This Software
Pile calculates the vertical load carrying capacities and vertical settlements of a range of individual piles in a layered soil deposit. The theory is based on both conventional and new methods for drained (frictional) and undrained (cohesive) soils. Settlements are calculated for solid circular sections without underream.
Pile's Key Benefits:

Pile is a quick and simple method of determining both pile load capacity as well as its settlement and the surrounding ground displacement.

Pile can be used to perform EC7 calculations. U.K. National Annex is supported.

Pile can be used to evaluate settlements arising from thermal and cyclic loads.

Load carrying capacty calculations using static formula from IS 2911 are supported.

Problems are quick to set up and results are easy to find using the gateway window.

Results can be exported for postprocessing.
The main features of Pile are summarised below:

The soil is specified in layers. Each layer is set to be drained(frictional) or undrained(cohesive) and appropriate strength parameters are specified. Maximum values can be set for ultimate soil/shaft friction stress and end bearing stress within each layer.

Settlement calculations can now be performed using tz curves in addition to Mindlin method.

Pile can be used to evaluate settlements arising from staged loading using the tz curves option.

The user has two choices for selecting datum  Depth below ground level and elevation above Ordnance Datum.

Porewater pressures within the soil deposit can be set to hydrostatic or piezometric.

Pile capacities may be calculated for a range of pile lengths and a range of crosssection types such as circular, square and Hsection. The circular and square crosssections may be hollow or solid, whereas the Hsection is only solid. Underreams or enlarged bases may be specified.

Pile settlements may be calculated for a range of pile lengths and a range of solid circular crosssections without underream.

There are two approaches available to calculate the capacity of the pile  Working load approach and Limitstate approach.

The graphical output depicts the variation of different pile capacities such as shaft resistance, end bearing, total bearing capacity of the pile etc. with pile depth. This may be exported in WMF format.

The text output contains the tabular representation of the above data together with the input data. The user also has the option of exporting these results in CSV format.