The uplift capacity of steel piles driven into hawkesbury sandstone

An investigation is described in which two steel h piles were driven in Sydney harbour through harbour sediment into the sandstone bedrock and the uplift capacity of the "rock sockets" measured as the piles were withdrawn. An on land driving test designed to confirm that steel piles can be driven significant distances into medium strength (10-15 mpa unconfined compressive strength) hawkesbury sandstone is also reported. The results indicate that, at the Sydney harbour site, a substantial contribution to uplift resistance can be reliably obtained from the bedrock using heavy driven solid section steel piles (a).


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 1.109-14
  • Monograph Title: Third Australia - New Zealand conference on geomechanics, Wellington, may 12-16, 1980. volume 1
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 1(G),PART1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01438134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:23PM