In this article the author discusses the various properties of steel relevant to its use in piling, such as welding, the mechanical properties of steel, chemical composition, corrosion, and fatigue and brittle fracture problems. The safety of pile foundations is discussed, and the author examines a series of pile types (reinforced concrete, timber and steel) with the aim of finding a method that enables an objective estimate of the actual pile economy. The author concludes with the opinion that steel is the best material for piling purposes, and gives reasons for this opinion.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article is the third in a series on piling by the author.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Foxlow Publications Limited

    19 Harcourt Street
    London W1H 2AX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Leimdorfer, P
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Accession Number: 00097521
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM