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Helical pile load tests benchmarked with HelixPile

We would like to thank the following companies for sharing load test data with us: EBS Geostructural, Pile Dynamics Inc, Rockridge Geotechnical, Empire Piers.

Links to the HelixPile files are provided at the end of the table

ID Location Country Load Test

Max.

Load (kips)

Max.

Settle.

(in)

Bearing soil layer properties Best method
Soil NSPT c' (psf) Φ' (deg) Su (psf) γtot (pcf)

Soil

Model

E (ksf) exp
001














002

Rock:

Oakland, CA

USA


Dense sands
200 43 - 130 EXP 2000 0,4 Meyerhoff
003 Pennsylvania USA Test#1 160 1.541 Dense glacial till 50 75 36,5 - 125 EXP 400 0.4 Meyerhoff
TP1 50 0.542 Dense glacial till 35 0 35 - 125 EXP 500 0.4 Vesic
004 Pennsylvania USA Test#1 70 0.296 Dense sand 44 350 46 - 130 EXP 800 0.4 Vesic
005 NY USA TP2: 1st Ave 80 1.613 Medium dense sand 26 0 34 - 125 EXP 500 0.45 Vesic
TP1: Broad Road 80 1.019 Dense glacial till 45 100 36 - 125 EXP 1000 0.4

Buckling

issue

006

Pile Dynamics :

Massachusetts

USA HP 5 24.3 0,61 Soft organic clay/peat - - - 2500 125 EXP 500 1 Meyerhoff
HP 18 ft 10.3 0.55 Varved clay (glacial) - - - 1200 120 Linear 60 - Meyerhoff
007 Pennsylvania USA Test#1 160 1.541 Dense glacial till 27 250 42.5 - 130 EXP 350 0.4 Meyerhoff
008 NY USA TEST 1 210 1.697 Decomposed bedrock - 300 36,5 - 135 EXP 1500 0,35 Vesic
009














010

Pile Dynamics

Massachusetts

USA 52-10 219 1.25 Dense glacial till - - - 5000 130 Exponential 300 0,5 Meyerhoff
011 EBS: Toronto ON CAN TEST_TP2 180 0.867 Clayey Silt 50 400 38 - 130 EXP 1200 0,35 Meyerhoff
012 EBS: Toronto ON CAN TEST_TP2 166 1.291 Sand and Gravel 53 200 45 - 135 EXP 400 0,4 Meyerhoff
013 EBS: Toronto ON CAN Test#1 45 0.216 Sand 35 300 40 - 130 EXP 1000 0,35 Meyerhoff
Test#2 108 0.806 Sand 5 300 43 - 135 Linear 1200 - Meyerhoff
014 EBS: Toronto ON CAN Test#1 144.2 1.917 Till 2 600 46 - 135 EXP 400 0,35 Meyerhoff
Test#2 162.3 2.978 Till 2 600 46 - 135 EXP 500 0,35 Meyerhoff
015 EBS: Toronto ON CAN Test#1 48.8 1.122 Sandy silt 15 300 32 - 120 Linear 250 - Meyerhoff
Test#2 48,8 1.16 Sand/Silty sand 47 200 36 - 125 Linear 400 - Meyerhoff
Test#3 48.8 1.266 Sand/Silty sand 47 200 37 - 125 Linear 280 - Meyerhoff/Ko
016 EBS: Toronto ON CAN Test#1 90 0.635 Clayey Silt 6 200 34 - 125 EXP 500 0,35 Meyerhoff
Test#2 130.5 0.965 Clayey Silt 30 200 40 - 130 EXP 600 0,35 Meyerhoff
017 EBS: Toronto ON CAN TEST_TP2 110 0,209 Silty Clay 33 - - 8000 120 EXP 1200 0,8 Meyerhoff
018 EBS: Toronto ON CAN TEST_TP2 144.1 1.544 Shale 24 1100 42 - 140 Linear 670 - Meyerhoff
019 EBS: Toronto ON CAN Test#1 92 0.369 Silty Sand 53 200 38 - 125 EXP 800 0,3 Meyerhoff
Test#2 103 0.269 Silty Sand 53 300 42 - 130 EXP 1000 0,35 Meyerhoff
020 EBS: Toronto ON CAN Test#1 201.4 1.663 Silty Clay 65 800 42 - 130 Linear 700 - Meyerhoff
Test#2 304 1.675 Silt till 30 1000 42 - 135 EXP 500 0,75 Meyerhoff
021 EBS: Toronto ON CAN TEST_TP2 80 0.862 Sandy silt 65 1000 48 - 133 Linear 600 - Meyerhoff
022 EBS: Toronto ON CAN TEST_TP2 150.1 0.833 Silty fine sand 100 200 42 - 130 Linear 700 - Meyerhoff
023 EBS: Toronto ON CAN Test#1 100 0.331 Clayey Silt Till 25 800 42 - 135 Linear 1100 - Meyerhoff
Test#2 100 0.503 Clayey Silt Till 25 4000 35 - 133 Linear 500 - Meyerhoff
024 EBS: Toronto ON CAN TEST_TP2 150 0.971 Shale 100 1200 38 - 140 Linear 1500 - Meyerhoff
025 EBS: Toronto ON CAN TEST_TP2 22 0.284 Clay 33 - - 1500 125 EXP 200 0,75 No match
026 EBS: Toronto ON CAN TEST_TP2 120 1.589 Silty Clay Till 9 850 40 - 133 Linear 250 - Meyerhoff
027 EBS: Toronto ON CAN TEST_TP2 194 1.091 Sandy silt 27 3000 50 - 135 EXP 1200 0.4 Meyerhoff
028 EBS: Brampton ON CAN TEST_TP2 77.5 0.485 Clayey Silt Till 50 1000 44 - 135 EXP 600 0,4 Meyerhoff
029 EBS: Midland ON CAN Test#1 190 1.145 Till 37 300 42 - 130 EXP 1500 0,35 Vesic
Test#2 200 1.225 Till 100 400 42 - 135 EXP 1500 0,35 Meyrhoff
030 EBS: Midland ON CAN Test#1 151 0.971 Silty sand till 30 250 42 - 135 Linear 400 - Vesic
Test#2 119 1.037 Gravel 37 0 47 - 130 Linear 500 0,35 Meyerhoff
031 EBS: Gravenhurst ON CAN TEST 1 44 0.289 Soft silty clay 15 - - 1900 120 EXP 450 1 Vesic
032 EBS: Worthington ON CAN TEST 1 64,8 1.498 Sand 24 100 32 - 125 EXP 400 0.4 Vesic
033 EBS: ON CAN TEST 1 79,1 0.985 Clay 25 - - 9000 135 EXP 400 0.75 Vesic
034 EBS: St Hammilton ON CAN TEST 1 112 0.293 Rock 100 10000 39 - 160 EXP 5000 0,7 Meyerhoff
035 EBS: Guelph ON CAN Test#1 166 1.076 Silty sand till 35 500 44 - 135 EXP 500 0.4 Meyerhoff
Test#2 166 0,859 Silty sand till 35 500 44 - 135 EXP 500 0.4 Meyerhoff
Test#3 200 0.556 Silty sand till 35 500 42 - 135 EXP 500 0.4 Vesic
036 EBS: Cambridge ON CAN Test#1 288 1.45 Silty sand till 70 700 44 - 135 Linear 900 - Meyerhoff
Test#2 288 1.493 Silty sand till 30 800 52 - 135 EXP 800 0.35 Meyerhoff

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