Discussion of Pile Design for High-Rise Buildings


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In order to minimize the final differential settlement and improve the mechanics performance of high-rise buildings and its podium, some pile design concept for the tower-podium connected building is discussed in this paper. According to the interaction of superstructure-foundation-pile, the pile rigidity of tower area (the core area) is enhanced, and that of outer podium area is weakened in the optimal pile design. This measure is applied in some projects with good technical result and economical effects.



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Yongbo Shao, Shuguang Hao, Yuping Luo, Jibo Xing and Zhiyong Liu




S. Q. Guo, "Discussion of Pile Design for High-Rise Buildings", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 174-177, pp. 1913-1916, 2012

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May 2012





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