Micropile

 

Design and Analysis of Micropiles

 

The program verifies tubular micropiles (micropiles reinforced by a steel tube). When calculating the micropile bearing capacity, the program checks both the micropile root and shaft.

 

Main Features

  • Built-in database of steel cross-sections
  • Loading due to normal force and moment
  • Simple input of layer geometry
  • Built-in database of soils
  • General layered subsoil
  • Check for buckling failure using the following theories:
    • Equation of bending of a prismatic beam (geometric method)
    • After Salas
    • After Souch
  • Verification of the micropile cross-section adjusted for projected lifetime
  • Verification of the micropile root using one of the following methods:
    • Lizzi
    • Littlejohn
    • Zweck
    • Bowlese
    • Véas
    • Bustamante (SPT, Pressiometer Ménard)
  • Analyses may be based on the theory of limit states or factor of safety