Foundation, Concrete and Earthquake Engineering

What is Batter Pile?

Batter pile shall be used to transfer inclined load and horizontal forces. In the preliminary design, the load on batter pile is generally considered to be axial.

The distribution of load between batter and vertical piles in a group may be determined graphically or by analytic methods. Due consideration shall be given to secondary bending as well as pile cap movement, particularly when the cap is rigid.

Free standing batter piles are subjected to bending moment due to their own weight, or external forces from other sources.

Batter pile in loose fill or consolidating deposits may become laterally loaded due to settlement of the surrounding soil. In consolidating clay, special precautions, like provision of permanent casing, shall be taken. 

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