Experimental Study on Benefits of Micropiles in Pipelines
Author Name : Vikas Kumar, Abhishek Arya
ABSTRACT: Sewer pipelines deterioration had a high impact on the settlement of surrounding structures in urban areas. After such incidents, adjacent structures should be supported to prevent building deterioration due to continuous settlement of pipes. Strengthening foundations with micropiles had been progressively used to support adjacent buildings and control their settlement. Different parameters were investigated to reach such goal: the effect of the length of micropile, the distance of micropile from the footing of building, the diameter of micropile, the inclination angle from the vertical axis and finally the types of footing. Several conclusions were drawn from this study that could provide valuable information about the use of micropiles to save important buildings in urban areas.