Experimental Assessment of Performance of XCC Pile in Sand
B. M. Kalbande1, A. I. Dhatrak2, S. W. Thakare3

1Dr. A. I. Dhatrak, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Amravati, India.
2B. M. Kalbande, Department of Civil Engineering, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, India.
3S. W. Thakare,  Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Government college of Engineering, Jalgaon, India.
Manuscript received on January 19, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 30, 2020. | PP: 4346-4351 | Volume-9 Issue-3, February 2020. | Retrieval Number:  C6244029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C6244.029320
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Abstract: XCC (X-Section Cast in place Concrete) pile is new type of pile developed on the basis of cast-in-place pile from the conventional circular pile and capable of resisting displacement. In this study, an attempt is made to investigate the performance of XCC Pile under different loading conditions viz., vertical loading, lateral loading and uplift loading. Experimental investigation is carried out on small scale model piles embedded in sand, by changing type of loading and distance between arc to diameter ratio of the pile. The relative density of soil, type of soil and spacing between the piles are kept constant during investigations. Ultimate capacities of piles are compared with those of conventional circular pile with same diameter and length. The results show that XCC pile with arc distance to diameter ratio equal to 0.3 provides higher vertical and lateral capacity to the extent of 45 % and 39 % respectively compared to that of conventional pile. XCC Pile with arc distance to diameter ratio equal to 0.4 provides higher uplift load capacity to the extent 29 % compared to conventional circular pile.
Keywords: XCC Pile, Ultimate load capacity, Lateral load capacity, Uplift load capacity.