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Base-Load Proportion for Incompressible Pile BETAo

The base-load proportion for incompressible pile β0 represents the influence of compression of elastic half-space, which adopts the load transferred by the pile from incompressible soil. The values of this coefficient are generally presented as a function of the pile length to pile diameter ratio (l/d) for various pile base diameter to pile diameter ratios (db/d). These graphs are implemented in the program in a digital format.

Proportion of baseload β0


Poulos, H. G. et. Davis, E. H.: Pile Foundations Analysis and Design. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1980, chapter 5.3.3, pp. 86 (figure 5.11).

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