Civil Engineering - RCC Structures Design - Discussion


Pick up the correct statement from the following:

[A]. A pile is a slender member which transfers the load through its lower end on a strong strata
[B]. A pile is a slender member which transfers its load to the surrounding soil
[C]. A pile is a slender member which transfers its load by friction
[D]. A pile is a cylindrical body of concrete which transfers the load at a depth greater than its width.

Answer: Option B


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Praveen said: (Jun 25, 2013)  
The answer should be A as the pile is used where we don't get hard strata just beneath the GL to bear the building load. So this pile is used to transfer the load to the deep hard rock strata to transfer the load of the structure.

Pathik Tank said: (Jun 29, 2013)  
Actually the answer can be all of the above because there are end bearing piles, friction piles etc etc.

Rahul said: (Sep 29, 2013)  
Yeah, all the answers are possible as there are different types of piles possible.

Sharvari said: (Oct 15, 2013)  
Pile basically distributes the load to the surrounding soil in the ways described in option a and c.

That is it transfers the load through its lower end, which is known as end bearing Capacity and also through sides, which is termed as skin Friction. Hence the option C can be chosen which generalize both opt a and c that the load is transferred to soil.

Raj Rishi said: (Mar 9, 2014)  
The pile transfers the load through skin friction and end cap and as it is driven in the soil it transfer the load to the soil surrounding it.

Syed said: (Mar 17, 2014)  
Probability is all of above option it depends on the soil condition.

Shourie said: (May 5, 2014)  
Question should be which is incorrect then the answer is B, as piles only transfer load through friction (surface area pie*dia*length) or through bearing (cross sectional area pie*dia^2*0.25).

Sagar Routh said: (May 28, 2014)  
According to me all the answers are correct as there are different types of piles.

Bawankule said: (Aug 8, 2014)  
Pile provided for improvement the bearing load due this the structure can not collapse.

Ayan Sheet said: (Nov 14, 2014)  
The answer should be all of the above.

Option A is end bearing pile.

Option C is friction pile.

Option B & C are the characteristic of pile.

Ashish Thakur said: (Jun 29, 2015)  
All the above cases are possible because these all are the mode of load transferred by the pile.

Lokeswara Rao said: (Aug 25, 2015)  
I think all the answers are correct. Because there are different types of piles like bearing and friction piles.

Piyush Singh said: (Sep 3, 2015)  
Question is incorrect as Pile transfer the load by End Bearing and Friction both,

In case of sand Load transfer is done by skin Friction generated due to friction between the pile surface and the soil particles around the surface of the pile.

In case of availability of Hard Strata at certain depth (mostly in case of BLack cotton Soil) Load transfer takes by point transfer of load at the end of the pile.

Also in many cases load transfer can be done by both Friction and End bearing for example in Coastal areas where sand is present over certain depth and then hard strata is available.

Dileep said: (Oct 9, 2015)  
The all above statements are correct.

Sreelakshmi said: (Oct 12, 2015)  
I feel all the options are correct.

Tsion said: (Oct 20, 2015)  
I think all options are correct.

Narayan Pal said: (Nov 4, 2015)  
Actually answers is all the above. Any other piles are following the statement?

Ravi said: (Nov 15, 2015)  
What about option D? Thanks in advance.

Skanwarce said: (Jun 3, 2016)  
Yes, All the given options are correct.

Pabitra Dolai said: (Jun 16, 2016)  
Answer should be all of the above because End bearing piles are transfer load at lower end in a hard stratum, Friction piles transfer load by skin friction.

Rahul said: (Aug 9, 2016)  
The answer is [D] b'coz pile foundation is used where the depth of foundation is greater than it's width so as to transfer axially and friction load throughout larger area below hard strata.

Ahmef said: (Sep 15, 2016)  
Choice 'C' is more safe, because of skin friction.

Roy Smith said: (Sep 15, 2016)  
I think all of these.

Srinu said: (Nov 18, 2016)  
All of the above answer.

Ankit Tiwari said: (Nov 30, 2016)  
I think opt b and c can not be true. Because it says "it's load". While it transfers the total load act on it.

Makar said: (Apr 26, 2017)  
All the given option is correct.

Pushap said: (May 7, 2017)  
All answer are correct according to the type of pile.

Ghalib Bugti said: (May 15, 2017)  
You are right@Praveen.

And 100% the correct option is A.

Joshur said: (Jun 22, 2017)  
Yes, you are right, agree @Praveen.

Karthik said: (Jul 5, 2017)  
All are incorrect. Pile is a non-slender member. Since pile is surrounded by soil we always design it has a short column.

Dvs said: (Aug 13, 2017)  
The given answer is correct as it covers all the above.

Sudarsan Sahoo said: (Jan 9, 2018)  
From my point of view, option (a) & (c) both are correct, as piles transfer load either through point bearing and friction. Needless for mention that friction develop by surrounded soil. Again option (d) is also correct, as piles foundation is under deep foundation.

Vikas said: (Feb 15, 2018)  
According to me, option A fails for friction pile and C fails for end bearing piles.

Sjwjndd said: (Mar 24, 2018)  
Option D is correct.

Because pile is deep foundations.

Memeriaw said: (May 11, 2018)  
Given all answers are possible.

Gajendra Prasad Yadav said: (May 31, 2018)  
The Answer must be All of Above.

Mohammad Davood said: (Jun 19, 2018)  
The perfect answer is to be chosen which (B) is because at last the load is transferred to soil only in every type of pile.

Anuj said: (Jul 10, 2018)  
All options are correct. I too agree.

Sourav said: (Sep 27, 2018)  
Pile is mainly used to transfer the load to the lower end strong strata so according to me answer 1, 3&4 is correct.

Aman said: (Jun 10, 2020)  
According to me, the answer is option A. Pile is mainly use to transfer the load strong strata.

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