Grundlagen und ergebnisse der ableitung von axialen pfahlwiderständen aus erfahrungswerten für die EA-PFÄHLE

Translated title of the contribution: Background and results of derivation of axial pile resistances based on empirical values for „EA-Pfähle

Hans-Georg Kempfert, Patrick Becker

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The basics of the derivation of axial pile capacity based on empirical values and
selected results are presented, which are already integrated in the national German recommendations for piles „EA-Pfähle“.
The study provides to a large extent a secured range of empirical values for the base resistance and the skin friction for different pile systems as a function of the soil strength. Based on comparative statistical analysis of pile load tests of different pile systems, it becomes possible to derive a consistent analysis of bearing behaviour of pile systems, which provides a safe and an economical pile bearing capacity depending on the expense of preliminary soil investigations.
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)441-449
Number of pages9
Issue number7
Early online date28 Jun 2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007



  • piles
  • deep foundations
  • axial loads
  • EA-Pfähle
  • resistances
  • skin friction
  • bearing capacity
  • shaft friction
  • pile load tests

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