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Torque

The 2 Questions a Helical Pile Engineer Will Ask

The 2 Questions a Helical Pile Engineer Will Ask

It is very important to consider both the site subsurface soils and the applied loads when...

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Torque Indicator Mounting Bolt Use and Compatibility Tips

Torque Indicator Mounting Bolt Use and Compatibility Tips

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Project Example – Using Helical Capacity Design Software for Helical Pile Foundation Bid

Project Example – Using Helical Capacity Design Software for Helical Pile Foundation Bid

We’re often asked by engineers and contractors how to bid helical pile foundations. This often...

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Deep Foundation “Feedback”: Valuable Early Data From The Jobsite

Deep Foundation “Feedback”: Valuable Early Data From The Jobsite

The Reality A recognized challenge for geotechnical engineers designing deep foundations is...

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Using Torque Testing for Better Designs

Using Torque Testing for Better Designs

All Engineers can relate to an experience we’ve had where what we designed was not how it turned...

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How to Determine Helical Pile Capacity with Limited Soil Data

How to Determine Helical Pile Capacity with Limited Soil Data

On many construction projects, soil borings are not completed due to the property owner wanting to...

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3 Methods to Determine Helical Pile Capacity (and why you should use 2)

3 Methods to Determine Helical Pile Capacity (and why you should use 2)

The load capacity of helical piles can be determined 3 ways. The method(s) used are dictated by the...

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Origin and Development of the Torque Correlation (Kt) Factor

Origin and Development of the Torque Correlation (Kt) Factor

Today, it is generally accepted that installation torque can be used to verify the axial capacity...

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What To Check If Your Helical Piles Are Breaking

What To Check If Your Helical Piles Are Breaking

There is no equivalent for measuring torque directly in the tooling string.  Using differential...

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Effective Torque and Instantaneous Torque – What’s the Difference?

Effective Torque and Instantaneous Torque – What’s the Difference?

Capacity-to-torque relationships for helical piles are used frequently to determine termination...

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