Pile catalogue
The Pile Catalogue is used to add or edit pile dimensions and capacities.
To open the dialog:
 Click the Foundations tab.
 Click Pile Catalogue. The Pile Catalogue dialog is displayed.
1. Pile data
If working to Eurocodes the following data is required.
Title  Description 

Name 
Pile name 
R_{c,d,1} 
Axial compressive resistance GEO 
R_{t,d,1} 
Axial tensile resistance GEO 
R_{c,d,2} 
Axial compressive resistance STR 
R_{t,d,2} 
Axial tensile resistance STR 
H_{R,1} 
Lateral resistance GEO 
H_{R,2} 
Lateral resistance STR 
Installation type 

Shape 

Dimension  Diameter, or length of side 
Used  Automatically checked when the pile has been assigned in the model 
If working to other head codes the following data is required.
Title  Description 

Name 
Pile name 
R_{c} 
Axial compressive resistance 
R_{t} 
Axial tensile resistance 
H_{R} 
Lateral resistance 
Installation type 

Shape 

Dimension  Diameter, or length of side 
Used  Automatically checked when the pile has been assigned in the model 
2. Add/Edit
Data  

Name 
Pile name 
Installation type 

Shape 

Dimension  Diameter, or length of side 
Length  Length of pile 
Embedment  Length of embedment 
Load transfer type 

Material  

Note: Material
information defined here has no design significance. It is
assigned solely to allow embodied carbon to be calculated and
reported for the 'Pile' construction type.


Material type 

Material grade  Grade of selected material. 
Volume adjustment 
There are many and varied piling systems. Although a theoretical diameter and length are input, in practice these can be minimums or approximations. A volume adjustment can therefore be applied to allow different systems to be catered for. Example  an insitu underreamed piling system might be given an adjustment >> 100% 
Reinforcement grade  For concrete, the reinforcement grade is selected by clicking […] 
Reinforcement Volume %  If you set a percentage > 0% the calculated mass of reinforcement
will be able to be used when calculating reinforcement ECFs. See the below note for further details. 
Reinforcement Mass  Calculated using the above volume %. 

Option 1  Simplest
 Treat in the same was as precast  apply a single factor that allows for both concrete and rebar.
 Can use the existing “precast” ECF, or more likely create one specifically for piles.

Option 2  Treat concrete and rebar separately:
 Edit appropriate ECFs in the concrete category to activate the Pile variant in the Entity filter.
 In the Pile Catalogue set a reinforcement % for each pile. The resulting reinforcement mass will then be used to calculate the embodied carbon mass of the pile reinforcement. This can then be picked up by appropriate reinforcement ECFs in the reinforcement category.
Pile Capacity  

Axial compressive resistance  Axial compressive resistance 
Axial tensile resistance  Axial tensile resistance 
Lateral resistance  Lateral resistance 
Vertical  

Linearity 

Vertical spring stiffness  Linear springs only. 
Vertical compression spring stiffness  Nonlinear springs only. 
Vertical compression limit  Nonlinear springs only. The spring compression capacity. 
Vertical tension spring stiffness  Nonlinear springs only. 
Vertical tension limit  Nonlinear springs only. The spring tension capacity. 
Horizontal  

Horizontal restraint 

Horizontal spring stiffness  Linear springs only. 
3. Delete
Deletes the selected pile data.
4. OK/Cancel
Click OK to save, or Cancel to close without saving.