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Research Article

Analytical Model for the End-Bearing Capacity of Tapered Piles Using Cavity Expansion Theory

Table 1

Geometrical configuration of different types of piles.

Types of model pilesNaming
mm

mm

mm
α
°
FRP reinforcement directionModulus of elasticity
(GPa)

Model steel pilesS50025250.00na2
T-150035250.70na2
T-250045251.40na2

Prototype FRP pilesFC1524168.3168.30.00na31.86
T-31524170.0198.00.5333.20
T-41524159.0197.00.7133.15
T-51524155.0215.01.1333.15

Note: : length of pile; : diameter at the pile head; : pile tip diameter; FRP: fiber-reinforced polymer; : angle of tapering; na: not applicable.

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