Axial Capacity

OPILE will calculate axial capacity according to a variety of methods:

For SANDS:

  • SANDAPI (from API 2000 and the API bulletin published in 2006)
  • SANDICP – Imperial College Design method (published 2005 and in API 2006)
  • SANDF05 – CPT based method by Fugro
  • SANDNGI – Method published by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
  • SANDUWA – CPT based method published by the University of Western Australia
  • User specified skin frictions and end bearing

For CLAYS:

  • CLAYAPI – Main text and commentary methods from API (2000)
  • CLAYKOLK – Method published by Kolk
  • CLAYICP – Imperial College Design method (published 2005)
  • CLAYNGI – Method published by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
  • CLAYF05 – Method published by Fugro
  • CLAYME – Method based on the Maersk 1996 method
  • CLAYEXP – Method similar to CLAYAPI but allows for a custom exponent value
  • CLAYALPHA – Method based on shear strength and user specified alpha value
  • User specified skin frictions and end bearing.

The help file website for OPILE contains much more information on how each of these methods has been implemented and, in addition, you can download the demo version of OPILE here. If you use a method which is not currently included in OPILE then we would be happy to discuss its inclusion.

OPILE can also be used to produce pile models for input to structural analyses, such as the example Sacs input file.