Innovative Geotechnics is an engineering company with the aim of researching and developing geotechnical design and analysis programs. 

 

Innovative Geotechnics provides innovative geotechnical design tools for soil-structure interaction and deep foundation problems such as single piles or pile groups under lateral and vertical loads. 

Single Piles and Pile Groups

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Innovative Geotechnics provide geotechnical design tools for soil-structure interaction problems such as pile groups, laterally loaded piles, nonlinear p-y curve generation, and rock socket design, including single piles or pile groups under lateral and vertical loading based on finite element method. Our programs are focused on the geotechnical analytical knowledge, improving user engagement, and reducing potential input uncertainties. All geotechnical programs and software adopt simple input interfaces for the users to interactively enter the analysis information such as soil layer information, soil properties, and foundation design parameters. 

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Key Features of Deep Foundation Design Programs

  • Finite element method based on Garlerkin formulation instead of lumped springs at the element node like the conventional finite difference method;

  • Powerful nonlinear solver based on the arc-length approach;

  • Nonlinear bending stiffness of piles;

  • Both static and cyclic behavior of soils for laterally loaded piles based on p-y curves;

  • Displacement loading for piles subject to soil movement based on the approach of Byrne et al. (1984); and

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  • Plotting nonlinear p-y and t-z curves for any location along the pile length;

  • Plotting deflection, bending moment, shear force, soil reaction, shaft and end bearing resistances and many other results;

  • Displaying pile load and settlement curve at the pile head for axial and lateral loading;

  • 2D and 3D graphics outputs for the pile group analysis results; and

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  • Easy to add, delete and insert different layers for soils and rocks;

  • A wide range of pile head loading conditions;

  • Easy to define pile batter and ground surface slope for laterally loaded single piles;

  • Easy to define various pile section types such as circular, rectangular, octagonal, H shape, Pipe and user-defined sections;

  • Easy to define varying bending stiffness along the pile length;

  • Easy to define pile spacing and pile layout for pile groups; and

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  • A wide range of as-built nonlinear p-y, t-z and q-w curves for cohesive soils, granular soils and rocks;

  • Simple elastic-plastic model for laterally loaded piles;

  • Elastic sub-grade modulus option for laterally loaded pile;

  • Spreadsheet-like grid tables for various load transfer curves; 

  • Comprehensive analysis options for offshore pile foundations such as ICP method, Fugro method and UWA method; and

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Software Products

Pile Groups, Laterally Loaded Piles, P-Y Curves and Rock Socket, Pile, Capacity, Engineering, Software, Load, Calculate, Laterally, Loaded, Analysis

PileLAT

Laterally loaded single piles

Pile Groups, Laterally Loaded Piles, P-Y Curves and Rock Socket, Pile, Capacity, Engineering, Software, Load, Calculate, Laterally, Loaded, Analysis

PileAXL

Axially loaded single piles

Pile Groups, Laterally Loaded Piles, P-Y Curves and Rock Socket, Pile, Capacity, Engineering, Software, Load, Calculate, Laterally, Loaded, Analysis

PileGroup

3D nonlinear analysis for pile groups under general loading

Pile Groups, Laterally Loaded Piles, P-Y Curves and Rock Socket, Pile, Capacity, Engineering, Software, Load, Calculate, Laterally, Loaded, Analysis

PileROC

Rock socket analysis and design

Pile Groups, Laterally Loaded Piles, P-Y Curves and Rock Socket, Pile, Capacity, Engineering, Software, Load, Calculate, Laterally, Loaded, Analysis

PileSuite

Deep foundation analysis and design suite

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ALLCPT

CPT Data Interpretation Tool

Useful Links

  • Driven and bored piles for both onshore and offshore pile foundations;

  • Extensive methods to estimate ultimate shaft  and end bearing resistance based on the recommendations from API and FHWA;

  • Meyerhof's approach with considering the influence effects of upper and lower soil layers on end bearing;

  • Resistance factors (strength reduction factors) can be specified for ultimate shaft  and end bearing resistance for the design to be consistent with the limit state design concept;

  • Additional reduction factors available for plugged or unplugged steel pipe or H sections; and

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  • Fleming (1992)'s approach for rock sockets;

  • Kulhawy and Carter (1992)'s method for rock sockets;

  • Load transfer method for rock socket settlement estimation;

  • Hong Kong Geoguide's approach for rock sockets under lateral loads;

  • Searching for critical dip angle of discontinuity for planar-discontinuity controlled failure surface for rock sockets;

  • Calculate the load-settlement curve at the top of rock socket for serviceability limit state design requirements; and

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Technical Blog Articles for Deep Foundations
Single Piles and Pile Groups under General Loading