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

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. 

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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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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  • 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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Screen Shots of Deep Foundation Programs

PileAXL 2.3 Released with Significant Improvements

PileAXL 2.3 is formally released with the following updates:

  • Fully support a wide range of design standards such as Allowable stress design, ASSHTO, Eurocode 7 - UK National Annex, Eurocode 7 - Singapore National Annex, Eurocode 7 - General and Australian Piling Standard AS 2159-2009;

  • The position of the pile head can be specified below the ground surface, which allows the users to consider the situations where the top of the pile could be further below the surface;

  • Two different analysis options are available for load-settlement assessment of piles under axial load: (1) Load transfer method with using automatically generated t-z and q-w curves and (2) Fleming's method;

  • The empirical approach based on SPT-N values for estimating ultimate shaft resistance and ultimate end-bearing resistance based on the recommendations in CIRIA Report 143 (1995).

A program for axially loaded piles

PileSuite Released

PileSuite is a powerful suite of software products for deep foundation analysis and design for both onshore and offshore projects. It contains four main programs for nonlinear pile group analysis under general loading, laterally loaded single piles, axially loaded single piles and rock socket design.

A complete software suite for deep foundation design and analysis

PileROC 2.1 Released

Demo version of PileROC 2.1 for Rock Sockets under Axial Loading is formally released for download.

PileROC

Online store is open and all products can be puchased online

Online store is open and all products can be puchased through website

PileLAT, PileAXL, PileGroup and PileROC products

Case study with using PileAXL for a steel pipe pile driven into stiff over-consolidated clay in Houston

The case reported by Kraft et al. (1981) is analyzed with PileAXL program. That case is about the axial loading tests on single piles and pile groups driven into a stiff over-consolidated clay at a site located on the University of Houston Campus. 

PileAXL

PileAXL 2.2 Released with more improvements

PileAXL 2.2 is released with the following improvements:

  • The default value of Beta parameters for FHWA sand, Rollins gravelly sand and Rollins gravel models (bored piles) are correctly estimated in accordance with the depth of the selected soil layer top. In the previous version, the default Beta value calculated in accordance with the ground surface (zero depth) is presented in the dialog. This presentation issue is now fixed. 

  • Negative skin friction option is now included and this allows the users to consider negative skin friction for both pile axial capacity assessment and pile settlement calculation. 

PileAXL

PileGroup 2.1 Released

Demo version of PileGroup 2.1 for 3D Nonlinear Pile Group Analysis is formally released for download. 

PileGroup

Case study with using PileGroup Program - Roosevelt Bridge Pile Group Testing

Roosevelt bridge pile group testing is analyzed with using PileGroup program and the results are also compared with the measured values and those predicted by FB Multipier program. 

PileGroup

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