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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 49
INNOVATION IN CIVIL AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
Edited by: M.B. Leeming and B.H.V. Topping
Paper XI.5

The Evaluation of Safety in Geotechnics According to Probabilistic Approaches. The Bearing Capacity of Piles

C. Cherubini*, L. Cucchiararo*, G.I. Giasi*, G.V. Ariani# and F. Falconetti**

*Institute of Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
#Taranto, Italy
**Bari, Italy

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
C. Cherubini, L. Cucchiararo, G.I. Giasi, G.V. Ariani, F. Falconetti, "The Evaluation of Safety in Geotechnics According to Probabilistic Approaches. The Bearing Capacity of Piles", in M.B. Leeming, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Innovation in Civil and Construction Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 265-269, 1997. doi:10.4203/ccp.49.11.5
Abstract
The Allowable Bearing Capacity of piles is generally evaluated of a deterministic approach based on "Safety Factors" applied to ultimate Base and Shaft bearing capacity. Semiprobabilistic approaches are used in several Codes and in Eurocode 7. At the moment the probabilistic approach is used only in the area of Research.

Examples of the Reliability Index evaluation with respect to the bearing capacity of piles are presented in this paper. The influence of pile length upon reliability is highlighted.

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