Abstract

The construction of a large industry in the proximity of the city of Vallemí, Concepción, North Eastern Paraguay, involved the use of thousands of bored piles embedded in rock, more specifically in the Vallemí-Cambajhopo limestone formation. Due to importance of the project, an exhaustive campaign of geotechnical characterization was conducted, alongside with detailed bearing capacity analysis and dynamic testing on piles.

This article presents the results of the theoretical bearing capacity analysis performed using several methods and international codes, and compares them with the results obtained in numerous dynamic tests performed on piles. The evaluation found that the estimation of bearing capacity using the equations of the Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual had the best results compared to the values obtained in the dynamic tests.

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