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Project Settings

The Project Settings dialog allows you to set the fundamental settings of the project.

  • General
  • Pile Analysis Type
  • Groundwater
  • Analysis Settings


The general settings tab allows you to determine the units that will be used for the RSPile analysis. Metric and imperical units are supported.

Pile Analysis Type

The pile analysis type tab provides you with three main analysis types in RSPile:

  • Carrying Capacity – for the pile capacity analysis of piles
  • Individual Pile Analysis - for the analysis of single piles or of piles defined in a pattern without a cap
  • Grouped Pile Analysis - for the analysis of a group of piles connected to a cap

If the Carrying Capacity Analysis option is selected, the two sub-options exist :

  • Driven
  • Bored

If the Individual Pile Analysis option is selected, the four sub-options exist:

  • Axially Loaded
  • Laterally Loaded
  • Axially / Laterally Loaded

Finally, there is also a Group Pile Analysis, which incorporates a pile cap with Axially/Laterally Loaded pile analysis.

Ground water

Groundwater is defined in the Groundwater tab in the project settings dialog.

For Axial, Lateral and Bored:

    The user can select the Enable Groundwater checkbox and enter the Water Table Elevation.

    After setting the water level, the user will be required to enter Unsaturated and Saturated Unit Weight values for every material. The program will use the unsaturated unit weight for the soil above the water table, and will use the saturated unit weight below the water table. The effective unit weight is calculated by subtracting the unit weight of water from the saturated unit weight.

    For Driven:

      The following water table elevations can be entered:

      • Elevation at Time of Drilling - used in correcting SPT blow counts, if they are used
      • Elevation for Restrike/Driving - used for determining the effective stress in the soil layers below the water table for restrike and driving
      • Elevation for Ultimate - used to determine the effective stress in soil layers below the water table for the ultimate condition

      Advanced Analysis Settings

      The following parameters can be defined:

      • Pile Depth Increment - spacing between pile tip depths where the total capacity is computed for Bored Pile Analysis. Capacities are computed starting at the defined pile head or ground surface, whichever elevation is less.
      • Pile Segments - this is the number of segments that the pile length will be divided into. The default value is 100.
      • Convergence Tolerance - the Tolerance defines the point at which the solution is considered to have converged. The convergence criteria is based on displacement (ratio of change in displacement to total displacement). The default Tolerance is 0.0001.
      • Number of Iterations - this controls the maximum number of iterations allowed. The default value is 100.
      • Reinforced Concrete Slices - this is the number of slices that reinforced concrete pile cross sections will be divided into.

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