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Pile Orientation

The pile is oriented using three angles:

  • Alpha - Rotation of pile around central axis of pile, clockwise from the y-axis
  • Beta - Batter angle of pile, clockwise from y-axis
  • Rotation Angle - Rotation of pile around the z-axis of the pile
Pile Orientation; Alpha, Beta and Theta
From left: alpha, beta, rotation angle

Local Sign Convention

The local coordinates for calculating the pile results are shown. They differ from the direction shown in the 3D view of the pile.

Local Coordinates for Calculating the Pile Results
Sign convention for results in RSPile
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