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Brochures and technical documentation about installation of steel sheet piles, sealing systems (i.e. AKILA), Knife-Edge-Support, fire resistance, tie-rods, water-jetting, welding, ...
Last modified: April 21, 2021

Installation Guideline - AZ-800 new generation

These 'installation guidelines' for the new AZ generation, the AZ-800 & AZ-750 steel sheet piles, contain also a brief description of the installation procedures and [...]

Installation Guideline - AZ-800 new generation

Recueil avec les recommandations pour l'installation des palplanches de nouvelle génération AZ-750 et AZ-800. Ce guide comprend également un chapitre qui décrit l'installation d’écrans exécutés avec ces nouveaux profils (équipement de fonçage, cadence, description des sols,…) depuis 2016.These 'installation guidelines' for the new AZ generation, the AZ-800 & AZ-750 steel sheet piles, contain also a brief description of the installation procedures and equipments used in several projects after the launch of the new section, covering the period of 2016 - 2018.

Installation – Guideline – AZ-800 | EN  (4.53 Mb)
Empfehlungen zum Einbau – AZ-800 | DE  (4.52 Mb)
Recommandations pour la mise en oeuvre – AZ-800 | FR  (4.57 Mb)

Knife Edge Support

Knife Edge Support ("Schneidenlagerung") - Design of the transfer of vertical loads into a steel sheet pile according to the German National Technical Approval Z-15.6-235 [...]

Knife Edge Support

[:it]Knife Edge Support ("Schneidenlagerung") - Design of the transfer of vertical loads into a steel sheet pile according to the German National Technical Approval Z-15.6-235 (2017)[:de]Allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassung Nr. Z-15.6-235 „Stahlbetonholm mit Schneidenlagerung zur Einleitung von Vertikal- und Horizontalkräften in Stahlspundwandbohlen.[:fr]Dimensionnement d'une poutre de couronnement en béton soumise à des charges verticales significatives - transfert des charges verticales à la palplanche (poinçonnement). Méthode suivant l'agrément technique allemand Z-15.6-235 (2021) émis par le DIBt de Berlin (Allemagne).[:en]Knife Edge Support ("Schneidenlagerung") - Design of the transfer of vertical loads into a steel sheet pile according to the German National Technical Approval Z-15.6-235 (2021)[:]

Knife Edge Support – 2022 | en  (9.93 Mb)
Knife Edge Support – Flyer – 2022 | de  (3.44 Mb)

Seismic design

Economical and safe design approaches for steel sheet piling structures in highly seismic zones.

Installation of steel sheet piles

This manual provides an introduction to the methods of installing steel sheet piles. It is a compendium of a few generations of our sheet piling [...]

Installation of steel sheet piles

This manual provides an introduction to the methods of installing steel sheet piles. It is a compendium of a few generations of our sheet piling specialists.

Installation of steel sheet piles  (6.62 Mb)
Mise en oeuvre des palplanches en acier  (3.89 Mb)

Rock Bolts

Excavations in soils with limited thicknesses of soil above the bedrock, or where the excavation level lies below the bedrock level, need additional support at [...]

Rock Bolts

Les écrans de soutènement d'excavations dans des sols avec des fiches insuffisantes au-dessus de la roche, ou alors quand le niveau d'excavation se trouve en-dessous du niveau du toit de la roche, ont besoin d'un appui supplémentaire au niveau du pied de la palplanche. Dans les pays scandinaves, les entreprises ont recours à des goujons de roche (rock bolts) pour fixer le pied de la palplanche au rocher. Un projet de recherche en collaboration avec l'institut norvégien NGI a permis de formuler les vérifications conformes aux nouvelles normes européennes pour cette technique assez ancienne.Excavations in soils with limited thicknesses of soil above the bedrock, or where the excavation level lies below the bedrock level, need additional support at the toe. It is common practice in Nordic countries to support the toe of the sheet piles with rock bolts (also called rock dowels).

Rock Bolts 2018 | GB  (12.77 Mb)

AMLoCor®

AMLoCor® is ArcelorMittal’s new ‘low corrosion’ steel grade that will undoubtedly revolutionize the design of port structures. A major concern of designers and port authorities [...]

AMLoCor®

AMLoCor® is ArcelorMittal’s new ‘low corrosion’ steel grade that will undoubtedly revolutionize the design of port structures. A major concern of designers and port authorities is the durability of marine structures like quay walls, breakwaters, jetties. Part 1: contains general information about the new steel grade and the design approach with AMLoCor®. Part 2: contains the steel properties and chemical composition of AMLoCor®, as well as the available sheet pile sections in AMLoCor®. Please check regularly for new updates.

AMLoCor Part 1 | EN  (1.57 Mb)
AMLoCor Part 2 | EN  (0.69 Mb)
AMLoCor Teil 1 | DE  (1.59 Mb)
AMLoCor Teil 2 | DE  (0.69 Mb)
AMLoCor часть 1  (1.85 Mb)
AMLoCor часть 2  (0.17 Mb)

The impervious steel sheet pile wall

ArcelorMittal carried out an extensive research project in collaboration with Delft Geotechnics. The objective of the project was to determine the rate of seepage through [...]

The impervious steel sheet pile wall

ArcelorMittal carried out an extensive research project in collaboration with Delft Geotechnics. The objective of the project was to determine the rate of seepage through the interlocks of steel sheet piles for various joint filler materials, as well as for empty and welded joints. This document summarizes the results to enable the designer to make a rational assessment of the seepage rate for a specific case. It contains also many details about design and practical aspects for each sealing system.

The impervious Steel Sheet Pile Wall  (4.51 Mb)
Die Dichtheit von Spundwandbauwerken  (0.91 Mb)
Etanchéité des rideaux de palplanches (rev. 2009)  (12.18 Mb)

AKILA® Sealing System

AKILA® is an environmentally-friendly high performance sealing system developed by ArcelorMittal’s R&D department in Esch-sur-Alzette.

AKILA® Sealing System

[:en]AKILA® is an environmentally-friendly high performance sealing system developed by ArcelorMittal’s R&D department in Esch-sur-Alzette.[:]

AKILA® Sealing System  (0.50 Mb)
AKILA® Système d’étanchéité  (0.59 Mb)
AKILA® Dichtungssystem  (1.15 Mb)
AKILA® Sistema di impermeabilizzazione  (0.50 Mb)

Beltan®Plus sealing system

Beltan®Plus sealing system is a bituminous product, for water pressures up to 1 bar (10 m).

Beltan®Plus sealing system

[:fr]Beltan®Plus est un produit bitumeux d'étanchéification des serrures de palplanches acier, pour des pressions hydrostatiques jusqu'à 1 bar (10 m).[:en]Beltan®Plus sealing system is a bituminous product, for water pressures up to 1 bar (10 m).[:]

Beltan®Plus sealing system  (0.22 Mb)

Underground car parks: Fire resistance

This brochure deals with the design of the fire resistance of steel sheet piles in underground car parks. It considers several design assumptions, such as [...]

Underground car parks: Fire resistance

This brochure deals with the design of the fire resistance of steel sheet piles in underground car parks. It considers several design assumptions, such as the influence of the ventilation of the modules, the spreading of the fire from one vehicle to adjacent vehicles, a 'natural' fire curve (in contrast to the quite unfavourable ISO fire curve), the protection of steel against the heat transfer, etc.

Underground car parks | Fire resistance  (5.20 Mb)

Off-centre anchoring of AZ® sheet pile walls

A cost-effective alternative to the standard anchoring system of AZ® sheet pile walls is the 'off-centre anchoring'. Advantage: no need to drill a hole through [...]

Off-centre anchoring of AZ® sheet pile walls

A cost-effective alternative to the standard anchoring system of AZ® sheet pile walls is the 'off-centre anchoring'. Advantage: no need to drill a hole through the interlock any more. The design method was validated by the German Institute DIBt, which issued a German National Technical Approval. Note that the English and French version of the brochure (see below) are not up-to-date (use it only to check the details about the concept).

Exzentrische Verankerung | DE | 2018  (7.27 Mb)
Off-centre anchoring of AZ sheet pile walls | EN | old version  (1.02 Mb)
Ancrage excentré | FR | old version  (1.01 Mb)

Jetting-Assisted sheet pile driving

This document describes the improvement jetting can make to vibratory driving of sheet piles and helps understanding its effects on the surrounding soil.

Jetting-Assisted sheet pile driving

This document describes the improvement jetting can make to vibratory driving of sheet piles and helps understanding its effects on the surrounding soil.

Rüttelspülverfahren beim Einbringen von Spundbohlen  (1.21 Mb)
Lançage – Une technique d’aide à la mise en oeuvre  (6.87 Mb)
Jetting – Assisted sheet pile driving  (1.68 Mb)

Welding of steel sheet piles

Brochure with details of welding specifications and welding procedures specific to steel sheet piles (special piles, connectors,...).

Welding of steel sheet piles

Brochure with details of welding specifications and welding procedures specific to steel sheet piles (special piles, connectors,...).

Welding of steel sheet piles Soudage de palplanches Schweißen von Stahlspundwänden  (0.60 Mb)

Anchorage - Tie-rods

The purpose of this brochure is to assist designers, contractors, engineers and buyers in choosing the best anchor material (tie-rods and accessories) to guarantee the [...]

Anchorage - Tie-rods

The purpose of this brochure is to assist designers, contractors, engineers and buyers in choosing the best anchor material (tie-rods and accessories) to guarantee the stability of a quay wall and other retaining structures.

ASDO – Ancrages Pour Structures Maritimes | FR | 2013  (6.65 Mb)
ASDO – Anker Handbuch | DE | 2013  (9.33 Mb)
ASDO – Anchors for Marine Structures | GB | 2015  (6.09 Mb)
ASDO – Tirantes De Barra Para Estructuras Marinas | SP | 2013  (6.07 Mb)

Protective coating systems and applications

There are numerous types of systems available but one of the most polyvalent is the epoxy resin. Efforts and considerable investments were made in the [...]

Protective coating systems and applications

There are numerous types of systems available but one of the most polyvalent is the epoxy resin. Efforts and considerable investments were made in the research for the best results of epoxy polymers and today it is one of the best types of coatings adapted to the current application and performance requirements.

Protective coating systems and applications | Systèmes de revêtement et application | Beschichtungssysteme und deren Anwendung  (4.78 Mb)

Dixeran® declutching detector

Dixeran® is a declutching detector system for steel sheet piles, mostly used for containment walls to verify its integrity below ground level (imperviousness).

Dixeran® declutching detector

Description of the DIXERAN declutching detector wich is used in soils that are technically diffcult for driving, in order to guarantee a perfect hooking between interlocks.Dixeran® is a declutching detector system for steel sheet piles, mostly used for containment walls to verify its integrity below ground level (imperviousness).

Dixeran® declutching detector  (6.84 Mb)

SIZ - Stahlspundwände (1-7) - Planung und Anwendung - CD

Proceedings of the seminars organized on a yearly basis by the German Stahl-Informations-Zentrum (SIZ) on steel sheet piles. Panelists include German Professors, key design engineers [...]

SIZ - Stahlspundwände (1-7) - Planung und Anwendung - CD

Proceedings of the seminars organized on a yearly basis by the German Stahl-Informations-Zentrum (SIZ) on steel sheet piles. Panelists include German Professors, key design engineers and engineers from public authorities as the BAW. The main topics of the articles are relevant German projects executed with steel sheet piles, as well as innovations in design and execution. Only available in German language.Die Schriftenreihe "Stahlspundwände - Planung und Anwendung" dokumentiert die Referate der vom Stahl-Informations-Zentrum (SIZ) veranstalteten Spundwandseminare.Articles des séminaires organisés annuellement par l'association allemande Stahl-Informations-Zentrum (SIZ) sur le thème des palplanches en acier. Les maîtres de conférences sont des professeurs universitaires allemands, des ingénieurs de renom ainsi que des ingénieurs d'administrations publiques telles que le BAW. Les articles traitent principalement de projets allemands exécutés en palplanches acier, ainsi que d'innovations techniques du point de vue dimensionnement ou exécution. Disponible en langue allemande uniquement.Proceedings of the seminars organized on a yearly basis by the German Stahl-Informations-Zentrum (SIZ) on steel sheet piles. Panelists include German Professors, key design engineers and engineers from public authorities as the BAW. The main topics of the articles are relevant German projects executed with steel sheet piles, as well as innovations in design and execution. Only available in German language.

SIZ – Stahlspundwände (1-7) – Planung und Anwendung (CD)  (111.49 Mb)