HP steel bearing piles

HP steel bearing pile. Cross section
HP steel bearing pile. Cross section

The HP steel bearing piles are special H beams with the same thickness for flange and web. Bearing piles of this type are used all over the world for the deep foundations of various structures: housings, industrial constructions, bridges...

Of the multiple advantages, the most important are the following:
  • easy installation, considering driving as well as handling, transport and storing,
  • no limits for the length of the pile, due to an easy adaptation to the soil conditions by splicing,
  • control of the bearing capacity by measurement of the refusal at driving,
  • easy connection to the superstructure,
  • bending moment capacity for horizontal forces,
  • immediate loading capacity after driving,
  • excellent durability, numerous experiences for totally embedded piles showed a corrosion rate tending to zero.
HP piles are available in high strength steel grades, and some of them even in HISTAR®.
Last modified: January 25, 2019
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HP Piles

HP 200 x 43
HP 220 x 57
HP 260 x 75
HP 305 x 110
HP 320 x 117
HP 360 x 152
HP 400 x 213
Section G Dimensions A Atot P I Wel
h b tw tf y-y z-z y-y z-z
kg/m mm mm mm mm cm2 cm2 m cm4 cm4 cm3 cm3
HP 200 x 4342.5200.0205. 8881 294389126
HP 220 x 5757.2210.0225. 7292 079546185
HP 260 x 7575.0249.0265. 6503 733855282
HP 305 x 110110.0308.0311.015.315.4140.09551.8023 5607 7091 531496
HP 320 x 117117.0311.0308.016.016.0150.09581.7825 4807 8151 638508
HP 360 x 152152.0356.0376.017.817.9194.01 3382.1543 97015 8802 468845
HP 400 x 213213.0368.0400.024.024.0271.01 4722.2663 92025 6403 4741 282

G Mass
h Height
b Width of flange
tw Thickness of web
tf Thickness of flange
A Cross sectional steel area
Atot = h x b Total area
P Perimeter
I Moment of inertia
Wel Elastic section modulus
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