Subject: Factor of safety for cantilver Pile Retaining Walls
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 18:40:55 EST
The geotechnical engineer includes a factor of safety of about 1.5 for the
allowable passive lateral earth pressure used for designing embedment
restraint of cantilever piles. based on information from the geotechnical
engineers I work with, an additional factor of safety on top of that value is
not required, and typically not added by engineers in the design of
cantilever pile systems.
paul franceschi, S.E.