"Type of Sheet Piles"
What are sheet piles?
Sheet piles are long grooved shaped thick boards or plates that are designated to be interlocked with its edges together with adjacent piles. This method Is called, “sheet piling”.
What is this so called, “sheet piling”?
Sheet piling are made in a number of materials to create a continuous wall. The material chosen depends upon a number of factors, including both strength and environmental requirements. Manufacturers must consider the risks of material deterioration and its structural capacity of the sheet piles.
Are there different types of sheet pile?
There are few types of sheet piles available; they could be categorized according to their shapes, sizes, or how they were manufactures.
The following types are categorized accordingly by their shapes.
Z-type Sheet Pile
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Flat Web Sheet Piles
Flat sheet piles work differently from other sheet piles. Most sheet piles rely on their bending strength and stiffness to retain the soil or water
U-type Sheet Piles
U sheet piles retain soil and water just like Z piles with one important difference: U piles have the interlock on the neutral axis
Pan type Sheet Piles
The pan shaped cold form sheet piles are much smaller than most other sheet piles and are only intended for short, lightly loaded walls