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Negative Skin Friction in Piles: Causes & Design Calculations

What is Negative Skin Friction? Negative skin friction is usually a downward shear drag acting on a pile or pile group due to downward sinking of surrounding soil relative to the piles. This shear drag movements are expected to occur when a segment of the pile penetrates a compressible soil stratum that can consolidate. Downward… Read More »