The International Association of Foundation Drilling – Formerly the Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors
Water bound to soil particles because of the attraction between electrical charges existing on soil particle surface and (dipole) water molecules.
French: eau adsorbée
German: adsorbiertes Wasser
Spanish: agua adsorbida
Italian: acqua adsorbita
Portuguese: agua adsorvida
Dutch: geadsorbeerd water
Trade name for a tapered steel unit for connecting pipe piles by driven friction.
Soil mainly composed of silt-sized particles of wind blown deposits. See also Loess, which is aeolian soil.
Portuguese: loess, limo argilo-calcáreo
ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations. Engineering Organization consisted of ten national professional engineering organisation from ten ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries
1. A telescoping structural member used to attach the bottom of the leads to the crane base and used to position or batter leads in or out, left or right. Can be mechanically, hydraulically or pneumatically operated; it is used with either fixed leads or semifixed leads. Also called Bottom Brace, A-Frame, Spotter, Spreader Bar, Spider, Kicker, Stinger, Strut, Apron. 2. A structural member used in bracing. See sketches in DFI Glossary of Terms Appendix B.
French: cadre triangulaire
Colloquial term for driving a pile at an angle from the vertical where the bottom of the pile is inclined toward the crane. Same as Negative Batter. See also Inclined Pile